On June 5, when players tried to hop into Fortnite after the successful completion of the Collision live event, marking the end of Fortnite Season 3 Chapter 2, they were met with a Server issue, stating, “Fortnite is Currently Unavailable,” along with the error code LS-0016. This had many players asking the question, Are Fortnite game servers down?

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To help players out, we have prepared a handy guide that explains the current status of the Fortnite game servers while sharing details on why the servers are facing issues and other things. 

Is Fortnite Game Servers Down? 

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Yes, at the time of writing this article. The Fortnite game servers are down as ongoing scheduled maintenance for the rollout of Fortnite Season 3 Chapter 3 is underway. 

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As per the official notice posted on Epic Games server status page, Fortnite Season 3 Chapter 3 update maintenance kicked off on Jun 5, 07:12 UTC. The update usually takes around 10 to 12 hours. The last Chapter of Fortnite ended with a bang as players virtually experienced the Collision live event that paved the path for the upcoming Chapter 3. 

Once Fortnite’s servers are up, players can finally experience the newest Chapter. Till then, here are some of the ways using which players can check the current status of Fortnite game servers:

How to Check Fortnite Server Status

Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale developer and publisher, offers an official server status web page and a Twitter handle that people can use to check whether Fortnite’s game servers are active or down. 

Apart from that, we also have the Reddit page that works well for checking Fortnite’s server status. 

Below, you can find links to the aforementioned pages and handle where you can check Fortnite’s server status:

Fortnite is a free-to-play battle royale game currently available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and Classic Mac OS.

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