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‘Fortnite’ is down for all users [updated]

Epic Games is working to resolve the problem.

Apr 12, 2018, 7:22 pm*

Internet Culture

Sarah Weber 

Sarah Weber

If you’re looking to get your Fortnite fix this morning, you’re out of luck. Developer Epic Games took the popular shooter game offline late Wednesday night and servers are still struggling to come back up.

Epic Games announced the game was inaccessible due to emergency maintenance.

“Login is currently blocked across all Epic endpoints, including games, websites, and the Epic Games Launcher,” the company wrote on its status page. “This is due to a database failure which we are working to resolve as quickly as possible. In a measure towards resolution, matchmaking will be blocked for a short period. Thank you for your patience!”

The company posted updates on the status page through the night, but as of 9:30am, the company was “working on the database upgrade process, and remain in downtime.”

It’s not clear when Fortnite will be back, but we’ll update this story when it is.

Update 11:57pm CT: Epic Games has released the following update. “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.”

Update 2:17pm CT: Fortnite should be back for all players. According to Epic Games, “Login and game service issues have been resolved and we’ve returned to a healthy state.”

H/T Polygon

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*First Published: Apr 12, 2018, 2:42 pm