Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screen proves how popular the OG days were

Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screens are driving players insane (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screen is driving players insane (Image via Epic Games/Fortnite)

Players are running into the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screen as soon as they boot the game, but why? It has to do with the fact that the downtime for the update v27.00 lasted longer than anticipated. Given that nearly every aspect of gameplay including the map was changed and updated this season, developers had a lot to work on.

That being said, while the servers are online, players are running into massive waiting times of 25 minutes and longer. Even after a stable connection has been established, players are often unable to jump into a match.

While this can be disheartening, it proves one thing - the OG days are back and are here to stay (for a month, at least), but fans are going crazy over the long queues.


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Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screen has the community on edge

Although the downtime officially ended at 9:02 AM Eastern Time, players have been unable to jump into OG Fortnite. Given the hype surrounding the return to the golden era of the Metaverse, it seems as if fans from every Battle Royale game wants to hot-drop onto the island.

As such, the servers are likely overloaded and unable to deal with the influx of players, leaving most of them staring down the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screen.Several notable community members have even mentioned that the queue times will be insanely long given the aforementioned factors.

While some players have been able to make it into the game, they are the lucky ones, and somehow managed to avoid the sudden surge.

Sadly, most are waiting for the queue time to end and are sharing their experiences online, here's what a few of them have to say:

In addition to having to wait to get into the game, some users are also complaining of being booted from the game after waiting. It would seem that the server load has reached its breaking point and there is no space for players to added in:

As disheartening as they may seem, there is not much to do to fix this issue aside from waiting. Given that the downtime for update v27.00 was extended a bit, the influx of players will be massive. Nevertheless, the situation should ease out in a few hours as the surge of players dies down.

Keep in mind that with the return to the OG season creating such hype, there could be sudden server overload from time to time. That said, be prepared to deal with in-game "Packet Loss" and lag at times.

On a brighter note, these issues will not persist for long. Epic Games will release resources to address the server load, and the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 5 waiting in queue screen should not appear in a few hours. Players will be able to seamlessly boot up the game and enter a match within the span of a few minutes at most.

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