Is Fortnite Down?

The question on everyone that plays Fortnite's lips is regularly: Is Fortnite down? Thankfully, Epic Games has a status page, which you can check out embedded below, that offers updates in real time on all things Fortnite. The incredibly popular video game wasn't always a battle royale, player-versus-player game, but that's certainly what it's become known for, and a battle royale game requires lots of folks online to function, and a variety of different subsections of the game to work properly, given that dozens of players make up the foundation of any single match.

As such, the current status of its online infrastructure -- login, voice chat, matchmaking, and more -- is of dire importance to thousands of folks at any given time. One nice thing about Fortnite's status page is the listing of previous problems in addition to all the steps taken to fix them -- with relevant timestamps. If you scroll down, you can also see summaries of past events, such as the episode on July 11th where matchmaking issues briefly plagued the platform.

UPDATE: 7/17, 7:21am CT: Due to the client update, login is currently presenting a "Partial Outage" due to the update not yet having been rolled out to iOS, which prevents those mobile devices from logging in.

As you can likely see above, the green "Operational" is the optimal status. Any other color or language, such as a red "Major Outage" spells bad news for players. The above embedded status page should update in real time, but as of writing, everything is marked "Operational" and should be good to go.

Fortnite is currently available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The battle royale mode of the game is currently free to play, though players can purchase a number of digital goods within it. For more on the incredibly popular video game, you can check out all of our previous coverage here.

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Here's how Epic Games describes Fortnite's battle royale mode:

"Build. Battle. Create. Fortnite Battle Royale is the always free, always evolving, multiplayer game where you and your friends battle to be the last one standing in an intense 100 player PvP mode."

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