FORTNITE Chapter 3, Season 2 is finally here and, as expected, fans were made to wait while the finishing touches were added.
The game went down for server maintenance on Sunday before the new season launched but as of Monday morning was back online.
Fortnite had issues on March 20, 2022Credit: Alamy
Is Fortnite down?
Fortnite went offline at 7am on Sunday, with fans unable to join a new game half an hour before that.
If you were in the game already, players were kicked out to allow for the downtime to begin.
The downtime lasted a few hours and players are now able to enter matches as normal.
The official Fortnite Status account tweeted: “Downtime for Chapter 3 Season 2 will start at 3:00 AM ET (07:00 UTC) with matchmaking being disabled 30 minutes prior.”
When else was Fortnite down?
On January 13, 2022, Fortnite Status tweeted: “We are investigating login issues in Fortnite.
The issues affected players trying to get involved in Winterfest 2021.
There were unexpected errors when signing in and connecting to servers.
Fortnite was reported to be down on December 29, 2021.
According to Downdetector, users reported issues with the server connection and logging in. The issues began in the US around 10.40am EST.
Some users reported saying they had an error message say, “you don’t have permission to play Fortnite.”
Gamers took to Twitter to discuss Fortnite being down and the servers not working.
Fortnite commented on the outage saying, “We are investigating login, matchmaking and other issues. We will update you when the issues are resolved.”
On December 14, users had issues with the game ahead of a new update.
The developers, Epic Games, said they had disabled matchmaking ahead of the upcoming v19.01 update.
On its server status page, it noted that almost all parts of Fortnite were “under maintenance”.
This includes game services to the item shops and leaderboards.
On December 14, game services, login, matchmaking and more were under maintenance as the company rolls out the v19.01 update.
That was the first big update to Fortnite Chapter Three.
It will likely add a number of new items and NPCs for the game’s annual seasonal WinterFest event.
It was previously inaccessible for fans as it geared up for the launch of the new season.
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 1pm PT / 3pm CT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT players took part in the live Fortnite “The End” event.
The event was a one-time only deal so if you missed it, there’s no way to play it once it’s over.
Fortnite’s epic season finale featured an appearance by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which is no great shock, given all the hints the game and he have been doling out lately.
The season ended with the island flipping upside down to reveal a brand new map.
The Fortnite server downtime ended at 3pm GMT on Sunday, December 5.
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