The Fortnite Battle Royale Servers Have Gone Down for Maintenance as Developers Address Various Issues

by Ross Deason


If you're trying and failing to get online and play Fortnite Battle Royale, there's a simple explanation: the developers at Epic Games are performing ongoing maintenance to fix some issues,

The official Fortnite Battle Royale Twitter account put out an announcement just before 09:00am CET on the morning of May 31st to say that "downtime for server maintenance has begun".


This isn't a rare occurrence as the developers regularly announce downtime on the servers for everything from patch updates to simple bug fixes and service improvements.

Following the major V4.3.0 patch on May 30th, a number of issues and bugs were discovered which the developers acknowledged and said that they would be addressing on the 31st.


The addition of the all-new "Shopping Cart" brought various bugs on its own and console players experienced problems with match wins, making the past 24 hours extremely busy ones for Epic Games.

While the Shopping Cart is an exciting addition, it has also been one of the most bugged additions in recent memory which might explain why it took so long for them to be implemented after they were originally leaked.


We don't have an exact time for when the servers will return to full functionality but will update you as soon as they do.

Expect to see an end to all players using a Shopping Cart being eliminated or players taking absolutely no fall damage when using one.