Epic Games Apologizes for Fortnite Downtime with Free Loot

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By the time the servers came back up, Epic had been experiencing Fortnite server issues for almost 24 hours, resulting in a lengthy maintenance period that made the game inaccessible for everyone.

"Not only did it break records for concurrent Twitch views, it caused searches on Pornhub to increase 824 percent above average".

If player count does happen to increase in the future, we could be looking at some more hilarious gameplay [VIDEO] in "Fortnite". Those who have picked up the Fortnite Battle Pass will have seven new challenges to complete this week, ranging from dealing damage to enemy structures, to searching for chests in Haunted Hills.

While most of the technical problems have been resolved by Epic Games, the company announced that the servers should be back to normal very soon.

Some are more recent developments, brought on by changes or additions to the game, whereas others use standard tactics that have been around since the game first exploded onto the scene.

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The Fortnite Week 9 challenges shouldn't be too tricky for players to complete.

So, they will be releasing a Black Bling gift this weekend that Battle Royale players can get from the store for free and for Save the World players, they're offering a Troll Stash Llama in the loot tab for free. Next week, it says that players will receive free packs of Battle Stars and Seasonal Gold in Battle Royale and Save the World, respectively.

So, even though we won't know what caused the problem for a little while longer, it's at least nice to see Epic handing out some freebies to make up for the unexpected downtime. "We messed up here".

The past few months have seen Fortnite: Battle Royale transcend pas just being a video game and become a cultural phenomenon.

We've talked about how things could more closely integrate. "Look for this later next week".

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