Fortnite” Servers Resume Action with Chapter 5, But Prepare for Long Login Queues
Fortnite kicked off their new Chapter 5 with a bang, but players may find themselves on the receiving end of some not-so-fun server issues. After a short 8-hour delay, the servers were back online and players were ready to enter the fresh season of content.
The main focus of Fortnite Chapter 5 revolved around a black hole with a ton of mystery surrounding it, and now that the servers are back, players can finally experience the new map, challenges, and enemies. However, there is a catch. As expected, the servers have reached maximum capacity and, as of the start of the Chapter 5 launch, players can expect long login queues to get into the game.
To mitigate these long wait times, it’s important for players to note that mission progress and rewards are preserved during disconnects. Additionally, players logging in on console or PC may be able to jump into games in groups with friends already in the lobby, so that’s an option as well.
In addition to the new map and enemy types, Fortnite Chapter 5 has a substantial list of new items and features. These include new bundles of rewards with Battle Passes that have exclusive skins and emotes; new weapons such as grenade launchers, zapper traps and new fishing line mechanics; and underwater swimming with our favorite characters.
Regardless, despite the server issues, Fortnite Chapter 5 is really setting the bar for a great start of the season. With the new content and exclusive rewards, the long wait times won’t seem so bad. Players can look forward to another exciting chapter of battle royale.