Fortnite is down and unavailable to play as Epic Video games’ blockbuster battle royale transitions from Chapter 2 Season 8 — which formally got here to an in depth Saturday, Dec. 4 — to Chapter 3 of the forever-updated recreation.
It’s not clear when Fortnite will come again on-line from its post-season upkeep mode, but when the tip of “Chapter 1” of the sport (when the map acquired sucked right into a black gap) is any indication, it might be hours earlier than gamers get again onto Epic’s homicide island.
Chapter 2 wrapped Saturday when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — who was revealed to play The Basis within the recreation — saved Jonesy and the Fortnite island flipped over, unleashing an enormous tidal wave and ushering in a completely new panorama on which to drop, construct, shoot, and survive.
For now although, gamers who’re fortunate sufficient to really log into Fortnite (which isn’t many), will solely have the ability to see their character floating in the midst of the ocean because the servers stay unavailable for the foreseeable future.
What Fortnite Chapter 3 will convey to the battle-royale phenomenon — which is able to have fun its fifth anniversary subsequent yr — stays to be seen. We’ll replace this web page with new particulars after we know extra.