Fortnite has been down for 3 hours and gamers are unable to log-in – The Verge

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The hit battle royale recreation instructed gamers “You shouldn’t have permission to play Fortnite.”
There was some dangerous information in the event you’re on winter break and hoping to play some Fortnite, as Epic Video games battle royale shooter went down greater than 5 hours on Wednesday — and this time it wasn’t to assist broaden the sport’s lore. In line with a tweet from its personal standing web page, “Fortnite is presently unavailable and gamers are unable to log-in whereas we examine a difficulty. We’ll present extra information when we now have an answer to carry companies again on-line.”
Fortnite recreation servers are again on-line and the Winterfest continues! ❄️

We recognize everybody’s understanding as we labored to resolve these points and we’ll have extra particulars subsequent week on what we’re doing that can assist you make up for misplaced time. pic.twitter.com/ruLmG4xHgk
A follow-up tweet at 3:10PM ET from the crew stated they had been “persevering with to work on a repair that may carry Fortnite again on-line and recognize everybody’s endurance.” As of 6PM ET, we hadn’t heard something since, however at round 6:30PM ET gamers reported the sport was working once more, which we now have been capable of verify.
The Fortnite Standing Twitter finally tweeted to substantiate the sport is again up, promising that subsequent week (or, subsequent yr) there will probably be particulars on “what we’re doing that can assist you make up for misplaced time.” It additionally famous some individuals would possibly see an additional in-game current to open, however stated the crew is engaged on that.
Our personal senior leisure editor Andrew Webster reported combating the platform, which was telling many gamers, “You shouldn’t have permission to play Fortnite.” The corporate began investigating the problem at round 11AM ET, earlier than the servers went offline totally a few hours later.
Fortnite is presently unavailable and gamers are unable to log-in whereas we examine a difficulty.

We’ll present extra information when we now have an answer to carry companies again on-line. pic.twitter.com/B3wXvu5SL6
When the servers initially went down, the Epic Video games launcher wouldn’t even begin Fortnite, exhibiting the servers had been offline, however later it might attempt to launch the sport. Sadly, after launching, as many gamers have reported and we skilled in a check, it merely positioned you in a queue for ten minutes or so after which failed to attach. Now, as of 6:45PM ET, launching the sport takes gamers proper in to the motion.
Across the identical time the problem began, the Epic Video games Retailer was additionally having issues, the place some gamers stated they couldn’t log in and even entry their video games for offline play. Now not less than the Epic Video games desktop launcher is working so you possibly can nonetheless play different video games in your PC.
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We’re persevering with to work on a repair that may carry Fortnite again on-line and recognize everybody’s endurance.

Fortnite recreation servers are presently offline whereas we examine an answer to stability points, and we’ll present one other replace as extra information is on the market. pic.twitter.com/aRTnawTJgE
Replace December twenty ninth, 3:00PM ET: Added particulars about present server standing and points logging in.
Replace December twenty ninth, 3:18PM ET: Added newest tweet about Fortnite server restoration progress.
Replace December twenty ninth, 5:55PM ET: Up to date to notice the issue has not been fastened, and there are not any new updates.
Replace December twenty ninth, 6:45PM ET: Up to date to notice the servers can be found and dealing as soon as once more.
Replace December twenty ninth, 7:00PM ET: Up to date with Epic Video games’ assertion about making up for the misplaced time.
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