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Fortnite is back after login issues

For two and half hours on Monday, the biggest video game in the world was down.

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If you're trying to sign in to Fortnite right now, you might run into some trouble.

It appears servers for the biggest video game in the world, which raked in a cool $2.4 billion in 2018, are currently unavailable.

"We have identified an issue with logins and some players may have trouble connecting to Epic Games services. We will keep you updated as we work towards a resolution," reads Epic Games' Fortnite status page

According to the status page, service for the game went down at 5:51 p.m. PT on January 28. A second tweet at 8:13 p.m. PT suggests Epic are still working on how to fix this issue.

The status page now shows Fortnite's "Game Services" and "Login" are experiencing "Degraded Performance", in addition to the Epic Games store. As for the cause of the outage, an Epic Games spokesperson said to keep an eye on Fortnite's social channels, but they do not have anything else to share at this time.

At 8:34 p.m. PT, Epic Games updated Fortnite's status to "Monitoring" with services returning to "operational".

"We are observing recovery to Epic Games services as a result of the fixes we've implemented, and will continue to monitor to ensure full recovery," reads Epic's status page.

Update 8:07 p.m. PT: Adds Epic Games spokesperson comment.

Update 8:20 p.m. PT: Adds second tweet about game status.

Update 8:36 p.m. PT: Services restored.

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