Fortnite gamers are trying to log in but are suddenly met with a “Servers Not Responding” message.
This has frustrated many as they just want to get on with the game and play. But the question is- what is causing the server failures?
On December 7, 2023, Fortnite users reported logging into the game and getting the message- “Servers Not Responding.” This is because of the launch of LEGO Fortnite. As per the @FortniteStatus Twitter/ X page- “Downtime begins at 3 AM ET with matchmaking disabled shortly beforehand.” So, the server issue will be resolved once the LEGO mode update is completed.
Why Is Fortnite Showing- ‘Servers Not Responding’ on December 7?
Fortnite users are complaining that they have been met with a “Servers Not Responding” message upon logging into the game.
Many are perplexed about the possible reason for this happening. So, what’s causing the server failures?
If the servers are failing to accept user requests to get into the game, it means that they are not online. This is because, as per the @FortniteStatus Twitter/ X page, the developers are working on the launch of LEGO Fortnite.
This launch is different because even though it sounds just like another IP collaboration, it involves creating something entirely new. As per Forbes:
“What’s important is what LEGO Fortnite is not, and that’s just a variant of the battle royale game or creative mode with building blocks and minifigs. Rather, LEGO Fortnite is being launched as an entirely separate game, one that takes Fortnite into the survival genre. Crafting, chopping, mining, blocks.”
So, this mammoth task has put down the servers for the time being. The @FortniteStatus page even sent out a tweet on December 7, 2023, saying:
“The adventure is building… Downtime begins at 3 AM ET with matchmaking disabled shortly beforehand.”
So, this is the primary reason why the servers are non-responsive. Now, the downtime can last anywhere from 8 hours to 12 hours or even more.
At this point, everyone is eagerly awaiting an update to see if the game is playable again. Apart from keeping a look at the @FortniteStatus page, you can also keep checking- https://status.epicgames.com/
This will tell you the current situation of Fortnite and if it’s operational or not. Moreover, you will also get to know which stores and services are working and which are down.
But this isn’t all.
To ensure that the server issue isn’t due to any problem from your side– start by resetting your router and rebooting your PC or game console.
Often, this error stems from an internet connectivity problem, and a simple restart can resolve most network-related issues.
However, if the problem persists and appears to be a broader network issue, you can contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to check for any ongoing problems.
If there are no reported issues on their end, you must remain patient, as the issue is on Fortnite’s end and will be solved. If the problem persists, try messaging Activision Support to even @FortniteStatus.
Some users are saying online that Fortnite servers are back on, and the LEGO mode is also accessible. But others still haven’t been able to log in successfully.
Have you been able to log into Fortnite successfully after the downtime announcement? Or are you still locked out? Are you playing the LEGO mode?
Let us know the situation from your end in the comments below.