Fortnite is currently down, and Epic has confirmed that it is investigating a solution to stability issues that led to the game servers being taken offline.
The Fortnite team shared the unfortunate news on its @ FortniteStatus account on Twitter and promised to update players “as soon as more information is available.”
Earlier today, Fortnite players began to experience login, matchmaking, and other issues while trying to play the Battle Royale game, and the issues quickly became serious enough for Epic to step in and shut down the game as they worked toward a solution.
Server downtime is not uncommon during the holiday season, but it’s still unclear if this particular issue stems from an influx of players or something completely different.
On Christmas Day, the Nintendo Switch eShop had similar issues, and players could not create Nintendo accounts, buy games, redeem gift cards, or even browse the online store.
We will update this article as soon as the servers are online again, and until then, be sure to check out all the goodies that are part of Fortnite Winterfest 2021, including outfits based on Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Rich.