Fortnite's servers go down due to Epic database failure

Fortnite servers are scheduled to go offline today

Celebrities, athletes and various high-profile personalities alike have expressed their love for the game, with Fortnite becoming a "pop culture" icon at the turn of 2018.

The updates fixes a bug in Battle Royale that could cause the game to crash related to the new Replay system.

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Check server updates on the official Epic Games Fortnite page.

Unless you've been up all night frantically refreshing Twitter to see if Fortnite is back up, you might have missed the news earlier that it has completely crashed.

We'll know more in the wash-up from this, once things are back up and running, but right now, Epic Games has some explaining to do.

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The Fortnite developers received plenty of heat from their community following update V.3.5 which dropped on April 11th.

PUBG may have had a head start over Fortnite's battle royale mode, but with the latter game being free to play it has attracted a fast-growing fanbase. Other games being searched Minecraft, Pokemon, Rainbox Six Siege and Fortnite's rival platform, PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds).

"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", the studio said. I think everyone would prefer to play a stable game than have a new weapon/item so often; Fortnite has been massively struggling with its stability lately.

Fortnite is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The mobile version of PUBG also features what is arguably a more refined, generous and rewarding leveling system, with additional experience points awarded for simply logging in and offering players more frequent crates and other cosmetic items. "Login and game service issues have been resolved and we've returned to a healthy state". Since the game has achieved millions of users in a very short period of time, they have to make a quick move and to fix this issue as soon as possible.