If you've had troubles trying to access Fortnite: Battle Royale today, you're not alone. Epic Games has confirmed there's a widespread issue.
Earlier in the day, players had reported issues with logging in or even finding a massive queue to connect to the game's servers. Now, Epic has provided detailed reasoning as to what's been going on behind the scenes.
“We wanted to provide a bit more context for the most recent login issues and service instability,” an Epic Games representative said on its forums. “All of our cloud services are affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. We heavily rely on cloud services to run our back-end and we may experience further service issues due to ongoing updates.”
The Meltdown vulnerability came to light earlier in the week, and it's some sort of backend issue with certain CPU's. Many people have been affected, and Epic's no different, as its cloud services have brought about the problem at hand.
“Unexpected issues may occur with our services over the next week as the cloud services we use are updated,” the forum post continued. “We are working with our cloud service providers to prevent further issues and will do everything we can to mitigate and resolve any issues that arise as quickly as possible. Thank you all for understanding.”
For now, it appears Fortnite's servers will be something of a wait-and-see situation for the next few days. More information about the Meltdown issue can be found in an in-depth article on SpectreAttack.com.