Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale mode for Fortnite has been offline since last night when the servers were taken down for emergency maintenance.
The issue seems to be with “account services” which is causing issues with logging into the game.
Epic’s first fix – which was deployed at around 1AM UTC – wasn’t able to handle the amount of traffic that surged back onto the game, so Fortnite had to be taken offline again to “deploy major upgrades” to its database system.
When will the Fortnite servers be back online?
On Twitter, Epic Games’ most recent update states that there is currently “no ETA on when servers will be back up”.
We’re bringing the servers offline for emergency maintenance. We apologize for this inconvenience. We currently have no ETA on when servers will be back up. Stay updated with our status page here: https://t.co/3y0X6buriO
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 12, 2018
However, they have more recently updated their official game status page, saying: “We’re still working on the database upgrade process, and remain in downtime.”
That was at around 6AM UTC – just over four and a half hours ago at time of writing – so we could hear more soon.
Fortnite Waiting in Queue and “unable to sign in to your account”:
If you’re try to play Fortnite right now, you’re most likely seeing either one of two messages:
“Waiting in Queue” or “Unable to sign in to your account”
These messages are being caused by the ongoing issues, and will hopefully be resolved when a fix is deployed.
Epic have been experiencing difficulties with Fortnite over the last 48 hours. The latest V3.5 patch reintroduced the double pump exploit and broke guided missiles. Work on squishing these bugs once and for all may also be contributing to the length of the current downtime.
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