Fornite is down AGAIN! Videogame crashes worldwide for the second time in less than 24 hours

  • Fornite is down for thousands worldwide, with issues starting around 11am ET 
  • This is the second time the videogame has crashed in the last 24 hours
  • Issues surfaced Wednesday after noon and persisted for about three hours 
  • Thursday’s crash is impacting the server connection, login and Fornite’s website

The popular videogame Fortnite is down for the second time in 24 hours, leaving thousands of user worldwide unable to play.

The Epic-owned game crashed around 11:00am ET on Thursday, but was offline on Wednesday afternoon for about three hours – yesterday’s issues were fixed by 6:30pm ET.

Thursday’s crash is impacting the server connection, login and Fornite’s website – and it is impacting several countries around the globe.

Players in the US, UK, China, parts of South American and other regions of Europe are reporting problems.

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The popular videogame Fortnite is down for the second time in 24 hours, leaving thousands of user worldwide unable to play. Players in the US, UK, China , parts of South American and other regions of Europe are reporting problems

Fortnites Status twitter account has acknowledged Thursday’s outage, tweeting: ‘We are investigating the login issues to the game.

‘We will update you when the issues are resolved.’

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players fight against each other in player versus player combat to be the last one standing.  

First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it’s become something of a cultural phenomenon for its bright colors, its infectious dance emotes and its use of in-game currency. 

The Epic-owned game crashed around 11:00am ET on Thursday, but was offline on Wednesday afternoon for about three hours – yesterday’s issues were fixed by 6:30pm ET

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players fight against each other in player versus player combat to be the last one standing. First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it’s become something of a cultural phenomenon for its bright colors, its infectious dance emotes and its use of in-game currency

And Epic Games reported it had more than 80.4 million Fortnite monthly active users as of September 2021. 

The outage, however, is causing quite a stir on Twitter, as users are sharing their frustrations about issues with the video game.

Are you F-ING kidding me?!? AGAIN?!?!!??! Seriously @EpicGames, @FortniteGame,’ a user who goes by ‘Nunya’ tweeted shortly after the second outage hit.

Fortnites Status twitter account has acknowledged Thursday’s outage

The outage, however, is causing quite a stir on Twitter, as users are sharing their frustrations about issues with the video game

‘I wait all day yesterday on my day off when I could’ve been out working making money, for 8 F-ING HOURS!!! And now I find out it’s #FortniteDown again today when I am snowed in and CAN’T go to work?!?’

Epic Games was the talk of the town for about a year after its Fornite was pulled from Apple’s App Store in August 2020. 

The move, according to Apple, was due to Epic launching its own payment feature for Fortnite where users could purchase tokens directly from them and bypass Apple’s in-app payment system.

Epic filed a lawsuit days after, arguing that app distribution and in-app payments for Apple devices constitute their own distinct market for anti-competition purposes because Apple users rarely leave its ‘sticky’ ecosystem.

Other Twitter users joked about Thursday’s outage hitting after another on on Wednesday

Apple takes a 15 percent cut from developers with less than $1 million in annual net sales, but those over the threshold have to fork over 30 percent.  

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who presided over the case, ruled that Apple cannot bar developers from providing buttons or links in their apps that direct customers to other ways to pay outside of Apple’s own in-app purchase system.

However, the decision only supported one of Epic’s request in its lawsuit against the tech giant and the gamemarker plans to appeal the court’s ruling as a result, according to The Verge that received confirmation from an Epic Games spokesperson.

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney was not satisfied with the ruling and announced on Twitter that Fornite will not return to Apple’s App Store until ‘Epic can offer in-app payment in fair competition with Apple’s in-app payment.’

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