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Fortnite Servers Down? How To Check Server Status

How you can check if the Fortnite servers are currently down, and what the network/connection status is for this ever-popular battle royale.
Fortnite Servers Down? How To Check Server Status
Wondering if the Fortnite servers are currently down, or how you can check the game's network status on all platforms? This guide has you covered with steps to take when you are unable to log into Fortnite before going all IT Crowd on your equipment or calling Agent Jonesy for help...

Epic Games' ever-popular battle royale continues to move from strength to strength after its meteoric rise in popularity. With new Seasons and influxes of players when content updates drop, it is important to know how you can check the Fortnite server status, so let's get started.

Are Fortnite servers down?

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If you can't connect to Fortnite, the servers might be down. Turn that frown upside down with our guide. (Picture: Epic Games)

While Epic Games has a very solid server infrastructure, Fortnite downtime and connection issues can still occur.

At the time of writing, the Fortnite servers are not down. This can, however, change at a moment's notice due to unexpected outages for certain regions or even just one or two platforms.

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Epic Games will update players if any planned Fortnite server maintenance is coming. (Picture: Epic Games)

Furthermore, Fortnite gets content updates, hotfixes or event additions nearly every week, which means planned server maintenance occurs often.

Downtime for an update generally occurs on Tuesdays (or sometimes Mondays) at 04:00 ET (10:00 UTC).

To this end, our next section guides you on ways to check the Fortnite server status.

How to check Fortnite server status

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The official Epic Games Status website offers details on Fortnite services and the network status. (Picture: Epic Games)

As you can see from the image above, Epic Games has a status page for all their titles, including Fortnite. 

The Epic Games Status website showcases all Fortnite services and if there are any server issues, from login to voice chat and much more. This is your best bet for checking if the Fortnite servers are down.

Then, there's also the official Fortnite Status Twitter handle, which you should follow for near-instant updates regarding maintenance plans and unexpected downtime.

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Plan your game time by checking for planned Fortnite server downtimes. (Picture: Epic Games)

By following this account, players can mark their calendars and note the exact times the servers are expected to come down for an update. Please note that Epic Games also disables Fortnite matchmaking 30 minutes prior to the servers going down.

For a third-party option to check the Fortnite server status or if anyone is having connection issues, we suggest this DownDetector page. Here, Fortnite fans from across the globe can report outages or any issues related to networking they might be experiencing.

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DownDetector is a third-party website which allows users to report network issues with a variety of games and services, including Fortnite. (Picture: DownDetector)

If you've checked the Fortnite server status and there appears to be nothing wrong, well, then we suggest contacting Epic Games Support, or your ISP. 

Remember, it is always a good rule of thumb to connect your PC or console directly to your router via a LAN cable, as Wi-Fi can, in some cases, be prone to network issues.

 

Make sure to check out our dedicated section if you're looking for additional Fortnite game guides, title update information, and much more.

 

Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.