If you tried to log into Fortnite last night and couldn’t get past the start screen, you’re not alone. The wildly popular battle royale game has had server issues for over a day now.
Sixteen hours ago, Epic, the developer, announced that Fortnite was having login issues. A few hours later, the game came down:
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) 12 April 2018
As of this morning, the game is still not functioning, as Epic says it is still trying to deploy upgrades to its database systems. A representative from Epic told Kotaku that Epic is still working on getting the servers back up, but otherwise, there’s still no estimate for when things will be back to normal.
Update: Fortnite is now serving login queues, though I waited for four minutes only to be given another “login failed.”
Elsewhere, the game has been offline for long enough that players are starting to get ansty:
RETWEET IF YOU'RE WAITING FOR SERVERS TO GO UP
LIKE IF YOU'RE SITTING HERE WONDERING WHAT IS LIFE WITHOUT @FortniteGame
Lastly... GIF comment how you feel about it all.
— dakotaz (@dakotaz) 12 April 2018