Fortnite DOWN: Why servers might shut down, become ineligible, during Travis Scott event

Fortnite DOWN: Why servers might shut down, become ineligible, during Travis Scott event

Epic Games has warned that there is only a limited amount of server capacity for today’s Fortnite Travis Scott event.

And that could mean that during the live Astrominical Concert, you might not be able to play a normal game or watch the event.

There is no region lock in place for today’s Fortnite event, meaning that everyone can tune in and watch it.

However, server space will fill up quickly and that means you may miss out.

The event is running several times during the next few days, meaning that this server disruption may occur several at different points.

A message from Epic Games explains: “From April 23-25, blast off into a one of a kind musical journey featuring Travis Scott and the world premiere of a brand new track. Astronomical is an other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, built from the ground up in Fortnite.

“To make sure everyone has a chance to experience Astronomical, we’re setting up multiple tour dates with showtimes for players around the globe. Jump in to whichever time fits your schedule best, or catch an encore with your friends if they missed it.

“Doors open 30 minutes before each show, so get there early to secure your spot. Our goal is to accommodate everyone possible, but if capacity is reached, please join us for one of the other shows.

“The Astronomical tour dates are NOT region locked, but we’ve selected times to make sure everyone has a chance to attend.”

The good news is that this is a limited-time event and Fortnite server should only be down for a short amount of time.

And there’s always a chance that servers won’t be as badly affected and the live game will return very quickly on all platforms.

The Fortnite Travis Scott event is kicking off at 7pm ET April 23, or midnight April 24 if you live in the UK. So if you experience any server issues over the next few hours (starting from 11pm GMT April 23) then you know what is to blame.

Epic Games has already said that they will be hosting the same Fortnite event at different times to make it easy for everyone to watch.

Fortnite event times for Travis Scott are as follows:

  • 4/23 – The Americas – 7PM EDT
  • 4/24 – EU & ME – 5PM BST (10AM EDT)
  • 4/25 – Asia & Oceania – 12AM EDT
  • 4/25 – EU & ME – 6PM BST (11AM EDT)
  • 4/25 – The Americas – 6PM EDT

Published at Thu, 23 Apr 2020 22:39:00 +0000