Update: Fortnite servers are back up and the ability to login to your account properly should be restored, according to Epic Games. Earlier today, players were receiving error messages at login suggesting they were banned from Fortnite, which the Fortnite Status account on Twitter confirmed were part of an issue the team was working to resolve.
Original story follows…
Fortnite servers have gone down temporarily to deal with a series of login issues that are kicking or barring players from entering the game. Error messages like “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” or “Your account no longer has play access to Fortnite” are probably concerning to see, but according to the official Fortnite Status account on Twitter, there’s no need to worry–you are probably not actually banned from Fortnite.
Players who see a message saying “You do not have permission to play Fortnite” or “Your account no longer has play access to Fortnite” because of this issue are not banned from Fortnite.
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) September 14, 2020
According to the Fortnite Status account, Epic Games is currently looking into the issue. The game has now entered server downtime as part of the investigation. We’ll update you when it’s back up.
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