Fortnite Checking Epic Services Queue error message is being received by many users since the start of Fortnite live event on Monday June 15, 2020.
Fortnite fans rushed to access the main event of the Chapter 2 of the game. The influx was so massive that it has apparently overloaded the hosting servers.
Users reported receiving Checking Epic Services Queue message; after which they either waited for a long time, or just left the game.
Chapter 2 Season 3 is planned to start on Wednesday June 17.
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Actually, Fortnite servers are distributed on many data centers in the following regions:
- North America
- Middle East
A more precise list is as follows:
- Ohio, USA
- Virginia, USA
- California, USA
- Oregon, USA
- Tokyo, Japan
- South Korea
- Osaka, Japan
- Mumbai, India
- Frankfurt, Germany
- London, UK
- Paris, France
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
This distributed architecture allows a smooth and fast access to the game. However, when the event is very long-awaited, it’s normal to observe some lagging, long wait time and forced shutdown.
So, don’t worry, such problems will be fixed gradually.