If you've been trying to sneak a few rounds of battle royale in and can't log in to the game, you might be wondering if Fortnite is down right now.


We knew that downtime was expected this week, with the new Chapter 4 Season 5 update going live today (3rd November) and server maintenance taking place ahead of its launch.

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Read on to find out when the Fortnite downtime was, to see if the game is back online in the UK, and to find out how to check the Fortnite server status for yourself.

Is Fortnite down? Scheduled maintenance news

At the time of writing: for players all over the world, including the UK, Fortnite is currently online and should be fully available to play.

There was some server downtime earlier today, to herald the arrival of the Fortnite OG map with a battle pass to match and even the promise of more time-travelling in the weeks to come. (Check out our summary of the patch notes here.) That downtime is very much over now, though!

Sometimes, Fortnite downtime lasts just a couple of hours, but on certain occasions it can go on a little bit longer. You should be able to find out when the game comes back online on the game's official social media accounts.

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How to check Fortnite server status

Whenever you're unsure as to whether Fortnite is online, there are three main places you should check to see what the Fortnite server status is looking like.

The official Fortnite Status Twitter account will keep you posted with official updates from the developers.

Also, the Epic Games website will give you a quick way to look at the official status of all of Epic's services.

Plus, take a look at Down Detector and you'll see if any other players are currently experiencing difficulties.

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