Epic Games disable Fortnitemares in Fortnite Battle Royale [UPDATED] - Dexerto

Epic Games disable Fortnitemares in Fortnite Battle Royale [UPDATED]

Published: 24/Oct/2018 12:53 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 15:16

by Calum Patterson


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.

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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.


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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.

Shortly after, they sent out another Tweet from the official Fortnite account to announce that Fortnitemares has been completely disabled for the time being.

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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.