[UPDATE] Fortnite Is Back Online, Rewards Planned For Next Week

Update: 7:40 p.m. Eastern: Fortnite is back online after being taken offline for several hours due to server issues. The official Fortnite Status Twitter account confirmed the fix and also promised a make-good of sorts to compensate players for the time spent offline. More details on what that reward is should arrive next week. 

Fortnite game servers are back online and the Winterfest continues! ❄️

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we worked to resolve these issues and we’ll have more details next week on what we’re doing to help you make up for lost time. pic.twitter.com/ruLmG4xHgk
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) December 29, 2021

Original Story: If you’ve been having trouble logging into Fortnite today, you’re not alone. Epic Games has confirmed that the battle royale is currently suffering from login and matchmaking problems.

As of right now (2:07 p.m. Eastern), attempting to launch a Fortnite match slaps you with the following message:

Epic doesn’t share an explanation for the outage but promises to provide info when a solution becomes available. In the meantime, if you were hoping to rack up Victory Royale’s in the game’s ongoing Winterfest event, you’re out of luck for the time being. The same is true if you’re looking to blast foes as Boba Fett to celebrate today’s premiere of the character’s new Disney+ series.

Fortnite is currently unavailable and players are unable to log-in while we investigate an issue.

We’ll provide more info when we have a solution to bring services back online. pic.twitter.com/B3wXvu5SL6
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) December 29, 2021

We’ll keep an eye on the situation and provide an update when the problems are resolved.