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

Published: 31/May/2018 9:19 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:01

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.


Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun


Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.


As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.


While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.