Fortnite is down and players cannot log in

We’ve got bad news if you’re on winter vacation and hoping to play it Fortnite, because Epic Games has confirmed that its Battle Royale shooter is down – and this time it’s not to help extend the game’s lore. According to a tweet from its own status page, “Fortnite is currently unavailable and players cannot log in while we investigate an issue. We will provide more information when we have a solution to bring the services back online.

Our own senior entertainment editor Andrew Webster had a hard time with the platform, who used to say to many players: “You don’t have permission to play Fortnite. “The company started investigating this issue a few hours ago and players have reported spotty connections since then, but it now appears that the connections are not available.

Around the same time the issue started, the Epic Games Store was also having issues, with some gamers claiming they couldn’t log in or even access their games to play offline. Now the Epic Desktop Launcher is working so you can play other games on your PC, but it won’t even try to launch. Fortnite, listing the servers as “offline”. If there is more information or if anything comes back we will update this post to let you know.