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¡¡¡¡Everyone is very excited about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, which launched today (8th June), but it¡¯s hard to ignore the fact that this content drop has been hit by a few technical problems.

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¡¡¡¡A bit of Fortnite server downtime should always be expected when a new season drops ¨C especially one with this many new weapons and Battle Pass goodies ¨C but Epic Games seems to have hit a few more snags than usual this time.

¡¡¡¡We¡¯re all very happy to have Rick Sanchez from Rick & Morty and Superman from DC Comics in the game, but nobody likes to see glitches, errors and other such struggles.

¡¡¡¡Keep on reading, though, and we¡¯ll run through the situation as it is right now.

¡¡¡¡There have been some teething problems for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7, with one Tweet from Epic Games saying: ¡°We¡¯re aware that some players on PC are encountering a continued loading screen when trying to access the Battle Royale Lobby. We¡¯re investigating and will provide an update when we have more information.¡±

¡¡¡¡A further Tweet added this ominous message: ¡°We¡¯re investigating several issues impacting various in-game services like Matchmaking or claiming Battle Pass rewards. We will update you when the issues are resolved.¡±

¡¡¡¡So if you¡¯re struggling to get into Fortnite or load up a game, you¡¯re not alone! It might be wise to take a break, do something else for a bit, and try Fortnite again later.

¡¡¡¡Right now, the Epic Games website states that a ¡°major outage of in-game services¡± has struck the world of Fortnite, and the team of developers is said to be ¡°currently investigating this issue.¡±

¡¡¡¡These problems seem to have started at around 4pm UK time, quite a few hours after the new season kicked off and players jumped in to try the new content.

¡¡¡¡If you¡¯re ever not sure what the current server status is, you may want to check a couple of places: the community-driven Down Detector website will tell you if other players are having problems, and the official Fortnite Status Twitter account will show you the latest posts from the developers at Epic Games.

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¡¡¡¡The planned Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 server downtime took place on the morning of June 8th 2021, from a UK perspective, with the game going offline around 7am UK time. It wasn¡¯t long after that when the full Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 patch notes arrived promising lots of cool stuff.

¡¡¡¡Fortnite lurched back to life at around 11am on June 8th, here in the UK, with the new season starting and prompting an influx of player activity.

¡¡¡¡Around five hours of playtime followed, with gamers able to access the new content, and then the problems started to pile up at around 4pm.

¡¡¡¡Hopefully, these wrinkles will be ironed out soon and we can all get on with enjoying the new Fortnite season!

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