Fortnite players report queue issues as Epic experiences a ‘minor service outage’ – TechCrunch

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Epic Video games is having its personal Christmas hangover. On Wednesday, plenty of Fortnite gamers reported lengthy queues that point out and issues logging in to Fortnite’s servers. The corporate is conscious of the problem and tweeted that it’s investigating the trigger behind the outage that some customers are working into after they attempt to log in.

We have been capable of replicate the issue round 1pm Pacific Time, with the sport repeatedly throwing us right into a queue for round 5 minutes earlier than timing out. One time, we did efficiently log in. When the login failed we have been met with the message “Unable to affix the Fortnite login queue. Please attempt once more later.” Replace: As of 2pm Pacific Time, the queue is stretching nearer to 10 minutes. On the finish of the queue countdown we’re nonetheless unable to log in.

Epic has pointed keen vacation gamers to its standing web page, the place the corporate studies a “minor service outage” affecting Recreation Providers. The web page additionally notes that Login and Matchmaking are at present experiencing “degraded efficiency.” TechCrunch has reached out to Epic about the reason for the downtime.

Whereas it’s not fairly as catastrophic for a web-based recreation as a correct Christmas day outage, the time between Christmas and New Yr’s is bound to be an enormous week for Epic’s hit recreation. On condition that Epic makes financial institution charging for beauty upgrades by way of a web-based retailer, we’d be curious how a lot income the corporate loses each minute Fortnite is down throughout a peak play time. Then again, we would somewhat not know.

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