Fornite back available after emergency maintenance

Fortnite (and of course, Fortnite: Battle Royale) are back available for play after a long period of unscheduled, emergency maintenance.

According to a Reddit post by an Epic representative, the downtime occurred due to a “critical failure with one of [the] account service databases.”

Players could reconnect to Fornite at around 5.00 am AEST this morning.

It’s possible the error was exacerbated by Fortnite‘s 3.5 update, which was also made available yesterday.

Whatever happened, Fortnite and Fortnite: Battle Royale are back up and running — just without the Guided Missile, that is. Jump back in and have fun!

Fortnite: Battle Royale is available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and iOS.

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