Fortnite servers took a 12-hour emergency maintenance hiatus

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It looks like that comet was headed for Epic's servers and not Tilted Towers after all. The unspecified time extended to over 12 hours, which was more than any other time the servers have been down. The folks at Epic Games noticed that and they made a decision to shutdown the servers for a couple of hours in order to fix the login issues.

Additionally, the new patch also brings back the 50 v 50 game mode, which has now been changed to 50 v 50 v2.

The latest update, as of four hours ago (at the time of writing) is that the company is still working on the database upgrade and the game remains offline.

At least we know that when things to go wrong, we can count on the fine folks at EPIC to make up for it with some free stuff. It's understandable, given the scale of the issue they had to divert efforts to fix.

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In terms of the Fortnite Taco Shop locations, we can definitely help you out! As a result, our login and matchmaking systems are unstable.

'We had a critical failure with one of our account service databases, ' said an announcement on the Fortnite Subreddit.

Thank you for your patience! Unlike the previous 3.5 update, which boasted a huge number of changes and improvements that many players had been anticipating, the 3.5.1 update is relatively boring, unless you're big into bug fixes! Maybe Epic Games should check to see if CliffyB was seen unplugging electrical cords in the Fortnite data center.

What is in the new Fortnite update?

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You can check out the full blog post here from Epic Games.

Fortnite is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS. What's ironic here is that people flocked to Fortnite because they were sick with the problems with PUBG and now those roles have been reversed.

The game's servers were either inaccessible or incredibly bumpy for much of Wednesday and Thursday after scheduled maintenance began around 9am Wednesday.

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