Epic Games has disabled the Save the World portion of Fortnite while it investigates issues with the Stormshield Storage and the Frostnite mode. The developer made the decision to take the game’s servers down following reports of “long load times and server performance issues.”
Epic is providing updates via its Twitter account; the most recent update as of this writing is that the company is “still investigating” the issues and will “provide updates as they come available.” Fortnite’s free-to-play Battle Royale modes are seemingly unaffected by the problems.
We’re still investigating issues with Stormshield Storage and the Frostnite mode for Save the World. We’ll provide updates as they come available. 🛠️
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 18, 2018
Fortnite’s latest 7.10 update, which was released just recently, introduced a number of balance changes and prepared the game for the upcoming 14 Days of Fortnite event. The limited-time mode begins on December 19 and will cycle through a variety of events at regular intervals. “The 14 Days of Fortnite event will feature both new and returning LTMs,” Epic explains. “Large team modes switch every two days and small team modes rotate every 24 hours.”
Elsewhere, Epic is being sued by Alfonso Ribeiro–best known for playing The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s Carlton. Ribeiro’s law firm said the the actor is accusing the studio of stealing his dance–commonly referred to by fans of the show as the Carlton dance–for Fortnite’s “Fresh” emote.
The game is no stranger to lawsuits. PUBG Corp., the creators of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, sued Epic over a concern “that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.” However, the lawsuit was ultimately dropped. Epic hasn’t always been on the receiving end of a lawsuit, either. The studio sued a QA tester who leaked Fortnite Season 4 secrets, as well as a few streamers for advertising Fortnite cheats.