Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Fortnite developer says sorry for downtime with free treats

Fortnite developer says sorry for downtime with free treats

Yes, the world's most popular multi-player battle royale game is experiencing server problems and has been down for "emergency maintenance" since the early hours of this morning. "We know how frustrating this has been".

"We messed up here", the developer admitted. Let's hope Epics Games solve the logging issues quick because millions of players are waiting for the servers to go back up.

PUBG may have had a head start over Fortnite's battle royale mode, but with the latter game being free to play it has attracted a fast-growing fanbase.

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With so many new players trying the free game every day, it's probably worth a quick recap for how the Challenges work.

And there was another casualty of the service issues which briefly brought Fortnite to its knees: the planned, limited-time return of a revamped version of its 50 v 50 mode.

We'll know more in the wash-up from this, once things are back up and running, but right now, Epic Games has some explaining to do.

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Also worth highlighting is that V Bucks purchased on Xbox One, PC and Mobile will now transfer between platforms.

However, it's having a knock on effect on the game, as Epic have decided that they need to postpone the 50v50 V2 event that was set to take place this weekend. It's entirely possible that Epic is planning something for that space, though it's also just as likely that what players found is actually still part of the old map. "Our goal for now is to try out different ideas".

The LTM has taken a much needed break in the salon and is coming back fresh with new changes and improvements to look more handsome to its players than ever before.

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If the Port-a-Fort does operate in the way we think it does, it will be interesting to see the rarity and if it will in fact be a grenade. The full patch notes below come courtesy of an official forum post.

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