For the past 36 hours, Players of the fastest growing game in the world have been left frustrated with 50 minute plus wait times just to connect to the Epic games server.
Epic Games were forced to push a systems update to help bring better stability to the game, following issues throughout the day.
Now, the development team have revealed that Fortnite Squads are being disabled to help try and bring the game back to normal levels.
“We’re turning off squads temporarily to improve performance for all players. They will return as soon as we are stable,” a message from Epics Games confirms.
“Players may experience disconnections from servers and encounter a queue when reconnecting.
“We will post updates here as they are available.”
It follows a string of issues on Saturday that forced many players into waiting in queues for extended amounts of time.
It’s unclear what is causing this weekend’s continuing issues and how long they will last.
Today started with a new Fortnite Battle Royale update being launched on PS4 and PC.
However, the Fortnite Servers appear to have crashed anyway, leaving many players waiting in queues.
The current status updates from Epic Games can be found below:
“We are currently looking into a few issues affecting login rates and matchmaking. More info soon.”
“Players will be temporarily unable to login to Fortnite while we work through an issue with our database. Thank you for your patience!”
It appears that Epic Games took Fortnite Servers offline to perform emergency maintenance and have now put them back live.
“We are working through the final stages of a database issue. Players are just now able to login and many players are jumping in at once!”
While this may be true, Fortnite Battle Royale players are reporting waiting in queues for 50mins or longer, with estimates still showing long server wait times.
“We will be pushing an update @ 2:00am ET, Oct 28 in order to fix a prevalent crash affecting all players,” a message from Epic Games explains.
“This update will be deployed for PC + PS4 at 2:00am ET with Xbox following shortly after.
“There will be no downtime. Players will need to update their clients.”
As mentioned above, no patch was needed for the Xbox One platform, which will likely not see a new version of the game deployed today.
It follows on from the recent Fortnitemares update, which introduced new content to the game, as well as other big additions.
We will bring you more news as this story develops.