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Update: Fortnite‘s servers are once again operational, as per a tweet from Epic Games.

Original story: The last 24 hours have seen a lot of disappointed Fortnite players and a lot of bad jokes about boyfriends remembering they had girlfriends.

That’s because Fortnite players have been unable to login for almost a full day due to a “critical failure with one of our account service databases,” according to developer Epic Games.

The most recent update from Epic is that login services “should begin to recover over the next couple of hours” as of 9:54 a.m. PT on April 12th. Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 players will experience an additional period of downtime.

Epic first acknowledged service issues on April 11th at 2:03 p.m. PT. After the developer’s first attempt to fix the issue, the sheer amount of returning player traffic caused further complications. Fortnite then underwent “emergency downtime” to allow Epic to “deploy major upgrades” to its database systems.

Some players are already back online, including popular Fortnite Battle Royale Twitch streamer Ninja. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the rabid nature of Fortnite‘s fan base, the game is still the most-viewed game on Twitch, just eking out Hearthstone as of the time I’m writing this.

Trying to login on Xbox One, I currently have over a half-hour wait time, as there seems to be a queue. We will update this story as it develops.

Fortnite is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile.

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This is why Fortnite was offline for almost a full day [Updated]

Fortnite players are unsure what to do with their newfound freedom.

By Michael Goroff | 04/12/2018 10:30 AM PT | Updated 04/12/2018 12:38 PM PT

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Update: Fortnite‘s servers are once again operational, as per a tweet from Epic Games.

Original story: The last 24 hours have seen a lot of disappointed Fortnite players and a lot of bad jokes about boyfriends remembering they had girlfriends.

That’s because Fortnite players have been unable to login for almost a full day due to a “critical failure with one of our account service databases,” according to developer Epic Games.

The most recent update from Epic is that login services “should begin to recover over the next couple of hours” as of 9:54 a.m. PT on April 12th. Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 players will experience an additional period of downtime.

Epic first acknowledged service issues on April 11th at 2:03 p.m. PT. After the developer’s first attempt to fix the issue, the sheer amount of returning player traffic caused further complications. Fortnite then underwent “emergency downtime” to allow Epic to “deploy major upgrades” to its database systems.

Some players are already back online, including popular Fortnite Battle Royale Twitch streamer Ninja. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the rabid nature of Fortnite‘s fan base, the game is still the most-viewed game on Twitch, just eking out Hearthstone as of the time I’m writing this.

Trying to login on Xbox One, I currently have over a half-hour wait time, as there seems to be a queue. We will update this story as it develops.

Fortnite is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile.

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About Michael Goroff

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.