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Are Fortnite servers down? Current server status

Having trouble connecting to the Fortnite online servers? Then use our detailed guide on how to check the current server status.

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It’s frustrating when the Fortnite servers go down and players can’t connect to the popular game. However, there can be various reasons for the Fortnite servers going down, so here is how to check the current Fortnite server status.

Fortnite has become one of the most popular Battle Royale titles out there, with a ridiculously large player count that increases whenever the developers add new seasonal updates and live events.

However, the servers sometimes go down for maintenance or other reasons. This guide will cover how you can check the current Fortnite server status, and what to look out for when you can’t connect properly.

Are Fortnite servers down?

Fortnite players are currently experiencing server issues that are preventing them from successfully matchmaking in certain regions. Many players have received the message: “An error occurred while connecting to Epic servers. Please try again later.”

At the time of writing, the exact cause of this error is unknown, but Epic Games have now acknowledged the issue and are currently investigating. They’ve promised to provide an update when they have more information.

Current Fortnite server status & downtime

Foundation statue in Fortnite Chapter 3 map

The Fortnite servers often go down whenever there is a major update for the game. This is done so that the developers can perform some maintenance as they apply the update.

If you do encounter some issues when trying to connect to the game at any point, check if another update patch is being implemented.

How to check if the Fortnite servers are down

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However, if no update is being applied, you can go to the official Epic Games online service website, which contains an up-to-date server status for Fortnite and lets the community know when there is an outage.

You can also check the official Fortnite Status Twitter account. This account will post updates on the Fortnite servers being down and fixes Epic Games are applying to solve the problems.

There is no doubt that having trouble connecting can be a headache, but these tips above will help keep you in the loop, so you know exactly what is going on when the Fortnite servers go down.


For more Fortnite content, check out how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS with Cloud Gaming & GeForce Now as well as our guide on how to complete Fortnite’s Weekly Quests.

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First-person mode could finally come to Fortnite in Chapter 3, Season 4

Fortnite leaks have revealed that Epic Games might add a first-person mode to the battle royale in Chapter 3, Season 4.

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According to Fortnite leaks, Epic Games might be planning to finally bring a first-person mode to the battle royale title when the Chapter 3, Season 4 update goes live.

Fortnite has evolved a lot since it first arrived in 2017, with Epic Games frequently updating it with new unlockable skins along with significant changes such as the addition of a No-Build mode.

Fans have been eager for the developers to add a first-person mode to the battle royale title, and now it seems that the long-awaited mode may finally arrive in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 4.

Fortnite has always featured third-person view, and the closest players have ever gotten to a first-person is on the first-person Box Fights map. However, notable leaker ‘HYPEX’ claims that this is about to change.

After claiming that a first-person game mode was in early development, the leaker tweeted on July 18 that the developers updated it “quite a few times.” They also showed a concept image of what this mode may look like.

HYPEX then claimed that this mode could “possibly release in Season 4.” This mode will be different from the game’s aim-down sight mechanic since the camera will operate in first-person even when you’re not aiming.

While this sounds exciting, it’s worth noting that this information has yet to be officially verified by Epic Games themselves, so take this leak with a grain of salt until we get an official announcement.

However, since one of the Box Fight maps in the game already features a first-person view, it’s entirely possible that the devs could add a separate mode for it in the upcoming seasonal update.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guide on how to destroy large sea buoys with motorboat missiles as well as how you can complete all the Weekly Quests.

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How to complete Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 weekly Quests: Week 9 challenge guide

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, brings new Quests every week, so here’s how to complete each week’s set of challenges.

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A new Fortnite Season means new Weekly Quests to complete, so here’s how to complete all of Week 9’s challenges in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3, as well as all of the Quests you might have missed but can still complete.

Season 3 of Fortnite Chapter 3 brought Darth Vader, Indiana Jones, and plenty of new mechanics to the battle royale, and Epic Games didn’t stop there, as Weekly Quests are added to help you finish the Battle Pass and unlock the Super Styles.

Epic Games have done away with Punchcards, so you simply need to complete the challenges found in Season 3’s Quests screen. You’ll get 15,000 XP for each one you complete, so it’s well worth your time.

Here’s how to complete the Week 9 Quests, and when you can expect Week 10’s to go live.

How to complete Fortnite Season 3, Week 9 Quests

The ninth batch of Fortnite Chapter 3’s Season 3 Weekly Quests is centered around using new additions such as the Crash Pad and Reality Seeds to complete certain tasks around the island.

Here are all of the Week 9 Quests in Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3:

  • Bounce on 3 separate crash pads before landing (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Collect seeds from Reality Seed Pods before they stop bouncing (3) – 15,000 XP
  • Deal damage to opponents while riding a Wolf or Boar (500) – 15,000 XP
  • Gain shield while emoting (1) – 15,000 XP
  • Hold a Charge SMG at max charge for 3 seconds, then damage an opponent (1) 15,000 XP
  • Open Chests at Tilted Towers in a single match (3) – 15,000 XP
  • Plant or Summon a reality sapling 30 or more meters away from yourself (1) – 15,000 XP

The latest set of Fortnite challenges are simple if you set out to complete them. But if you’re struggling to bounce on three crash pads, you can check out our guide on where to find crash pads. Also, it’ll be easy to gain shield while emoting if you use the Shield Keg.

The next set of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 3 Quests will arrive on Thursday, August 11 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM BST, so stay tuned for Week 10.

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All Fortnite Weekly Quests

Fortnite Week 8 Quests

  • Destroy 5 Structures with a Single Shot of the Ripsaw Launcher (1)
  • Make Opponents Dance with Boogie Bombs (3)
  • Throw a Fish Into Water (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with a Weapon Obtained from Fishing (1)
  • Deal Explosive Damage While Looking Away (1)
  • Find the Coolest Player on the Island (1)
  • Damage an Opponent with a Vehicle Within 5 Seconds of Honking (1)

Fortnite Week 7 Quests

  • Keep the first weapon you collect in your inventory until you reach the top 20 players (3)
  • Dead damage to airborne opponents (1)
  • Destroy structures with a Baller (20)
  • Throw different Consumable Pickups in a single match (3)
  • Perform an aerial 360 spin while dismounting a Wolf or Boar
  • Stop the music at the Rave Cave (3)
  • Crack opponents’ shields (3)
  • Deal damage with a Shotgun (150)

Fortnite Week 6 Quests

  • Break open Reality Seed pods (3)
  • Land headshots from 40 or more meters with the Hammer Rifle (5)
  • Purchase an Exotic weapon from a character (1)
  • Use a Baller, a zipline, and a geyser in a single match (3)
  • Use the Grapple Glove to catch a zipline while airborne (1)
  • Pick a Legendary or Mythic fruit from a Reality Sapling (1)
  • Deal damage to opponents with Rare or better Assault Rifles (1000)

Fortnite Week 5 Quests

  • Collect a Port-A-Fort and a Ripsaw Launcher in a single match (2)
  • Collect floating rings near Reality Falls (5)
  • Deal Damage to opponents within 10 meters with the Charge SMG (500)
  • Deal DMR damage to opponents from above (500)
  • Deploy a Port-A-Fort and deal damage to opponents within 30 seconds (50)
  • Destroy giant mushrooms with the Ripsaw launcher (8)
  • Visit Reality Falls, Tilted Towers, and Shuffled Shrines (3)

Fortnite Week 4 Quests

  • Damage opponents while in a vehicle (250)
  • Destroy structures with an E-11 Blaster Rifle (15)
  • Knock down Timer Pines with a Ripsaw Launcher (5)
  • Mantle onto a ledge within 3 seconds of sliding (3)
  • Plant a Reality Seed at Sunflower’s Saplings or Fungi Farm (1)
  • Search chests or ammo boxes at crashed IO Airships (2)
  • Travel 500 meters in the Slipstream around Rave Cave (500)

Fortnite Week 3 Quests

  • Impulse an enemy player with a Shockwave Grenade (1)
  • Dislodge or destroy Runaway Boulders with a melee weapon (3)
  • Damage opponents within 30 seconds of getting out of the water (75)
  • Reach max shields at a temple (1)
  • Jump off a diving board (3)
  • Headbutt an opponent while riding a Boar (1)
  • Get 3 seconds of air time in a land vehicle (1)

Fortnite Week 2 Quests

  • Boost into a Runaway Boulder and dislodge it with a Baller (1)
  • Eliminate enemy players with ranged weapons of Epic rarity or better (2)
  • Enter the wind tunnel in a Baller at the Screwballer (1)
  • Headshot opponents with the Two-Shot Shotgun (5)
  • Launch into the air using Geysers (3)
  • Pick Weeds around Reality Saplings (5)
  • Swing 50 meters or more with the Grapple Glove without touching the ground (10)

Fortnite Week 1 Quests

  • Collect Reality Seeds (3)
  • Damage opponents with a DMR (200)
  • Dance at different crashed IO Airships (3)
  • Gain shields by bouncing on Slurp Bouncer mushrooms (10)
  • Mod a Whiplash with Off-Road tires and a Cow Catcher, then destroy Structures (50)
  • Search chests at Condo Canyon or Tilted Towers (5)
  • Visit the Zero Point in a motorboat (1)

Fortnite Zero Week Quests

  • Interact with Sunbird or Moon Hawk and Rustler in a single match (2)
  • Jump on a Wolf or Bear’s back in 2 different matches (2)
  • Plant or Summon 3 Reality Saplings using Reality Seeds (3)
  • Survive 10 Storm Phases (10)
  • Travel 2000 meters in a Baller (2000)
  • Visit Groovy Grove, Reality Falls, and Rave Cave (3)

For more Fortnite, you can check out how to destroy large sea buoys with motorboat missiles for the No Sweat Summer event.

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How to destroy large sea buoys with motorboat missiles for Fortnite challenges

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite No Sweat Summer challenge to destroy large sea buoys with motorboat missiles.

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One of the Fortnite No Sweat Summer event challenges tasks you with destroying large sea buoys with motorboat missiles, and we’ll go over how you can get this done quickly.

The No Sweat Summer event will soon be coming to an end, so you’ll need to hurry if you’re eager to complete all the event challenges and unlock free rewards for yourself in Fortnite.

One of these challenges requires you to destroy large sea buoys with missiles, and this is easy to do if you know where to look. We’ll go over the exact map location of this challenge and how to complete it.

Where to find motorboats in Fortnite

In order to complete this Fortnite No Sweat Summer challenge, the first thing that you need to do is get yourself a motorboat, and the best place to find one is at the dock that’s southeast of The Daily Bugle POI.

Once you’ve acquired one, you can commandeer it across the water as you head towards the sea buoys. However, you’ll need to watch out for enemy players that may attempt to steal the motorboat. You can check out all the motorboat locations on the map below.

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How to destroy large sea buoys with motorboat missiles in Fortnite

Large sea buoys are floating structures that you can find found in the water near the islands on the east side of the map. They can be easily identified by their red color and balloons attached to their tops.

Here’s how you can use motorboat missiles to destroy large sea buoys:

  1. Get a motorboat
  2. Drive it along the motorboat race track around the water
  3. Aim at any of the large sea buoys you spot
  4. Shoot the large sea buoy with a rocket twice to destroy it
  5. Repeat this until you’ve destroyed 3 large sea buoys

After you’ve destroyed all 3 large sea buoys, this quest will be marked as complete and you’ll unlock the No Sweatin’ lobby music. You should also try completing a lap around the boat race circuit and catch 3 seconds of air while driving a Motorboat to complete more challenges.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guide on where to find Crash Pads as well as the best Box Fight and Zone War codes.

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