Update 2: 10/24/18, 11:15am ET: Epic Games have confirmed that matchmaking is now stable and Fortnitemares has been re-enabled. Players in some regions may experience high ping.
Update: 10/24/18, 10:36am ET: Fortnitemares matchmaking appears to be back online. There is no official update from Epic Games, but the server status page now reads "All Systems Operational"
Epic Games have disabled the Fortnitemares LTM event - only hours after it was launched - due to matchmaking issues.
After a massive build up, the Fortnite community was eagerly awaiting the big reveal of exactly what the mysterious Fortnitemares event would entail.
But, before many have likely even had a chance to jump in and see what all the fuss is about, Epic Games have disabled the mode.
The first issue was noticed shortly after the event went live, as Epic said they were looking into an issue with particularly long load times for queues after the downtime for the v6.20 update.
We're aware of an issue causing some players to experience long queue times. We are checking into it and will keep you updated.— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 24, 2018
Shortly after, they sent out another Tweet from the official Fortnite account to announce that Fortnitemares has been completely disabled for the time being.
We have disabled Fortnitemares in Battle Royale while we investigate issues with matchmaking. Watch for updates at https://t.co/3y0X6buriO— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 24, 2018
It is unknown when we can expect the Fortnitemares event to go live again, or what Epic Games' plans are in the meantime, but we will keep you updated with all the developments.
With matchmaking issues, Epic are usually quick to resolve these issues, so you should be able to get back into the game soon.
The new event added skins, weapons and all new 'Cube Monsters', which are the BR mode's equivalent to Zombies in the Save the World mode.