Fortnite Battle Royale Server Maintenance and Issues

If you own Fortnite we all know that any game with online multiplayer mode can lead to issues when the servers go down due to maintenance etc. This is an epic sandbox co-op survival game by Epic Games and People Can Fly and the latest is Fortnite Battle Royale for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.

Are you having issues with Fortnite Battle Royal? If the answer is yes then please do report your status below or read other comments from other players having issues.

The main issues include servers going down completely due to a scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, not able play multiplayer online, game crashing or error codes showing and major lagging.

Fortnite status reports for Thursday 18th of October 2018

To find out if Fortnite is down right now, see reports below.

Problems with Fortnite? Share issues with Is Down Right Now readers:

  • Mike

    it says the servers are up and running and yet I can still not play online, not able to get onto my account.

  • Billy

    I am having serious lagging issues, connection is so poor.

  • Angel

    5 hours and still down for me, Battle I am not nmy fellow gamers.

  • cant login right now…

  • Jason

    The servers went down because they werte implementing a new patch, this was for the new Smoke Grenades.

  • Carl

    The servers go down just for a patch update, this has never happened before just fo a simple update.

  • Mark

    Fortnite maintenance is underway I think because on Twitter they are saying this, “Matchmaking for BR is now offline. V.1.10 is releasing in just a short time and there will be some downtime. Timers for Llamas will also be reset.”

  • Lisa

    Yeah Fortnite is down for server maintenance, the downtime is basically for the V.1.10 patch.

  • Troy

    I keep trying to sign in but says I’m in queue for 41 mins

  • Guy

    im offline when im online and cant see if friends are online

  • Kevin

    Yeah it won’t let me switch match type so I’m stuck playing solo and my stats aren’t resetting

  • Oswald

    I just got this game on PC and now i am seeing “Matchmaking is temporarily unavailable.”

  • Mark

    Is anyone else getting the “Matchmaking has been Temporarily Disabled”error message pop up?

  • Chriss

    It could have something to do with them pushing the 1.11 update today.. Just a thought!!!!

  • alex the great

    why is fortnite down..

  • alex the great

    sneaky silencers LTM

  • Rymal Bryant

    yeah when I go to the launch page it says waiting in line and then doesn’t let me join in because it couldn’t contact the wait room or something. I’m sure it the silenced machine gun.

  • Courtney Clark

    Says match making is disabled!!!!

  • White males are slaves to WSHH

    Waiting in queue for 30 mins

  • Joe

    I am very new to Fortnite and will become obsolete soon seeing as I can never get to play it. I lost my battle pass and not happy about that at all.

  • Josiah

    everytime I try joining a match it loads forever and then says network connection lost and I checked my internet it its comes up as successful but it doesn’t in fortnite, someone please help?

  • Larry

    How long is Fortnite servers going to be down for? Still down for me and no idea why as I thought they were back up for most….

  • Paul

    This is getting so annoying now, there is always maintenance happening. They say the servers are online and to check out the new 5.1 patch notes but whats the point.

  • Vincent Drake

    one thing i have noticed between all games that i have played throughout the years, starting with Everquest when I joined in on that game. When servers are down for maintenance, there is always a ton of complaining that the game isn’t running. Whoa is me!!!!! Take it as a good thing that maintenance is being down to a game. For one, it means that there is still a game to play that has a base to try to keep things going for us players. Secondly, this game isn’t as of yet fully released. We are not playing a game that is a full release, so there are going to be constant maintenance issues, bugs, things that need to be worked on and even when it is to that point where the game is release to the full public as Free to play or however it is designed to be, there will be upkeep to be had. So all of you that constantly complain that a game is down for maintenance, get a life, actually read a book, watch a show, go outside and enjoy the atmosphere or something. Relax, it is only a game.