When Will Fortnite Servers Be Back Up 2021: Fortnite is now unavailable, preventing gamers from logging on
For hours, Fortnite gamers have been unable to log into the immensely popular battle royale game.
According to Fortnite’s official status Twitter account, the studio is “investigating log-in, matchmaking, and other difficulties.” “Game servers are presently offline as we research a solution to stability issues,” a later tweet added.
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Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, is also having problems with its other games. Epic is “investigating issues with downloading, installing, and launching titles in your Library,” according to a tweet from the Epic Games Store account on Wednesday.
Fortnite tweeted that it would keep people updated if the situation changed.
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, has made headlines in a public battle against in-app purchase fees levied by businesses like Apple and Google. Fortnite was banned from Apple’s App Store in 2020 for letting users to buy in-game currency directly from Epic, bypassing Apple’s fees and breaching the company’s in-app purchase rules. Epic Games quickly sued Apple, and the two businesses sparred in a high-profile court fight over Apple’s part of in-app transactions and whether the iPhone maker constituted a monopoly.
The case’s judge, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, ruled with Apple on most of the lawsuit’s arguments in September, though she did agree with Epic on one point. Apple can’t stop software developers from informing consumers about payment choices that aren’t available in the App Store. Epic filed an appeal after the verdict was made public, and Fortnite has yet to return to the App Store.
When the servers first fell down, the Epic Games launcher wouldn’t even try to start Fortnite, indicating that the servers were down, but it will now try to do so. Unfortunately, after starting, it merely puts you in a queue for 10 minutes or so, then fails to connect entirely, as many gamers have complained and as we experienced in a test.
Around the same time as the incident began, the Epic Titles Store experienced issues, with some gamers reporting that they were unable to log in or even access their games for offline play. At the very least, the Epic Games desktop launcher is now functional, allowing you to continue playing other games on your PC.