Is Fortnite down? Online server status, maintenance and downtime monitoring

Rishabh Sabarwal
fortnite server statusEpic Games

If you’ve been playing Fortnite for long enough, you’ll know that the popular Battle Royale game requires regular updates, patches, and downtime in order to keep it running smoothly across all devices it is available on. If you’d like to monitor the server status 24 hours a day, here’s a guide to help you with that.

The free-to-play Battle Royale game Fortnite is enjoyed by millions of players around the world every day and, as mentioned, updated on a regular basis. Every week the developers release at least one major patch or content update.

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While scheduled maintenance and downtime like this are usually known well in advance, unscheduled downtime, server crashes, urgent hotfixes, and more can cause the Epic Games title to stop working unexpectedly.

Luckily for us, and you, we are able to monitor all aspects of the game via the developer’s status page and plugin, which provides live information on all Fortnite services and tracks any reported or past issues.


Epic GamesFortnite’s servers can often experience widespread outages.

Is Fortnite down right now?

Fortnite players are currently facing the “Waiting in Queue” error as people flood in to catch the Eminem Big Bang event on December 2, 2023. This interruption is preventing players from both logging into the game and connecting to the matchmaking servers.

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Players are reporting issues as they are being queued during login with queue times that last over an hour.

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If you’re having any issues playing Fortnite Battle Royale today, you check below and see if there are any reported or ongoing incidents.

Fortnite Server Status

To check server status, you can head over to Epic Games’ official site. At the time of writing, servers are suffering from major outages across all systems as the servers are being flooded by new players. Additionally, downtime is imminent on December 3 as Chapter 5 officially launches.

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If the service is labeled as ‘Under Maintenance’ in blue text, it should mean that there are some issues that can be affecting your experience in-game. If the text ‘Operational’ is displayed in green, it means the service is operating normally.

When an issue is flagged, or downtime begins, it will be noted and highlighted. You can click on the plus symbol next to ‘Fortnite’ if you want more information about any specific service like parties, voice chat, stats, and more.

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Rishabh is a Games Writer at Dexerto. He holds a degree in multimedia with a specialization in VFX and game design, and an additional diploma in Cinema. In his spare time, the Indian national enjoys playing games such as Fortnite, Roblox and Call of Duty Warzone. He's a specialist in Roblox and Fortnite as well. You can contact Rishabh at: