Use SpriteKit Objects within Scene Delegate Callbacks
Follow threading guidelines to keep your SpriteKit app thread safe.
SpriteKit is largely a single threaded game engine and as such the API provides developers with callbacks to implement your custom game logic. The primary callback for your game logic is
update(_:for:). Modifying SpriteKit objects outside of the scene delegate callbacks (such as in a background queue or anything else not running on the main thread) can result in concurrency related problems. Even dispatching work on the main thread asynchronously or at a later time is risky because the closure is likely to be done outside of the timeframe SpriteKit expects. If you’re experiencing a segmentation fault or other type of crash occurring deep within the SpriteKit framework, there’s a good chance your code is modifying a SpriteKit object outside of the scene delegate callbacks.
Note: To check at runtime if a particular block of code is running on the main thread, inspect