Are The Fortnite Servers Down?

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December 7, 2022: We have updated this with all the latest information now that Fortnite chapter 4 season 1 is out.

Fortnite is a pretty huge game with millions of players every single month. Unfortunately, the problem with having a huge multiplayer game is you need a good connection to really take advantage of. Sometimes, your poor connection isn't the real problem. If you're wondering "are the Fortnite server down?", this is what you need to know.


In this, we go over what you need to know about the servers 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.

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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 season 1 is out, we can assume that if the servers are down at any point in time, it’s due to pre-planned maintenance and maintenance not much else.

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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