Fortnite players of both Save the World and Battle Royale were not happy yesterday, and even early in to this morning as Epic Games experienced a critical failure with one of their account service databases. As a result, their login and matchmaking systems were unstable and eventually completely taken offline.. for a while.
The servers however are back up for PC players atleast:
“Services should begin to recover over the next couple of hours. Due to issues with our account system, players on PS4 will be unable to login for an additional period of time. We’re sorry for the extended downtime. We’ll update you in an hour.”
Being one of, if not the most trending and played game at the moment, extended downtime that lasts for hours really annoyed players. Big streamers were switching to other battle royales like Radical Heights, which conveniently released 2 days ago. Talk about good timing for your competitors game to go down for so long.
— Ninja (@Ninja) April 12, 2018