Fortnite is down AGAIN! Video game crashes worldwide for the second time in less than 24 hours

The popular video game Fortnite went down for the second time in 24 hours, leaving thousands of users around the world unable to play.

Epic’s game crashed around 11:00 a.m. ET Thursday, but was offline Wednesday afternoon for about three hours; yesterday’s issue was fixed at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Thursday’s crash affected Fortnite server connections, logins, and websites, and affected countries around the world.

Players from the US, UK, China, parts of South America and other regions of Europe reported issues.

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The popular video game Fortnite went down for the second time in 24 hours, leaving thousands of users around the world unable to play. Players from the US, UK, China, parts of South America and other European regions are reporting issues

The Fortnites Status Twitter account acknowledged Thursday’s outage and tweeted: ‘We are investigating an in-game login issue.

“We’ll let you know when the problem is resolved.”

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players battle each other in player vs player matches to be the last one standing.

First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon due to its vibrant colors, infectious dance emotes, and use of in-game currency.

Epic's game crashed around 11:00 a.m. ET Thursday, but was offline Wednesday afternoon for about three hours;  yesterday's issue was fixed at 6:30pm ET

Epic’s game crashed around 11:00 a.m. ET Thursday, but was offline Wednesday afternoon for about three hours; yesterday’s issue was fixed at 6:30pm ET

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players battle each other in player vs player matches to be the last one standing.  First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon due to its vibrant colors, infectious dance moves, and use of in-game currency.

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players battle each other in player vs player matches to be the last one standing. First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon due to its vibrant colors, infectious dance moves, and use of in-game currency.

And Epic Games reports that they had over 80.4 million monthly active Fortnite users as of September 2021.

However, the outage caused quite a stir on Twitter as users shared their frustration about the video game issue.

Are you kidding?!? AGAIN?!?!!??! Seriously @EpicGames, @FortniteGame ‘ tweeted a user calling himself ‘Nunya’ shortly after the second cut.

The Fortnites Status Twitter account has acknowledged Thursday's outage

The Fortnites Status Twitter account has acknowledged Thursday’s outage

However, the outage caused quite a stir on Twitter as users shared their frustration about the video game issue.

However, the outage caused quite a stir on Twitter as users shared their frustration about the video game issue.

‘I waited all day yesterday on my day off when I could work making money, 8 HOURS F-ENG!!! And now I realize it’s #FortniteDown again today when I’m snowing and CAN’T go to work?!? ‘

Epic Games was the talk of the town for about a year after Fortnite was removed from the Apple App Store in August 2020.

The move, according to Apple, is due to Epic launching its own payment feature for Fortnite, where users can purchase tokens directly from them and bypass Apple’s in-app payment system.

Epic filed a lawsuit a few days later, arguing that app distribution and in-app payments for Apple devices are their own distinctive marketplace for anti-competitive purposes because Apple users rarely leave their ‘sticky’ ecosystem.

Another Twitter user joked about the service outage on Thursday and Wednesday.

Another Twitter user joked about the service outage on Thursday and Wednesday.

Apple takes a 15 percent cut from developers with annual net sales of less than $1 million, but those who exceed the threshold will have to pay more than 30 percent.

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who is presiding over the case, ruled that Apple cannot prohibit developers from providing buttons or links in their apps that direct customers to other forms of payment outside of Apple’s own in-app purchase system.

However, the ruling only supports one of Epic’s requests in its lawsuit against the tech giant and as a result, the game maker plans to appeal the court ruling, according to Edge which was confirmed by an Epic Games spokesperson.

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney was dissatisfied with the decision and announced on Twitter that Fortnite would not return to Apple’s App Store until ‘Epic can offer in-app payments in fair competition with in-app payments from Manzana’.

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