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If you are trying to log into Fortnite right now you may struggle, as Epic Games takes the servers offline to perform maintenance.

The glitch was only recently discovered today, so it's likely that Epic Games won't be able to fix it for a good while, unless they think it's amusing enough that it would be better to just leave it in. Given Fortnite's battle royale formula, each server can typically hold 100 players, but Playground mode was limited to just four at a time, meaning that 25 to 100 times as many matches are being created specifically for Playground mode.

These factors, accompanied by the "amount of dense building that occurred late in the matches" really affected the server performance to the point that players could not move properly.

What this meant was an MMS node would ask other nodes for a free server by reading each of their local lists. That was enough to create a backlog of queue requests, which Epic says resulted in "a feedback loop that eventually caused the system to grind to a halt".

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To fix the limited time mode, Epic split the Playground's matchmaking service into its own service cluster.

Epic Games never keep the servers offline for long, so players are hoping to be able to log back into the game and get grinding again in the next few hours.

The solution was to ensure repeated searches from the nodes for available servers weren't necessary, which meant the team had to bulk up the "rebalance sessions from other nodes".

We can definitely speculate on what will be released, however. "We were forced to make significant emergency upgrades to our Matchmaking Service, but these changes will serve the game well as we continue to grow and expand our player base into the future".

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