Fortnite still down as Epic Games runs into 'unexpected issue.' When will it be back?

UPDATE: Fortnite is back! Game returns after lengthy downtime to start new season

Excited for the new Fortnite season? Well, you will have a wait a little bit longer.

Myths & Mortals, Chapter 5 Season 2, was set to launch Friday morning, but Epic Games has run into an "unexpected issue during our maintenance."

Fortnite went offline at 3 a.m. for the update.

"We need to extend downtime at least 8 additional hours," Fortnite Status posted on X, formerly Twitter, at 9:12 a.m. Friday. "We apologize for making everyone wait longer than usual to drop into Chapter 5 Season 2 of Battle Royale. The team is working through this as quickly as possible."

Just after 4 p.m., Epic Games offered an update: "We’re continuing the work to bring Fortnite back online. Players will be able to pre-download an updated version of v29.00 in approximately 5 hours. We’re grateful for your patience and can’t wait for everyone to be able to jump in."

That could mean Fortnite will be back after 9 p.m. Friday.

Around 6 p.m., Fortnite Status tweeted: "Mobile players may see a 'device not supported' message on Android. This will resolve when the next version of Fortnite is available for download."

Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2

The promo for the new season promises mythical figures such as Aphrodite, Hades, Medusa, Cerberus, Artemis, Korra, Poseidon and Zeus.

You can watch the teaser here:

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