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Epic Games is Shutting Down Fortnite Servers Due to Major Game Issues [UPDATED]

Published: 13/Jul/2018 1:13 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 16:29

by Albert Petrosyan



Epic Games has announced that the issues with game services have been resolved and all of the servers are back online and functional.

Developer Epic Games has announced that Fortnite servers are being shut down due to several issues with game services.

Some of the services being impacted include matchmaking, login, joining parties and messaging on Playstation, and voice chat.

The announcement that servers are being taken down came at 5:55 PM PT / 8:55 PM ET via a post on the Fortnite Twitter page.

This came after Epic tweeted out about the issues several times on July 12, noting that their team is in the process of investigation the problems with hopes of coming up with fixes soon.

The status page on the Epic Games website currently shows the condition of each of the game’s services are at each given moment, and there are a lot of things that are currently indicated in red.

It is not yet clear what the cause of these issues is, or when they will be resolved and the servers will be reinstated.

However, with the highly anticipated Season 5 having launched earlier on July 12th, this sort of development was to be expected, considering the high volume of players attempting to hop into matches and check out the in-game changes and additions.

We will keep you updated whenever Epic Games releases more information, and when the servers are turned back online.


How to get Rocket Launcher & Mythic AR in Fortnite Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 10:33 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 10:38

by David Purcell


Rocket Launchers are in short supply in Fortnite Season 5, Chapter 2, and there’s one location on the map where you can get not just the explosive weapon, but also a Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle as well. 

Epic Games‘ battle royale game that used to be full of challenges and Battle Pass rewards has seen its system shaken up in Season 5. The arrival of The Mandalorian puts great emphasis on collecting bounties, with NPC characters spread right across the island.

In their hands, as you might expect, is a variety of loot. Some are holding better things than others as well, ranging from Mythic to Epic weapons – and more.

There’s one location where players can actually grab themselves a weapon found nowhere else on the map, though.

Fortnite Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle location

One of the first things you need to know is that this cannot be found at a specific POI, but it is close to Slurpy Swamp. Let’s run through how you can get these insane guns in Fortnite Season 5.

Fortnite Ruckus
Epic Games
Ruckus is holding both of the weapons in Fortnite Season 5.

Where to find Ruckus in Fortnite

  1. Load up Fortnite Battle Royale.
  2. Drop from the Battle Bus near Slurpy Swamp.
  3. Head over to the small compound east of the location, which is right on the waterfront.
  4. Hunt down an NPC called Ruckus.
  5. Take him out and collect the loot, consisting of a Rocket Launcher and Mythic Heavy Assault Rifle.
Fortnite rocket launcher location
Epic Games
Here’s where you need to go.

One of the easiest ways to take him down is to build a few structures nearby, and pop your head out to take shots.

Do have in mind that not only will the NPC have more health and a rocket launcher in-hand, but other enemies will also be racing to get the guaranteed loot.