Fortnite is currently down and Epic has confirmed it is investigating a solution to stability issues that led to the game servers being taken offline.
The Fortnite team shared the unfortunate news on its @FortniteStatus account on Twitter and promised to update players “as soon as more info is available.”
Earlier today, Fortnite players began experiencing login, matchmaking, and other issues when trying to play the battle royale game, and the issues quickly became severe enough for Epic to step in and shut down the game as they worked towards a solution.
Server downtime is not uncommon during the holiday season, but it is yet unclear if this particular issue stemmed from an influx of players or something else entirely.
On Christmas Day, the Nintendo Switch eShop was having similar issues and players couldn’t create Nintendo Accounts, purchase games, redeem gift cards, or even browse the online store.
We will update this article as soon as the servers are back online and, until then, be sure to check out all the goodies that are part of Fortnite Winterfest 2021, including outfits based on Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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