Fortnite DOWN? Server status latest as Epic Games reveal connection problems

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Last week's reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / IV / IIII hardly sent shock waves through the industry, because, well, let's be frank, a new Call of Duty game is the farthest away from a shock as you can get.

Alternatively, if you have a friend who has already received their Fortnite invite, you can have them invite you to the game to jump the line.

One way to be safe is to get "Fortnite" only from Epic Games, and not from some of the other download sites which may carry copies that have been tampered with, as Polygon noted.

If you didn't sign up earlier this week, you can still do so on Epic's website. With everyone getting their invites and trying to log in at the same time, the servers are bogged down and there is a good chance you may find your self waiting in the queue until there is room on a server for you.

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As for device requirements, Fortnite requires an iPhone SE/iPhone 6s or newer, or an iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, or 2017 iPad. You may also be interested to know that you won't be able to use a controller. Also, since this is a multiplayer game, therefore it requires a constant internet connection.

"The investment firm says Activision is keenly aware of how other game publishers have recently benefited from releasing titles in the popular battle royale genre", reports the Dow Jones Newswire.

One player tweeted: "What a great time for Fortnite to go down". We'll be adding new players regularly over the coming months. Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates.

The mobile iOS version of Fortnite is now live on the App Store and invites are on their way!