FORTNITE SERVERS DOWN – UPDATE TWO: Epic Games have said that Fortnite Battle should be back up and running in the next few hours.
However, PS4 fans are set for a lengthier server downtime than their counterparts on Xbox One, Mobile, PC and Mac.
The official Fortnite Twitter account posted: “Services should begin to recover over the next couple of hours.
“Due to issues with our account system, players on PS4 will be unable to login for an additional period of time.
“We’re sorry for the extended downtime. We’ll update you in an hour.”
FORTNITE SERVERS DOWN – UPDATE ONE: Fortnite fans have just been given an update by Epic Games on the major outage hitting the hugely popular game.
The Fortnite team had earlier said that Battle Royale had been hit by a “critical failure” that affected one of their databases.
They also promised that Fortnite fans would be getting hourly updates as the lengthy outage rumbles on.
And in their most recent update, the Fortnite team indicated that they are a step closer to solving the widespread server issues.
They tweeted: “We’ve made progress on our internal investigations and believe we may understand the problem!”
ORIGINAL: Fortnite servers have been down for around 18 with Battle Royale fans left unable to play the hit PS4, Xbox One and iOS Mobile game.
Some Fortnite players have reported that they’ve been able to log in during the past hour.
While others have been hit with a lengthy waiting in queue or AS 1041 error message.
However, most Fortnite fans are still complaining that the game is offline and that servers are down.
The official Fortnite Twitter account has tweeted their latest server status update.
And they’ve revealed that Fortnite servers is still experiencing “extended instability”.
They tweeted: “We’re still undergoing extended instability and investigating the issues. Right now we don’t know how long it will take, but we will update you hourly.”
The Fortnite Twitter account also tweeted a link to a more in-depth Reddit update, which revealed a “critical failure” had hit the game.
The Reddit post said: “We’re sorry for the ongoing extended instability. We had a critical failure with one of our account service databases.
“As a result, our login and matchmaking systems are unstable.
“Our team has been working through the night on fixes in order to bring the game fully back up.
“Right now we don’t know how long it will take, but we will update you hourly.
“Thanks for your patience while we work to resolve these issues.”
The Fortnite Twitter account was also asked by one fan if the Cary-based developer knew when the Battle Royale server issues would be fixed by.
Epic said that they had no ETA (estimated time of arrival) for when a fix would finally be in place.
The official Epic Games Status page at the moment says that all Fortnite services are operational – apart from login and game services.
The last update on that page in the account services section added: “We’re still working on the database upgrade process, and remain in downtime.”
The current Fortnite outage began around 10pm UK time on Wednesday, with Battle Royale later being taken offline for ’emergency maintenace’.
Throughout the outage Fortnite fans have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration at the lengthy outage.
One fan tweeted: “How am I supposed to enjoy this beautiful day with the fortnite servers down”.
While another posted: “Fortnite servers still down?”
And one wrote: “I thought the meteor was supposed to hit tilted towers not the servers”.
While Fortnite Twitch megastar Ninja posted: “Fortnite down all night, still averaged around 80k+ until 2 am… That is an incredible feeling.
“Alarm set to wake me up at the normal stream time! However I have a feeling Fortnite might still be down.”
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