Fortnite Servers Crashed Causing Login Issues for More Than Four Hours

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Jan 29, 2019

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Currently, World’s Biggest Multiplayer battle royale game Fortnite faced some server issues last night, causing the blackout while signing in the game. The game servers crashed for more than four hours, and that’s why the users face login issue and weren’t able to play the game. As the problem arose, the players were automatically logged out of their Epic games accounts and were not able to log back in again for more than four hours. Some players are still facing the issue as the crashed servers are not fully back online.

Fortnite status page said the team working on the issue as servers crashed and users are not able to connect to the same. Server crashing reports started to appear on Twitter around 5:51 p.m. pacific time and after confirmation, it was clear that the game is entirely down. The global shutdown of the game servers lasted for almost four hours. After four hours at 8:34 p.m. Pacific time, the game servers started to being operational. As per the tweets from the Epic games, half of the game servers were back after four hours and the engineers were still working to resolve the issue.

According to the company status website page, the users were facing the game services and login services degradation. The global shutdown of the servers caused nearly one million players to stare at the Fortnite Login screen for four hours. After this mishap with the game servers, the Twitter users raged at the company handle and asked for the immediate restoration of the services. At the time of writing this article, almost all of the game servers from Fortnite are back and fully functional.

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.