If you have been playing Fortnite that you definitely know about the recent downtime. Many backend issues affected servers but Epic announced that the game is back online alongside an apology from the developers; and some free goodies.
The extended downtime was noticed by Epic Games yesterday and they revealed in the first update that they are aware and it will be fixed soon. After that came the second update confirming that the issues with signing in have been solved and the game is back online.
Epic Games apologized in the latest update on their website by saying:
It’s been no secret that over the past 24 hours we’ve been experiencing issues with our services that have prevented many of you from playing Battle Royale and Save the World. We’re sorry. We know how frustrating this has been.
We messed up here. As thanks for being awesome and patient, we’re doing the following:
- For Battle Royale players, this weekend we’ll be offering a Back Bling gift that you can pick up in the store for free.
- For our Save the World folks, this weekend we will be offering a Troll Stash Llama in the loot tab for free.
Next week, we will be granting a pack of Battle Stars to our Battle Royale players and Seasonal Gold to the Save the World players. This will require brief additional downtime, so we will be including it as a part of our planned update next week.
We’ll have a detailed postmortem of this week’s issues, and more information about how we will improve services for you in the future. Look for this later next week.
See you out on the Battle Bus and Saving the World.
The downtime came after the launch of Fortnite 3.5 update, which added a new replay feature to the game.