Only Solo and Fill modes are currently available.
Fortnite Battle Royale is continuing to experience issues, with players unable to play a game with friends.
Epic Games has been sharing updates regarding these problems on Twitter. Currently party service is down, meaning you can only join a solo game or play with random players in a squad or duo. The issues, according to Epic, seem to stem from a big rise in player count.
Earlier this morning the studio planned to take Fortnite offline once again following 14 hours of downtime yesterday. “The Fortnite Party service is down, and Solo and Fill are the only modes available. Players should expect downtime to fix the problem later today,” the studio said.
However, the latest tweet indicates that while downtime is still a possibility, Epic is doing all it can to avoid downtime as it works on a solution. “Party and Social services are still being impacted, but we are looking into a lead involving network configuration that may be the root cause,” the studio said. “We’re doing everything we can to avoid downtime, however, this does still remain a possibility for later.”
Fortnite patch V.2.3.0 is now available, and it brings with it bug fixes and quality of life improvements. For more on the game, read why Epic Games’ creative director Donald Mustard wants to bring Fortnite to Switch.
In related news, Epic will shut down Paragon in April and has shifted some of its development resources to Fortnite.
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