Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Fortnite is back, after glitch shuts gamers down

Fortnite is back, after glitch shuts gamers down

The free-to-play game is a third-person shooter in the "Battle Royale" genre - 100 unarmed players parachute to an island, scavenge for supplies, and attempt to survive.

"Login is now blocked across all Epic endpoints, including games, websites, and the Epic Games Launcher", Epic said yesterday at approximately 5:45 p.m. ET.

Some of the challenges include using a vending machine, deal 500 damage with explosive weapons, search seven chests in Snobby Shore and visit three different taco shops in a single game.

Newsweek reports that database failures that prevented gamers from logging into the game, as well as other account issues, led to Epic Games taking the servers offline for maintenance. If you're lucky enough to be placed in a match at all, it could happen in as little as 10 minutes, but if you're in the queue for longer than that, it's probably a good idea to just log out and leave it be for the time being. I think everyone would prefer to play a stable game than have a new weapon/item so often; Fortnite has been massively struggling with its stability lately.

The Unfiltered back catalogue is FREE to listen to. The outage started on Wednesday night, according to Epic Games. It can be downloaded on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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The siblings - who also have six-year-old sister Harper and 19-year-old brother Brooklyn - will be pleased to hear that "Fortnite" is to host a star-studded Party Royale after plenty of celebrity interest in the game. Yes, you read that right, free.

"Next week, we will be granting a pack of Battle Stars to our Battle Royale players and Seasonal Gold to the Save the World players". It does a solid job of capturing the essence of the full-fat game, despite pushing players to rely on touch controls. Instead of a more conservative and tactical approach to the game, the returning mode will encourage more strategic plays and grand battles between two massive sides. The higher the player level, the smaller the ratio of bots compared to real players.

Next, Replay Mode, which was originally shown off at GDC 2018, is also live on PC and console (sorry mobile players), complete with "a suite of cinematic settings [that means] you can now capture your most memorable moments, highlights and cinematics".

Fortnite's transition to mobile appears to have been nearly seamless.

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