Fortnite Server Issues Impacting Matchmaking, Logins [Update]
No patch today, but the servers are having some problems.
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Although we're not getting the new Fortnite content that was expected today, some players are having trouble even playing the existing game. Epic has confirmed that some server issues have come up, though we don't know how soon they might be fixed. [Update: Epic now says the problems have been resolved, so you should have no problem jumping in. There's no word yet on when patch 3.3 will be released.]
"We're aware that some players are currently experiencing matchmaking and login issues," Epic said in a tweet. "We're looking into this and will update you once we have more information." It echoed the same sentiment on the Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit, but it didn't offer any additional details on what's going on.
Players today have reported trouble logging in, while others encounter issues when it comes time to actually find a match or join a party with friends. For an online-only game, that's a serious problem, as it might render the game unplayable for those who are affected. We'll report back as Epic shares more information.
Earlier this week, Epic announced that a new update, patch 3.3, would be released today, March 14, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Not long after, it delayed the patch's rollout, saying it had encountered unspecified issues. We don't know everything to expect from the update, but it will include new Supply Llamas in Battle Royale, possibly in addition to the recently revealed remote explosives. Jetpacks, meanwhile, are seemingly not in the cards just yet. The delay does, however, mean you have more time to play the limited-time Teams of 20 mode seen in the video above.