[Updated: Nov. 17] Fortnite down & not working on Xbox, PC & PS4? Here’s Fortnite server status & other info

New updates are being added to the bottom of this story….

Original story (from August 27) follows:

Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games on the planet. Fortnite was released on July 21, 2017, and since then the game is ruling the Twitch charts. Fortnite Season 10 is currently underway, and it has added many new elements to the game.

Today, Epic Games has shared a teaser that hints towards the crossover between Borderlands 3 and Fortnite. The artwork shared in the official tweet reveals a mosaic-style Borderland character. The possibility of crossover cannot be denied as Epic Games has collaborated with many big franchises in the past, including Marvel, Stranger Things, and many more.

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Epic Games will also release update v10.20 for the game today. It is expected to bring a lot of changes to the game. In Fortnite Season 10, we have already seen the addition of Brute vehicle and Junk Rift item.

Speaking of Junk Rift item, it has been disabled from the game. Epic Games removed the Junk Rift item from the game yesterday, but did not disclose the exact reason for its removal. You can find more details on this matter by heading here.

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Today update will add a new item ‘Shield Bubble’ to the game. The description of the item reads, “This is one bubble ‘that’s not easy to burst. Shield yourself from projectiles with this protective dome.” This means it can protect players from incoming grenades and other projectile-based attacks.

It will be interesting to see for how much duration the Dome Shield will protect the players from the incoming projectiles. The use of Shield Bubble at the end of the match can also change the course of the battle, as it can protect a player from rocket launcher attacks.

A new Rift Beacon has also been activated at the Paradise Palms location. The activation of Rift Beacon means the change is coming to Paradise Palms. As we have seen earlier, the activated Rift Beacon changed Neo Tilted to Tilted Town and the soccer field to a massive crater.

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Fortnite official Twitter account has revealed the schedule for the upcoming update v10.20. The game update v10.20 will also have downtime which will begin at 4 am ET. During the downtime, the matchmaking for the game will be disabled. Have a look at the official tweet below confirming the downtime & update.

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Update 1 (August 27)

Scheduled maintenance has begun. Following is the downtime info shared by team Fortnite at Aug 27, 07:45 UTC:

Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary

Meanwhile, to know what’s new in this 10.20 update, head here.

Update 2 (August 27)

The maintenance is now complete.

The scheduled maintenance has been completed

Update 3 (Sept 11)

Going by reports proliferating on micro-blogging site Twitter, Fortnite servers are down. It’s because of the server maintenance ahead of v10.30 update.

Break out of your shell!

The v10.30 update arrives tomorrow. Downtime will begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC).

Downtime for the v10.30 Update begins now.

Update 4 (Sept 11)

Servers are live again and Fortnite update v.10.30 is live. You can read complete details by heading here.

Update 5 (Sept 11)

Fortnite update v10.31 downtime has started.

It’s time to mobilize.

The v10.31 update releases today. Downtime is expected to begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC).

Update 6 (Sept 11)

Servers are back up and v10.31 is now live. To know more about the changes this new patch brings, head here.

Update 7 (Sept 25)

A new update v10.40 for Fortnite will go live today.The downtime of the game will begin at 4 am ET. During the downtime, matchmaking in the game will be disabled.

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Update 8 (Sept 25)

Fortnite update v10.40 is live, and you can check the complete patch notes by heading here.

Update 9 (October 01)

@FortniteGame (on Twitter) says they’re looking into the login issues that PS4 players are encountering. Apart from Fortnite, @UbisoftSupport has also acknowledged the connectivity problem faced y PS4 users.

Here’s what @FortniteGame says:

We’re aware some PS4 players may be experiencing issues when attempting to log in.
We’ll provide a status update once we have more information.

And here’s what Ubisoft has to say:

We’re aware of an issue currently affecting connectivity on PS4 and are working towards resolving this. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience. Please be sure to check this thread for future updates.

Update 10 (October 02)

As informed by @FortniteGame, the down time for the update v10.40.1 has now started. Also the patch is expected to be of a larger size than the usual.

Downtime for the v10.40.1 Update has begun.

As a reminder, the Patch Notes will be available after downtime has ended.

Please note that the patch size will be larger than usual on Nintendo Switch.

Update 11 (October 02)

Downtime is over and update v10.40.1 is now live.

Update 12 (October 02)

The issues related to the combine after installing the latest patch have now been sorted.

With the release of v10.40.1, the issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine has been resolved, and the mode has been re-enabled on iOS and Android.

Update 13 (October 22)

Downtime for patch v11.01 has begun now. The patch includes new content for Save the World and addresses some known game issues.

Fortnite Downtime v11.01

Update 14 (October 29)

Live server maintenance has been scheduled for today, after which update v11.10 will go live.

Facing your fears is way more fun than fleeing them.

The v11.10 update arrives tomorrow! Downtime will begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC).

Update 15 (October 22)

Downtime is now over as update v11.10 is now live. Additionally, players on iOS won’t be able to login until the patch goes live on the App Store. For more details about the update, head here.

Downtime for v11.10 is over — Fortnitemares begins today at 9 AM ET (1300 UTC)!

Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v11.10 becomes available on the App Store

Update 16 (Nov 13)

Downtime has begun for pushing update v11.11.

Update 17 (Dec 04)

Maintenance has been scheduled for tomorrow, i.e. Dec 05 to push a bugfix update (v11.21).

We have maintenance patch v11.21 scheduled for tomorrow. Included in this maintenance is the addressal of some known game issues, which you can find on our Trello board.

Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Update 18 (Dec 11)

A maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow.

Hey, everyone!

v11.30 is on its way for tomorrow. Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Stay tuned for updates when downtime ends.

Update 19 (Dec 12)

The downtime has begun.

Downtime for v11.30 has begun. Stay tuned for updates.

Update 20 (Dec 12)

The downtime has now ended. Here’s what the team said:

For what’s new in each game mode, check out the posts on our News page.

For all the known game issues addressed by v11.30, head over to our Trello board.

Update 21 (Dec 18)

Considering the scheduled maintenance for today, downtime has begun for the deployment of v11.31.

Downtime for v11.31 has begun. Stay tuned for updates.

Update 22 (Dec 18)

Maintenance is over and the update v11.31 is live now.

Downtime for v11.31 has ended!

Update 23 (Jan 15)

Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of update version 11.4.

Hi, all!

v11.40 ➡ tomorrow. Downtime for the patch begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Stay tuned for updates when downtime ends.

Update 24 (Jan 15)

Downtime has begun.

Update 25 (Jan 15)

Downtime is over and the update v11.40 is now live.

Update 26 (Feb 05)

Downtime for the deployment of update v11.50 has begun.

Update 27 (Feb 20)

Downtime for Chapter 2 Season 2 has begun.

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Update 28 (March 02)

Maintenance has been scheduled for tomorrow.

Hey, everyone!

v12.10 is scheduled for tomorrow.

Downtime to begin approximately at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).

Update 29 (March 03)

Downtime has begun.

Downtime for v12.10 has begun. We’ll provide an update when downtime ends.

Update 30 (March 03)

Downtime is over now.

Update 31 (March 17)

Downtime for the deployment of update v12.20 has begun.

Update 32 (March 24)

Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of the update v12.21.

Hey, all!

v12.21 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24. Downtime begins at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC).

Update 33 (March 31)

Downtime has begun for the deployment of the update v12.30.

Update 34 (March 31)

Downtime is over now. Here’s what you should know:

Players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will need to redownload Save the World after the 12.30 update if they own it.

You can still play Battle Royale directly by cancelling the update after downloading the regular 12.30 update.

Update 35 (April 08)

Incoming is a maintenance alert.

Hi, everyone.

We have a maintenance patch requiring downtime scheduled to release on April 8. Downtime will begin at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC). We’ll provide updates both when downtime begins and ends.

Update 36 (April 08)

Downtime has begun.

Update 37 (April 15)

Downtime for the deployment of update v12.40 has begun. Head here for the complete patch notes.

Update 38 (April 21)

Downtime for the deployment of the update v12.41 has begun. Head here for the detailed patch notes.

Update 39 (April 29)

Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of the update v12.50. Head here for the complete patch notes.

A new game update is dispatched from The Agency. Incoming envelope

v12.50 arrives Wednesday, April 29. Downtime will begin at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC).

Update 40 (May 07)

Maintenance downtime has begun.

Update 41 (May 20)

A maintenance has been scheduled for today for the deployment of the update v12.60.

v12.60 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20. Downtime will begin at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC).

Update 42 (May 26)

Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of update v12.61.

v12.61 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Downtime will begin at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC).

Update 43 (June 17)

The downtime has begun for Chapter 2 – Season 3.

We’re beginning downtime for Chapter 2 – Season 3.

When downtime ends, dive into a new adventure.

Update 44 (June 08, 2021)

Reports have begun to flow in, suggesting Fortnite servers have once again gone down and there’s absolutely nothing that players can do about it.

But brace yourself for a new update that was scheduled for today. Here’s what the official status page tells about it.

In progress – Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.
Jun 8, 06:00 UTC
Scheduled – The Fortnite v17.00 update releases on June 8. Downtime begins at approx. 2 AM ET (06:00 UTC).

We don’t know how long this will last but hope it brings something worth the wait.

Update 45 (July 20, 2021)

Going by the reports on Twitter, Fortnite is down and not working right now.

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Servers down in Fortnite??
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The downtime is in line with the maintenance notification that came a couple of hours back from Fortnite.

We’re beginning to disable services in preparation for the v17.20 update, with server downtime beginning soon.

We’ll let you all know when downtime has ended!

Update 46 (September 13, 2021)

Fortnite has confirmed that the maintenance is underway. Therefore, in case you were wondering why you weren’t able to play the game, now you know.

We are now entering server downtime for Chapter 2 Season 8 (v18.00).

We’ll let you all know when server downtime has ended! (Source)

Update 47 (December 14, 2021)

Fortnite confirmed that it’s disabling matchmaking in preparation for the v19.01 update. Now, the servers have also entered into maintenance as highlighted by several user reports (1, 2, 3, 4). The team hasn’t yet revealed any further details regarding how long the maintenance will last.

We’re beginning to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v19.01 update, with server downtime beginning soon.

We’ll let you all know when downtime has ended! (Source)

Update 48 (January 22, 2022)

Fortnite has confirmed that they are aware of issues preventing players from logging in and matchmaking in Fortnite. There’s no ETA for a fix yet, however, it’s highly likely it will be resolved soon.

We are investigating issues preventing players from logging in and matchmaking in Fortnite. We will provide an update when the issue is resolved. (Source)

12:59 pm (IST): Fortnite has confirmed that Login & matchmaking issue is now fixed. And players can again enjoy the game as usual.

Update 49 (January 28, 2022)

11:01 am (IST): A lot of Fortnite players are again complaining (1, 2) about the login and matchmaking issues with the game. And confirming these reports, Fortnite Status said that they are investigating it.

We are investigating login and matchmaking issues in Fortnite. We will update you when the issue is resolved. (Source)

Update 50 (February 01, 2022)

04:09 pm (IST): Fortnite Status has informed that the server downtime will start soon and they have begun to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v19.20 update.

Update 51 (February 02, 2022)

10:18 am (IST): Fortnite Status on Twitter confirmed that the issue with matchmaking is fixed now. And the game servers, which were temporarily disabled to investigate this issue, are also back online.

Fortnite game servers are back online and service has returned to normal. Some players may see longer queue times when coming back in, and we’ll continue to monitor this to ensure everything is fully recovered. (Source)

Update 52 (February 15, 2022)

03:24 pm (IST): Many Fortnite players are now reporting that the game servers are down or not working for them. And here are some reports for reference:

Is anybody having problems with Fortnite, i mean is it saying servers are down currently in the opening screen? (Source)

For how long is Fortnite gonna be down i really want to get in higher level? (Source)

It’s been 40 minutes since the fortnite servers went down, i can’t sleep, im Crying and shaking. I need my beloved fortnite back, Please fortnite Cum Back.please bring the servers up i beg you (Source)

However, Fortnite Status has informed that they are beginning to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v19.30 update with the server downtime beginning soon. So, this explains why servers are down for many players.

06:07 pm (IST): Reports on Downdetector now suggests that the issue with Fortnite servers is seemingly resolved.

Update 53 (March 26, 2022)

09:59 am (IST): Multiple user reports on Twitter suggest that Fortnite is down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

05:04 pm (IST): The recent issue with Fortnite seems to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update 54 (April 19, 2022)

02:02 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter indicate that Fortnite servers are down and not working for many.

There’s no official word yet. However, we’ll post an update if and when there are any further developments.

Update 55 (April 21, 2022)

05:25 pm (IST): Fortnite support on Twitter has confirmed that the downtime has ended. That means players should not encounter any issues now.

Update 56 (May 3, 2022)

02:38 pm (IST): Many users are now reporting (1, 2) that Fortnite servers are currently down or not working for them.

However, Fortnite support has already confirmed the downtime in preparation for the v20.30 update.

Update 57 (May 4, 2022)

05:08 pm (IST): Fortnite has confirmed that the downtime has now ended. Also, we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Downdetector, which further confirms the recent outage has been resolved.

Update 58 (May 10, 2022)

12:41 pm (IST): Fortnite is again down or not working for many. And those affected have taken to Twitter and Downdetector to raise their complaints.

12:54 pm (IST): Many players are also reporting (1, 2, 3, 4) that they are getting ‘ESP-BUIMET-003’ error while connecting to the servers.

Unfortunately, the support team hasn’t yet acknowledged this issue. However, we will keep tabs on the latest development and inform you as and when anything noteworthy comes up.

01:54 pm (IST): Fortnite status has acknowledged the outage with Fortnite and said that they are currently investigating it.

Update 59 (May 17, 2022)

01:59 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter now suggest that Fortnite is again down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also confirm the same.

However, Fortnite support had already informed players that their servers will be down in preparation for the v20.40 update. So, this explains the current outage with Fortnite.

07:31 pm (IST): Fortnite has confirmed that the downtime has ended. This means that the recent outage with the game should now be resolved.

Update 60 (June 1, 2022)

10:34 am (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that Fortnite is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

07:10 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Fortnite has now been resolved.

Update 61 (June 21, 2022)

01:50 pm (IST): Fortnite is currently down and not working for players as highlighted by many reports on Twitter. Reports on Downdetector indicate that the servers have been down for the past few minutes.

Update 62 (June 22, 2022)

10:33 am (IST): The issue causing players to get stuck when attempting to login has been fixed, as confirmed by Fortnite on Twitter.

Update 63 (July 6, 2022)

01:56 pm (IST): Many users are reporting on Twitter and Downdetector that Fortnite is currently down or not working for them.

However, Fortnite support had already informed players that the game will be down for maintenance in preparation for the upcoming v21.20 update.

Update v21.20 is charging up! Downtime starts at 04:00 ET (09:00 UTC), with matchmaking being disabled 30 minutes prior. (Source)

06:31 pm (IST): Fortnite support on Twitter has confirmed that the downtime has ended which means that the recent outage with Fortnite should now be resolved. Also, reports on Downdetector confirm the same.

Update 64 (July 8, 2022)

09:48 am (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter now suggest that Fortnite is currently down or not working for many. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

06:45 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Fortnite has now been resolved.

Update 65 (July 18, 2022)

04:06 pm (IST): User reports on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4) suggest that Fortnite was down or not working for many. However, things appear to have stabilized now.

Update 66 (August 16, 2022)

01:48 pm (IST): Many gamers have taken to Twitter to report that Fortnite is currently down or not working for them. Also, reports on Downdetector convey the same.

04:22 pm (IST): According to Fortnite support on Twitter, servers are currently down for maintanence and they have also disabled the matchmaking in preparation for v21.40 update. And this explains why game is down for many.

We’re beginning to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v21.40 update, with server downtime beginning soon. We’ll let you all know when downtime has ended! (Source)

Update 67 (August 17, 2022)

10:04 am (IST): Fortnite support has informed players that downtime for v21.40 has ended. That means the recent outage with the game is now resolved.

Update 68 (August 26, 2022)

01:40 pm (IST): Many Fortnite players are now reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) that the game is currently down or not working for them and they are getting an error message that says ‘Failed to build manifest for Host’.

Luckily, Fortnite support has acknowledged the issue and said that they are currently investigating it.

We are aware of and investigating an issue where players are receiving a “Failed to build manifest for Host” error message. We’ll provide an update when this issue is resolved. (Source)

Update 69 (August 30, 2022)

02:13 pm (IST): Reports on Downdetector and Twitter suggest that Fortnite is currently down or not working for many gamers.

06:47 pm (IST): The recent outage with Fortnite appears to have been resolved as reports on Downdetector have diminished.

Update 70 (October 18, 2022)

02:15 pm (IST): Fortnite servers are currently down and under-maintenaince to prepare for the upcoming v22.20 update.

We’re beginning to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v22.20 update, with server downtime beginning soon.
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Update 71 (October 19, 2022)

11:00 am (IST): The server downtime is over and the v22.20 update for Fortnite is now live. Players can now log back into the servers and enjoy the game.

Update 72 (November 15, 2022)

03:40 pm (IST): Multiples Reports indicate that Fortnite servers are currently down or not working for many players (1, 2, 3).

Update 73 (November 17, 2022)

06:52 pm (IST): It seems that the recent issue related to Fortnite servers being down has been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Downdetector and Twitter .

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