Fortnite was down for part of Tuesday afternoon, according to developer Epic Games. The company tweeted about players experiencing issues and later provided an update that all problems have been fixed.
“The issues with logins, matchmaking, the Item Shop, and other Fortnite services have been resolved,” Epic tweeted Tuesday. The Fortnite status page shows that all the services are listed as “operational.”
The issues with logins, matchmaking, the Item Shop, and other Fortnite services have been resolved.
We appreciate your patience! pic.twitter.com/PbfvMLT5Rb— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) March 17, 2020
Outage monitor DownDetector showed reports of the game going down at approximately 2:35 p.m. ET.
Players took to Twitter to talk about the issues. Some tweeted pictures showing that their friends list had been wiped out.
@EpicGames you updated fortnite, then tons of stuff like all my friends on fortnite got removed my cloud settings are removed and sometimes I can’t login nor play please fix this!— SpaceFan Ty London (@TyLondonyt) March 17, 2020
Epic free v bucks generator responded, saying the friend list will be fixed once the issues are addressed.
We are still actively working to resolve these issues.
Please note that if your Friends aren’t listed in your Friends List, they will be there again when these issues are resolved.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) March 17, 2020
Others mentioned how this outage happened during the coronavirus outbreak.
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 @FortniteGame servers are on lockdown due to coronavirus