Fortnite, the Video Game Industry's Biggest Title, Offline for Second Day

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Port-a-Forties and the Replay system revealed last month are now live in Epic's mega-hit battle royale Fortnite, courtesy of the recently-rolled-out 3.5 update.

Celebrities, athletes and various high-profile personalities alike have expressed their love for the game, with Fortnite becoming a "pop culture" icon at the turn of 2018.

Epic said at first, "We have identified an issue with our email service becoming backlogged". We apologize for this inconvenience.

The servers for the online game have been taken offline by developer Epic Games-and there's no indication as to when they'll be back up.

We have some bad news for Fortnite: Battle Royale players, the servers are down! Save the World players will also receive a reward. At about 8 p.m. ET, the official account for "Fortnite" tweeted it was taking the game offline. The Pornhub insights team continued: "By looking at what users typically search before or after searching Fortnite, we can start to see a game related trend develop".

Fortnite is now offline for maintenance, and when it comes back online shortly it'll be with Patch 3.5, which has a few exciting features above and belong the normal balance and bug fixes. "We're still working on the database upgrade process, and remain in downtime", Epic says, with no word on when the process might be complete. Players have already identified that if the item is thrown at someone's feet, that person will immediately be transported to the top of the fortification. However, if you are a seasoned builder and veteran Fortnite gamer, the new equipment will be a pain in the ass.

From the looks of it, these login issues are being caused by Epic Games' latest v3.5 patch. The developer still doesn't know how long it will take to fix the problem, but it sounds like it could be a long time before the game is back up and running in full capacity.

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