If you have noticed some of your games not showing up in the replay catalogue in Fortnite Battle Royale, please do not be panic. In fact, you are not the only one complaining about Fortnite replays not working. Believe it or not, the thing is actually an intentional period of downtime that specifically targets the Fortnite replay system.
The developer of Fortnite called Epic Games has explained via their official Twitter account that they have disabled Replays in order to investigate an issue. The warning also comes with a few good and bad news. Here is everything that you need to know.
The replay functionality was named as one of the most requested features when the Fortnite Battle Royale mode first rose to popularity. However, it is able to put serious strain on both your hardware and the Fortnite servers. As such, this one needs constant maintenance, and Epic Games selected January 30 as the day to perform some of the important unkeep.
Even though Epic Games have not gone into specifics about the issue which was occurring, they explained that there was an issue with the feature that needed some attention. Some players of Fortnite noticed that the music of Marshmello, which will be played at the Festivus event on February 2, was audible while in replay mode, so it could be the reason of why Epic Games are being secretive about the issue.
While Epic Games investigated, the ability to view replays was been turned off, but it is not all bad news. For those who do manage to have a remarkable game you want to watch back later, they have confirmed that any matches played during the downtime will be saved and watchable now that everything is back up and running. Of course, you are also able to always use the own capturing equipment of your device, if you are playing on PS4, Xbox One or PC, you will be able to record your gameplay with the inbuilt technology although it is not as powerful as the full functionality or replay mode of course.
If you are wondering when will Fortnite Replays be back, Epic Games have not provided an estimated time for when the function will be back online. The thing could take minutes, hours, or even days. The good news is that if you are fearful of losing awesome footage while Replays are disabled, Epic Games has confirmed that all Replays will be saved during the downtime. It means you are able to all play as normal and the footage should all be fully watchable when the important fixes have been rolled out.
Everyone is hoping that the downtime does not last long. A lot of people are eager to get back to watching your awesome moments and making cool montages. To know more about how to fix Replays not showing up in Fortnite, please visit the official website of Epic Games as well as following their social media accounts.