The development team have revealed that earlier server issues have slown down games launching tonight.
Problems started around an hour-ago and while now fixed, Fortnite Waiting in Queue messages are in force.
“Players can now log in but you may experience longer login times,” Epic Games explains.
“Console players won’t see a queue timer, but don’t restart your game. Once the queue finishes, the game will launch.”
This is all linked to an earlier error, which saw Fortnite players unable to login.
The current server status on the official Fortnite website shows that Login degradation is still ongoing.
Here’s another explanation from Epic Games on how Queue times can be affected in-game:
“At peak we see an issue where the matchmaking shard begins queuing writes waiting on available writer resources.”
“This can cause db update times to spike in the 40k+ ms range per operation causing MCP threads to block.
“Players experience unusually long wait times not just attempting to matchmake, but with all operations.
“We have investigated this in detail and it is currently unclear to us and support why our writes are being queued in this way but we are working towards a root cause.
“This issue does not recover and the db process soon becomes unresponsive, at which point we need to perform a manual primary failover in order to restore functionality.
“During these outages this procedure was being repeated multiple times per hour. Each failover causing a brief window of matchmaking instability followed by recovery.”