Fortnite Servers Down, Epic Games Working to Restore Them (Update: Servers Online)
Update 2: For the issues happening on July 12, 2018, please see this article about Epic taking the Fortnite Servers down.
Update: It appears that the Fortnite servers are now back online. If you are having issues, restart your console and try to log into the game again.
Original: If you’ve been trying to get into Fortnite during the last couple hours, you’re not alone. According to multiple posts on social media and Reddit, the servers for Epic Games’ recently released action builder are down. The official Fortnite Twitter confirmed this in a tweet.
We’re sorry you can’t get into the game right now. We’re trying to scale up due to new players, and we broke it. Working on it! ETA soon!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 24, 2017
Epic Games is doing some active building of their own to restore their servers as hoards of players bombard them like storm husks assaulting a fort. We’ll keep you updated when they return.
This influx of players isn’t surprising as people have taken a keen interest in the early access release of the long awaited title. In our impressions of the early release, Tyler Treese indicates that Fortnite’s loot grind is an addicting proposition.
“While there are a few rough edges that make it clear why Fortnite isn’t officially releasing until next year, I’ve had a really great time with the inventive shooter so far. I’m rarely someone that gets into a loot grind, but Epic does such a great job at constantly broadening the game experience that I’m always excited to unlock something new in-between missions. I’m not sure that I can fully recommend dropping nearly $40 just to play the game early (and get a bevy of bonus unlocks), but it won’t be a wasted purchase as long as enough friends are down to play it together.”
Are you sitting here reading this instead of playing Fortnite because the servers are down? If you’ve got nothing better to do, might I suggest reading these posts on PlayStation LifeStyle?