If you’ve played Fortnite: Battle Royale before, odds are you’ve run into trouble. Ranging from issues with login and matchmaking, well welcome to Fortnite. Sometimes the games servers go down for “emergency maintenance,” there is no estimate on when they can go back up.
Fortnite: Battle Royale seemed to be in good shape after a brief downtime on April 11th, 2018 for the v3.5 patch. It started having problems with login around 5:00 EST, however, effectively preventing people from playing the game or using other Epic services. Epic said that the problem was related to a database error and deployed a fix. For a moment, the developer said that the fix was working. Shortly after that, however, players began encountering more login difficulties as well as excessively long wait times when trying to launch the game. It was then that Epic announced it would be bringing the servers down for emergency maintenance in order to make ‘major upgrades’ to the database system.
so if it ever goes down again (which it will) keep looking at the status page to see what progress Epic has made fixing the issue.