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Fortnite was down all day

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2: Myths & Mortals | Image: Epic Games

The launch of Fortnite’s Greek mythology-themed Chapter 5: Season 2 had been on hold since early this morning after the usual downtime for maintenance didn’t end on schedule. Epic usually takes the servers down at 3AM ET to prepare for a big update, but only for a few hours. This time, the battle royale game stayed offline until well into Friday evening.

After 9PM ET, players started to report they were able to download updates and get into the game. However, many people say they’re still waiting in queues to log in or getting error messages when they try to play.

The Fortnite Status account on X has posted that the developers are working on issues with islands, purchasing items, and matchmaking problems, while the Epic Games status…

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