Gamers have been experiencing problems with the popular video game “Fortnite” — as many have turned to online games for entertainment while socially distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Epic Games, the developer and publisher of the survival-battle royale shooter game, announced on Twitter that it was investigating numerous issues and reports that the game is down.
“We’re currently investigating issues with logins, matchmaking, the Item Shop, and other Fortnite services. We’ll provide an update when these are resolved,” the company tweeted.
Players had reported thousands of server outages to DownDetector.com on Tuesday afternoon. Others on Twitter noted problems with their friend lists and login issues.
“Everyone is playing since school is canceled so we probably crashed the game,” user @ItzBullzye responded.
“Quarantine . . . no Fortnite . . . Corona just take me already,” tweeted @Kiwiz.
Another user tried to be supportive of the game developers, tweeting, “Can people STOP complaining about how many bugs there are in the game right now? I understand it’s annoying but you also have to acknowledge that they’re working from their houses due to the massive outbreak of COVID-19.”