Epic has just announced it is taking Fortnite’s servers down temporarily, due to ongoing server issues following the roll out of Season 5 earlier today.
We’re taking servers down to further investigate the root cause, we’ll keep you updated on the status as we dig in.July 13, 2018
“We’re currently investigating issues with our game services, which include matchmaking and login, ” the studio tweeted earlier today. Then, a little later: “We’re taking servers down to further investigate the root cause, we’ll keep you updated on the status as we dig in.”
History suggests they’ll have it sorted pretty quickly, but in the meantime you can check the game’s online status here.
Season 5 launched earlier today to much fanfare. For all the patch notes and changes, Joe has you sorted. Or, if you’d like to take a leisurely tour of the update’s new environments, this video is neat.