Is Fortnite down? Players experiencing 'Login failed' errors, Epic Games working on fix [UPDATED] - Dexerto

Is Fortnite down? Players experiencing ‘Login failed’ errors, Epic Games working on fix [UPDATED]

Published: 29/Jan/2019 18:10 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 18:57

by Alan Bernal


Update – January 29, 2019 (10:50am PST)

Epic Games have seemingly fixed the issue, as servers have returned to a “healthy state.” The company will continue to monitor the status of their servers.

Just hours after Fortnite‘s v7.30 update went live, the servers look to have gone down as players are experiencing trouble accessing the game. 

Fortnite players are no doubt bombarding the servers since the v7.30 patch, but it seems that an unknown problem is creating an influx of login failures.

On Epic Game’s status site, the company has acknowledged the problem and are set on investigating the issue to hopefully come to a solution.

“Investigating – We have identified an issue with logins and some players may experience difficulty when attempting to connect to Epic Games services. We will keep you updated as we work towards a resolution,” Epic Games said.

While the status page on Epic Game’s website initially said “Operational,” everything has since switched to “Major Outage” as the problems look to have intensified.

The issues are reportedly spanning the entire Fortnite landscape, as Fortnite: Save the World players have also been logged out of the game.

Epic GamesA sad sight to see for many eager fans looking to drop into Fortnite.

The problem is a mirror of what happened on January 28, hours after the new patch landed. Whether that’s an indication that the patch brought a process causing the outage or if it’s because of another issue remains to be seen.

Fortnite has a lot of things in store for players, such as the Marshemello Festivus event and a slew of upcoming intricate skins which the company will look to introduce without a hitch.


How to get Hop Rock Dualies exotic weapon in Fortnite: new location

Published: 24/Feb/2021 19:34 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 19:38

by Daniel Megarry


Epic Games has thrown Fortnite players for a bit of a loop and changed the location of one of the most coveted Exotic weapons in the game right now: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s where you can find it after February 24, 2021.

The Hop Rock Dualies are one of the most powerful Exotic-rarity weapons in the game right now and for good reason. Not only are they incredibly powerful pistols that, essentially, fire in a two-round burst, but they also give the player a low gravity effect, allowing them to glide through the air like an action star.

While they were previously available via the NPC named Cole, who was found near Retail Row and Catty Corner, Epic Games has now switched up who sells the Hop Rock Dualies, just a few weeks before Season 6 launches.

Hop Rock Dualies location in Fortnite

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The Hop Rock Dualies can now be found with Deadfire, near the center of the map.

This time around, the Hop Rock Dualies can be found with the NPC named Deadfire, the cowboy-type character added during the game’s Season 5 launch back in December.

Luckily, Deadfire can only spawn on one place on the map as of the time as of this writing: in the Sheriff’s office near the center of the map. This means that, unlike last time, players don’t have to roll the dice landing at one spot, hoping the NPC will spawn there.

Interestingly, he hasn’t moved locations since his inclusion at the start of the season, meaning if you know where he was located before, you’ll already know where to find the Hop Rock Dualies.

That being said, if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies in Fortnite, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Sheriff’s Office near the center of the map (it’ll be the old run down building between Colossal Coliseum and the Zero Point portal).
  2. Once there, head to the first floor and find Deadfire.
  3. Speak to them and select the Hop Rock Dualies option.
  4. Click again to confirm the purchase.
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Like before, the Hop Rock Dualies will cost players 500 Gold.

How much do the Hop Rock Dualies cost?

Just like before, you’ll need to make sure you’re loaded with 500 Gold Bars if you want to get your hands on the Hop Rock Dualies. That’s not an easy amount to come by, so check out our guide for making money in Fortnite if you’re short.

The Hop Rock Dualies weapon includes two pistols, making it the perfect choice for gunslingers. They use medium bullets, deal 43 damage to players, and have a magazine size of 18 with a reload time of 2.7 seconds.

If you want to get your hands on any of the other Exotic-class weapons like the Boom Sniper Rifle or the Shadow Tracker Pistol, check out our complete guide to finding Exotic weapons in Fortnite Season 5.