Originally posted by iFlak
Downtime has started for Patch V.2.3.0. What’s new? See for yourself in this weeks patch notes! https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/v-2-3-0-patch-notes
Update: Downtime is going longer than expected. We will update players as soon as we have more information.
UPDATE: Hey all, We're making some changes to the backend systems to handle growth and it has extended the downtime. More updates as we have them.
UPDATE: Hi all, it is looking like we are going to be down for at least a few more hours as we scale our backend systems. We're very sorry and we're working on it.
UPDATE: Sorry everyone, it's looking like the Fortnite servers will be down for at least a few more hours. More updates will follow.
UPDATE: Update from the team working on the servers.
"During our downtime to upgrade to 2.3, we were performing recommended tasks to resolve a lingering database issue. Those tasks ended up causing the database to go into a bad state. After significant consideration, we decided our best option was to restore from a backup at the moment we took the servers down for the patch. Our first restore failed (due to issues unrelated with the quality of the backup) and we're working on a second attempt at the restore. We're on it and it will be up as soon as humanly possible."
No ETA yet, we'll update you as soon as we know.