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

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

Published: 27/Aug/2020 17:05 Updated: 27/Aug/2020 17:07

by Ross Deason


If you’ve been playing Fortnite for long enough, you’ll know that the massively popular game requires regular updates, patches and downtime in order to keep it running smoothly on PC, PS4, Xbox One and all other platforms. In this post, you can monitor the server status 24 hours a day.

The free-to-play battle royale version of 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.


While scheduled maintenance and downtime like this is usually known about well in advance, unscheduled downtime, server crashes, urgent hotfixes and more can cause some, or all, aspects of the Epic Games title to stop working unexpectedly.

Epic GamesFortnite’s servers can often experience widespread outages.

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.


Fortnite down

Fortnite has experienced a widespread outage on August 27, 2020, shortly after the launch of Chapter 2, Season 4. Epic has confirmed they are looking into the issue.

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

As you’ve probably deduced already, if the service is labeled as ‘Operational’ in green text, it should mean that there are no issues that can be affecting your experience in-game. If you’re still having problems, they are likely being caused by something on your end rather than Fortnite’s.


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.

Be sure to follow @Dexerto on Twitter for all the latest Fortnite news and rumors, or have a browse of all the recent Fortnite stories on our site.

With Season 10 right around the corner, downtime could be a more frequent issue as major changes have been made, and continue to be made, throughout the season.


Article last updated on August 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM (EST). 


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.