Why Is Fortnite Not Working? How To Fix Fortnite Not Loading Error? How Long Will The Fortnite Downtime Last?

Why Is Fortnite Not Working? Although Fortnite update v23.20 is still at least a week away, the servers will be shut down today to install a fix. The brief outage, which is expected to last only a short while, will begin around 4 am Eastern Time. This downtime, as opposed to the norm, is focused on fixing a few particular problems. Why Is Fortnite Not Working?  

by Aishwarya R R

Updated Jan 11, 2023

Why Is Fortnite Not Working? How To Fix Fortnite Not Loading Error? How Long Will The Fortnite Downtime Last?
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Why Is Fortnite Not Working?

Although Fortnite's servers are well-equipped, they occasionally have trouble meeting demand during significant updates. Players may encounter issues like the white screen and failing to load errors during these times, which prevents them from entering Fortnite. The majority of these issues are only entirely fixable by Epic. However, players can take a few workarounds to get around Fortnite Not Working. Following the Shockwave Hammer's recent vault, Epic Games declared that they would speed up their investigation into the glitch or problem to fix it. Removing it from the loot pool could appear ugly and cause controversy because it is one of the primary weapons/items of Chapter 4, Season 1.

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How Long Will The Fortnite Downtime Last?

Things won't take long to finish because this patch fixes several bugs, including bouncing with the Shockwave Hammer. According to the details offered by Epic Games, the complete procedure shouldn't take more than an hour. But keep in mind that this is just an estimate.

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The fix may require more time to apply and test to ensure everything is operating as planned due to the situation's complexity. Gamers should expect the procedure to take longer than expected.

What Does Patch v23.10 Fix?

As far as we know, this patch for Fortnite v23.10 by Epic Games only includes the un-vaulting of the Shockwave Hammer across all Playlists in-game. The remaining "issues/problems" that the patch will fix are mainly unknown. Although there is some information about probable flaws and malfunctions on the official Trello Board, it is unknown whether those issues will be resolved in this patch.

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The list of problems marked as "Fixed in Future Game Update" is as follows:

  • Rewards for Bonuses: "Pre-requisite Not Met'

  • Observing players on a PC does not work with controller inputs.

  • Shockwave Hammers do not harm player-built structures that the player owns.

In addition to this, many known flaws and malfunctions are still being looked into. They will probably be fixed as part of the Fortnite update v23.20, which should happen on January 17 at the latest.

How To Fix Fortnite Not Loading Error?

Check Fortnite's server status

Players must wait for Epic to release a repair before accessing the game if Fortnite's servers are down. Players can check Epic's dedicated Fortnite server status website and the game's official Twitter account for updates and outages.

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Restart Fortnite

Players occasionally experience bad luck when attempting to log into Fortnite. Restatement of the game may be helpful if the servers are operating normally, but you're still having trouble logging into Fortnite.

You can try again to log into the servers after Fortnite has restarted. Additionally, if you simply had bad luck with a busy server on your first attempt, you might be able to get in on your second try.

Restart your router and gaming device

Even if it doesn't happen often, Fortnite may not load due to your home network. Restarting your router is one of the finest techniques to troubleshoot your home network because it will give you a new communication path with your internet service provider (ISP).

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Restarting your gaming system while you're at it will be a good idea so you can check for software bugs in the meantime.

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Why Is Fortnite Not Working - FAQs

1. Why can't i load into Fortnite right now?

If Fortnite's servers are down, players will have no option but to wait for Epic to roll out a fix before they can get into the game. Players can use Epic's dedicated server status webpage for Fortnite and the game's official Twitter account that post about server updates and outages.

2. How long is Fortnite down?

Downtime is expected to last about one hour.

3. Are Fortnite servers down in India?

Fortnite is having issues since 01:50 AM IST.

4. Why can't i log into Fortnite?  

If you are attempting to log in with your Epic Games account credentials, and you are repeatedly being returned to the login page, try clearing the cache of the browser, and then enter your login information again. Alternatively, try opening this link in an Incognito window or an alternate browser to log in.

5. When Fortnite servers will be up?

Fortnite servers are expected to go up around 6 AM PT / 9 AM EST / 2 PM GMT.

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