Fortnite’s servers have been taken down in the same day as the game’s Season 5 launch due to UX issues.
Worlds collide in Season 5! A viking ship, desert outpost, and ancient statues have appeared all over the island, changing the world of Fortnite. Hop in an ATK with your squad and uncover all new mysteries and locations.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 12, 2018
Developer Epic Games found issues that affected players’ ability to log in and get into matches. Before Epic took the servers down, players were put into queues with a waiting period of 28 minutes or longer.
We're currently investigating issues with our game services, which include matchmaking and login. Follow our status page for updates: https://t.co/3y0X6buriO
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) July 13, 2018