What that means for now is you can't play "Fortnite: Battle Royale" on any of the many platforms it's available on, from PlayStation 4 to iPhone (and everything else). Epic will continue to provide status updates via its official Twitter account above, or via the Reddit post also linked above. Many of those players would have been surprised to find out that they couldn't log into the game and couldn't get past the start screen.
The world's biggest porn site, Pornhub, released a cryptic tweet earlier on that quoted Fortnite's tweet about their server crash and suggested that they have been seeing a huge increase in traffic since the game went down. We now have no ETA on when servers will be back up.
There's no word on when the game will be back online. We had a critical failure with one of our account service databases.
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With the new update, Fortnite's guided missiles have been removed or disabled. In our time with the game, getting matches on PC and PS4 Pro were a breeze, but this wasn't always the case on the iPhone X with long wait times due to fewer players.
"We're sorry for the ongoing extended instability". As a result, our login and matchmaking systems are unstable.
You may have to mess with the task manager and kill the Fortnite process - or the Epic Game Launcher - a time or two to get it up and running, but it will eventually work. It doesn't seem due to a problem with the mode, but rather something more overarching. Since the game has achieved millions of users in a very short period of time, they have to make a quick move and to fix this issue as soon as possible.
While battle royale games are slowly becoming a dime a dozen, Fortnite has always kept its edge with a unique crafting system that allows players to search, scavenge and fight using materials to construct forts and paths.