Fortnite Servers Shut Down Amid Major Issues

Fortnite Servers Shut Down Amid Major Issues

[UPDATE] Epic has yet to make a formal announcement, but here at GameSpot we were able to find a match just now. As always, your mileage may vary. Keep checking back for more.

The original story is below.

Epic Games has brought down Fortnite's servers today, the same day that of the battle royale game's much-anticipated Season 5 debut. Epic discovered issues that impacted players' ability to log in to the game and get into matches. The issues were so bad, apparently, that Epic made the call to bring the servers down entirely.

Before this happened, players were put into queues in an attempt to minimise server load. GameSpot faced a queue time of more than 28 minutes, while reports on social media claim the queue time was even longer.

We will report back with more details on these server issues as more information becomes available.

While you wait, you can check out GameSpot's rundown of all of Season 5's new gear and items. Season 5 changed the Fortnite map in a big way with a new area, Paradise Palms, and rifts that allow players to teleport, basically. Here's everything you need to know about what's new.