Epic Games has confirmed that a fix has been implemented, and that players should see full functionality return to the game.
Success! It looks like our fix worked and players should begin seeing full functionality returning to their social features. We know you’ve missed your friends, and they’ve missed you. Find your friends and start a party!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 28, 2018
Fortnite is suffering yet more problems, with all party modes now unavailable. Solo and Fill are still open to players, but those hoping to team up with friends are out of luck.
Epic Games has acknowledged the problems, and is working on a fix. Unfortunately, it looks like the repairs will require an unspecified amount of downtime.
The Fortnite party service is down, and Solo and Fill are the only modes available. Players should expect downtime to fix the problem later today.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 27, 2018
Hi everyone, Fortnite has had another big bump in player count this week and we were not prepared for it. We have had a ton of issues and we are working hard to getting them sorted. We can’t apologize to our players enough, and you can be sure that we are going to make this right. We can only ask you for your patience. We will likely be taking Fortnite offline for a while so we can work through this. We’ll let you know when that will happen. We will update you soon on the next steps.
UPDATE: 11:48 AM The Fortnite party service is down, and Solo and Fill are the only modes available. Players should expect downtime to fix the problem later today.
We’ll keep you updated on the downtime status, and any other developments.