My usual evening ritual ends up with me playing a few games of Fortnite here and there. The Fortnite gods had other plans when I booted up the Epic Games launcher. It seems that the servers for Fortnite are currently down. A quick google search will also tell you that the PlayStation Network is also experiencing a few problems, something that Epic Games also indicated in the report. Does this mean that PlayStation cross-play is finally happening? Probably not.
We're currently investigating issues with our game services, which include matchmaking and login. Follow our status page for updates: https://t.co/3y0X6buriO
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 13, 2018
There doesn’t seem to be a time frame for when the servers will go live again. It does come as somewhat of a shock considering the hefty Season 5 update went live today across all platforms. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
Update: Service has now been restored to the Fortnite servers. Epic wrote via Twitter: “We’re back up and our services are looking healthy! You may encounter a waiting room as you log back in.”