Fortnite servers offline due to database issues – Some kind compensation planned – Updated

Fortnite servers offline due to database issues – Some kind compensation planned – Updated

This evening Epic was deploying the latest Fortnite patch but it didn’t go quite as well as expected.

Epic has released am update on the current situation but it doesn’t sound good and the servers could be down for some time.

Hello everyone, as I’m sure you’re painfully aware, our servers are still offline. The explanation is as follows.

“During our downtime to upgrade to 2.3, we were performing recommended tasks to resolve a lingering database issue. Those tasks ended up causing the database to go into a bad state. After significant consideration, we decided our best option was to restore from a backup at the moment we took the servers down for the patch. Our first restore failed (due to issues unrelated with the quality of the backup) and we’re working on a second attempt at the restore. We’re on it and it will be up as soon as humanly possible.”

While we can’t give you an ETA when the servers will be back, we can tell you that we will make this right in regards to any time you have lost today. We are sorry for the downtime. We hope to get you back to playing soon.

The 2.3 update adds quite a few changes to Battle Royale and Save the World including the addition of the Chug Jug which gives max health and shields over 15 seconds. Mutant Storms  also return in Save the World after the holiday event.

The full Fortnite 2.3 patch notes can be found here and hopefully the databases will be fixed soon.

Update: After a few hours the servers are back.

Hooray! We’re back online. We truly appreciate your patience today. Get out there and have some fun!

Known Issue: Storm Llamas and Mutant Storms may not be appearing correctly. We’re aware of it and looking into the cause. We’ll be sure to update again once we have more information

Paul Younger

Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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    • Joseph Long

      Fortnite needs to do something about their servers ….. playing a match and locking up every time someone joins the party or when the game loads up zombies …. This game has potential but I stopped playing over these glitches and lag, How do you enjoy an experience that isn’t smooth ?

      • Paul Younger

        It;s Epic’s servers in general. Paragon has suffered a lot because of server instability.

        • Joseph Long

          obviously they have horrid management, if they don’t provide a smooth playable experience then they lose money. but of course CEO’s just pocket the server money from the start, blame another cause for problems with company then run with the money ….. aka pull a Chris Roberts =)