Epic Games INC.’s Fortnite was down for roughly seven hours on Wednesday, with the long outage returning after a period of server problems.
The online battle royal game, which recently began its Chapter 3 with vital changes to the surroundings, started move issues for players logging in and seeking a match around 11 a.m. the New York time and game servers remained offline because of “stability issues” till on the brink of 7 p.m., consistent with Epic’s Fortnite statusTwitter account.
Extra problems with logging in to the Epic Games Store were conjointly reported by users, creating it not possible for them to play different games on their Epic account, online or offline.
Fortnite had over 350 million registered users as of May, creating it one of the world’s most well-liked video games. It’s presently running a Winterfest event that rewards players for outlay time in the game and finishing quests. Among the prizes are a try of recent outfits, together with one of a frosty banana, and extra bonus things for Fortnite Crew subscribers.
Demand has been high throughout the period of the event, which started out on Dec. sixteen and runs till January 6. Earlier this month, Epic said it absolutely was having to bother distributing its winter gifts to players — “Sgt. Winter couldn’t sustain with numerous guests at once!” the company tweeted — and there were different periods of the period for the game.
To mollify players for the disruption and reassure them they won’t miss out on the Winterfest loot, the company said it’ll give details next week on however they’ll be able to catch informed lost time.