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Fortnite is down AGAIN! The video game is blocked worldwide for the second time in less than 24 hours

The popular video game Fortnite is down for the second time in 24 hours, leaving thousands of users around the world unable to play.

The Epic-owned game crashed around 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, but was offline Wednesday afternoon for about three hours; yesterday’s issues were fixed by 6:30 pm ET.

Thursday’s outage is affecting Fornite’s server connection, login, and website, and is affecting multiple countries around the world.

Players in the US, UK, China, parts of South America, and other regions of Europe are reporting issues.

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The popular video game Fortnite is down for the second time in 24 hours, leaving thousands of users around the world unable to play. Players in the US, UK, China, parts of South America, and other regions of Europe are reporting issues

The Fortnites Status Twitter account has acknowledged Thursday’s outage, tweeting: ‘We are investigating in-game login issues.

“We will let you know when the issues are resolved.”

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players battle each other in a player vs player combat to be the last one standing.

First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon for its bright colors, infectious dancing emotes, and use of in-game currency.

The Epic-owned game crashed around 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, but was offline Wednesday afternoon for about three hours;  yesterday's issues were fixed at 6:30 pm ET

The Epic-owned game crashed around 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, but was offline Wednesday afternoon for about three hours; yesterday’s issues were fixed at 6:30 pm ET

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players battle each other in a player vs player combat to be the last one standing.  First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon for its bright colors, infectious dance gestures, and use of in-game currency.

Fortnite is a survival game where 100 players battle each other in a player vs player combat to be the last one standing. First released in 2017 by Epic Games, it has become something of a cultural phenomenon for its bright colors, infectious dance gestures, and use of in-game currency.

And Epic Games reported that it had over 80.4 million monthly active Fortnite users as of September 2021.

However, the outage is causing quite a stir on Twitter, as users share their frustrations over issues with the video game.

Are you kidding?!? AGAIN?!?!!??! Seriously @EpicGames, @FortniteGame,’ a user calling himself ‘Nunya’ tweeted shortly after the second cut.

The Fortnites Status Twitter account has acknowledged Thursday's outage

The Fortnites Status Twitter account has acknowledged Thursday’s outage

However, the outage is causing quite a stir on Twitter, as users share their frustrations over issues with the video game.

However, the outage is causing quite a stir on Twitter, as users share their frustrations over issues with the video game.

‘I waited all day yesterday on my day off when I could have been working earning money, 8 F-ING HOURS!!! And now I realize it’s #FortniteDown again today when I’m snowed in and I CAN’T go to work?!? ‘

Epic Games was the talk of the town for about a year after Fornite was pulled from Apple’s App Store in August 2020.

The move, according to Apple, was due to Epic launching its own payment feature for Fortnite, where users could purchase tokens directly from them and bypass Apple’s in-app payment system.

Epic filed a lawsuit days later, arguing that app distribution and in-app payments for Apple devices constitute their own distinctive market for anti-competitive purposes because Apple users rarely leave their ‘sticky’ ecosystem.

Other Twitter users joked about Thursday's and Wednesday's outages.

Other Twitter users joked about Thursday’s and Wednesday’s outages.

Apple takes a 15 percent cut from developers with less than $1 million in annual net sales, but those above the threshold have to shell out more than 30 percent.

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who presided over the case, ruled that Apple cannot prohibit developers from providing buttons or links in their apps that direct customers to other forms of payment outside of Apple’s own in-app purchase system.

However, the decision only supported one of Epic’s requests in its lawsuit against the tech giant and Game Marker plans to appeal the court’s ruling as a result, according to The Verge which received confirmation from an Epic Games spokesperson.

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney was not pleased with the ruling and announced on Twitter that Fornite will not return to Apple’s App Store until ‘Epic can offer in-app payment in fair competition with Apple’s in-app payment. Manzana’.

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