It seems the launch of Fortnite Season 5 has not gone as smooth as Epic would have wanted, as a huge portion of the player base is reporting an issue with loading times on Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
Via the Fortnite Status Twitter account, Epic revealed they are currently looking into this issue in hopes of finding a swift solution to the problem.
We're investigating an issue that is causing players to experience long load times after completing a match on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. We'll provide an update when the issue is resolved. pic.twitter.com/jrlTKVLQuA— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) December 2, 2020
Fortnite Season 5: Long loading times on Xbox and PlayStation
Many console users, via social media, have reported these extremely painful loading times as they try to enjoy Season 5 of Fortnite.
Omg im actually about to get mad @FortniteGame @FortniteStatus every single game i get infinite loading screen and I try to avoid it by readying up in game and it doesn't even work I actually wanna play the game and now I barely can plus the game takes 5 times as long to load— TheLeaf (@TheLeaf43) December 2, 2020
@FortniteGame @FortniteStatus Hi, just letting you know that I've had to restart my game (on xbox one) multiple times now because I can't get queued back up into another game and when trying to get back to lobby I stay stuck on the loading screen where it says connecting...— anwrr is a qt (@aznwrr) December 2, 2020
"Hi, just letting you know that I've had to restart my game (on xbox one) multiple times now because I can't get queued back up into another game and when trying to get back to lobby I stay stuck on the loading screen where it says connecting," user Aznwrr tweeted out.
(Photo: Epic Games)
At the moment, there is no current fix other than waiting patiently for the game to let you back into a lobby.
We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more information.