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Fortnite Servers Down? How To Check Server Status

Here's how to check if the Fortnite servers are currently down and the official network connection status for the game.
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 cannot 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 solid server infrastructure, Fortnite downtime and connection issues can still occur. At the time of writing, the Fortnite servers are not down.

But this can change at a moment's notice due to unexpected outages in certain regions or platforms. In addition, Fortnite gets content updates, hotfixes, or event additions nearly weekly, meaning planned server maintenance often occurs.

The next known major downtime is on 4th October 2022 at  2:00 ET (10:00 UTC) due to the rollout of the Fortnite v22.10 update.

Players can expect scheduled downtime 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 its titles, including Fortnite. 

The Epic Games Status website showcases all Fortnite services and if there are any server issues, from login to voice chat. This method 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)

Following this account, players can mark their calendars and note when the servers are expected to come down for an update. Please note that Epic Games also disables Fortnite matchmaking 30 minutes before the servers go 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 problems related to networking they might be experiencing.

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

If you've checked the Fortnite server status and there appears to be nothing wrong, 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 sometimes be prone to network issues.

For more coverage, check out our section dedicated to all the latest Fortnite news, leaks, patch notes, guides, and more.

 

Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.