[Update] ‘Fortnite’ game servers return after being offline for around 7 hours


“Fortnite” was hit by an unexpected blackout on Wednesday, December 29. At this time, many players complained about several issues in the game. The downtime lasted for about seven hours at midday.

However, Epic Games has already addressed the issues after announcing that the servers have now returned to their normal state.

“Fortnite” servers are now back online

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The Christmas holidays are already over, but “Fortnite” fans are still playing the game while preparing for the New Years 2022. With the servers offline this week, many players were unable to enjoy their vacation time. winter meanwhile.

According to a report by Know the technician, the “Fortnite” downtime began around 3:10 p.m., according to data from DownDetector. Players are having difficulty logging into their onscreen accounts. They could only see an error saying “You do not have permission to play Fortnite”.

Around this time, Epic Games was quick to confirm that it wasn’t AWS that caused the outage this hour. The game’s publisher has identified that the “Fortnite” servers are becoming unstable, but they have promised players to fix the issue as soon as possible.

As of 6:10 p.m. ET, “Fortnite” would have gone live. In support, the official “Fortnite Status” Twitter account tweeted that the survival game was up and running again.

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Epic offers compensation after ‘Fortnite’ downtime

In the last report of Market watch, Epic said it will compensate for the inconvenience caused to players with a free in-game giveaway.

“We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work to resolve these issues and will have more details next week on what we’re doing to help you make up for lost time,” the Fortnite team posted on Twitter.

Additionally, the follow-up tweet indicated that a freebie is now on its way, but players cannot open it yet. The team said they are working on it now.

During the outage, gamers said their holiday game purchases were halted. Some have said that they are prohibited from downloading and even installing games in the library. Others wrote that they couldn’t get to the login page at this time.

December ‘Fortnite’ maintenance

The last downtime was not the first case that happened to “Fortnite” in December. Tech Times wrote on December 14 that “Fortnite” was down for the V19.01 update. Matchmaking was not available to all players.

The Fortnite Status team have indicated that game maintenance is ongoing as they have added a lot of updates such as weather effects etc. They have also fixed several bugs that affect users’ gaming experience.

Earlier this month, “Fortnite” was reportedly involved in a collaboration with the Jordan brand. This partnership could likely bring Jordan-themed items into the game, such as sneakers, cosmetics, and other in-game content, as Tech Times mentioned.

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