Fortnite: Battle Royale Servers are Shutdown - Millions of Players are Outraged

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Week 8 of Fortnite Battle Royale season 3 has finally unlocked for Battle Pass players, giving them new challenges to complete, which certainly helps to keep things fresh.

In addition to that Reddit thread, the game's Twitter account is also posting regular updates about the Fortnite server status.

Apparently, the Fortnite server has been down for many hours, as Epic said it has been "working through the night on fixes in order to bring the game fully back up". Try restarting Fortnite or the game console to reduce the waiting times. Developer Epic Games has taken the Fortnite servers offline for maintenance.

With PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Epic Games' Fortnite duking it out on all fronts, we've chose to take a closer look at these battle royale shooters to see which one might best suit you. We'll be undergoing emergency downtime to deploy major upgrades to our database systems.

Luckily, Epic Games is doing a good job of keeping everyone posted on the issue.

It's worth pointing out that this is, as far as we know, an Epic-wide issue and not one just related to Fortnite, but let's be honest: nobody really cares about anything else.

When looking at the map, players can visibly see row boats positioned in a triangle around the middle island. 100 players drop onto the map, and battle it out to be left the last one standing, all the while avoiding an ever-encroaching circle of death.

"Kids find out about products and games on YouTube and then the legend grows in the playground", said Long.

That meant that for almost 24 hours, you couldn't play "Fortnite: Battle Royale" on any of the many platforms it's available on, from PlayStation 4 to PC to iPhone (and everything else). "Thanks for your patience while we work to resolve these issues".

"Seeing a top gamer and musician come together on Twitch and unite their large and passionate communities is a cultural moment in terms of building awareness around the appeal of social video and it's only going to grow from here".