Are the Fortnite servers down? (November 2023)

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November 27, 2023: There are reports of the Fortnite servers not functioning. Find everything there is to know in our guide.

If you're wondering whether the Fortnite servers are down, this is the guide for you. Fortnite is a pretty huge game with millions of players every single month. Unfortunately, as it is such a big game, this can result in outages for new updates or huge player counts.

In this guide, we go over what you need to know about the server status right now, how to test them out, and how to check for when they're next online. There is quite a lot you need to learn.

Current Fortnite server status

The Fortnite servers are currently live according to Epic Games but there are several reports of the battle royale experiencing matchmaking issues. The exact reasoning behind the outage is currently unknown.

As soon as we find the reasons, we'll be sure to update the guide with the latest information.

Why are the Fortnite servers down?

When the Fortnite servers are down, that’s usually due to the developers updating the game or if a big bug has caused problems for players.

Since Fortnite Chapter 4 Fortnite OG is here, we can assume that if the servers are down at any point in time, it’s due to pre-planned maintenance or a significant issue stopping players from climbing aboard the battle bus.

If you want to know why servers are down or how to check when they are due to go down next, follow the Fortnite Status Twitter. This is generally informed about any major changes or when the next server changes are due to happen.

If the servers are down but the Fortnite status Twitter has not made a tweet about it, there's a chance the error could be on your end. If this is the case, try a few things. First, turn off your game and on again. From Xbox and PlayStation, you have to go to the menu, hover over Fortnite and click start. Then, you have to actually close the game. Open it up again and hope it has worked.

If this doesn't fix it, try disconnecting your internet and connecting it again. There's a chance it is just on your side. If not, wait a few moments and try out the servers again.

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