Fortnite servers down just before Star Wars event on PS4, Xbox and PC - Dexerto
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Fortnite servers down just before Star Wars event on PS4, Xbox and PC

Published: 14/Dec/2019 18:50 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 19:32

by Calum Patterson

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The servers for battle royale crashed for users around the world, who are unable to login to Fortnite – with only minutes to go before a highly anticipated Star Wars event, set to unveil an exclusive scene from The Rise of Skywalker.

Fortnite and Star Wars fans have been waiting impatiently to get into the game, so that they can head down to the Risky Reels location for the exclusive first look at the new movie, releasing December 19.

However, disaster struck as the servers went down, with players unable to log in to their Epic Games accounts to access the game.

Update: Epic Games have stated that the event has been delayed until 2:10pm EST (10 minutes behind schedule).

The event was scheduled to begin at 11am PT / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT on December 14, with players recommended to login and queue for a match 30 minutes prior, to ensure they got into a game.

Epic Games were quick to provide an update, but fans have asked that they event be delayed or repeated to ensure that everyone has a chance to see it live.

Epic Games outlined the login issues on Trello.

There is a lot on the line for this collaboration, the latest in a stringer of blockbuster movies crossing over with the popular battle royale game. It’s the first an exclusive scene will be shown off in-game.

The cause of the crash is unknown, although it’s possible the sharp increase in users trying to login overloaded the servers. However, some have speculated it could be another malicious attack, given the coincidental timing.

Infamous hackers Lizard Squad, who were previously responsible for another major Fortnite crash, have intimated that they could be behind this incident. It’s unclear whether they had any involvement or not.

You can keep up with everything there is to know about the event right here.

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Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.