Fortnite ‘waiting in the queue’: What does it mean?


SOMETIMES when players begin a Fortnite match, they will receive a “waiting in the queue” notification.

Here’s exactly what that notification means and why it appears.

Fortnite Chapter 3 is now available to play

Fortnite ‘waiting in the queue’: What does it mean?

The “waiting in the queue” notification on Fortnite can sometimes pop up when you attempt to begin a match in the game.

This is because a huge number of players are requesting to join a game at the same time.

“Normally, this doesn’t happen in Fortnite, but when the game gets new content, some players in the crowded regions of the world might have to wait longer than expected to be able to join a game,” writes Dual Schoker.

Sometimes some server and matchmaking issues in the back-end can also cause this notification to pop up according to the official Twitter account of Fortnite Status.

How do I unlock The Foundation skin early in Fortnite?

The Foundation skin isn’t due to make its Fortnite debut until February 3, 2022. But there’s a way to unlock it early — if only for a brief period of time.

You’ll need to have the Mystique skin, as well as her Shapeshifter emote.

The emote allows Mystique to transform into the opponent she’s just eliminated.

All you have to do kill The Foundation boss in Fortnite to (temporarily) take on his appearance.

There’s currently an exploit in-game that makes this task super easy.

The Foundation will engage in an unrelenting assault against you as soon as you initiate an attack.

The harpoon gun method involves building a structure along his patrol route, shooting him when he goes past, and allowing the fall damage to do the majority of the work. Rinse and repeat.

But The Foundation appears to have a blind spot when it comes to foliage; as Lachlan demonstrates, you can shoot him at point-blank range from a bush and he won’t retaliate.

What is Fortnite Chapter 3?

Fortnite Chapter 3 was released on December 7, 2021.

The highly-anticipated new installment features an entirely new map, several new locations, and new weather effects – including tornadoes.

It is home to a few biomes, including the eastern tropics, a snowfield in the west, and a baked canyon to the south.

There are new weapons and new skins including “Lotus Walker” Shanta, which was unlocked immediately with the Battle Pass.

New gameplay mechanics have been introduced with Chapter 3 designed to let you navigate across the map faster.

Characters are equipped with better movement techniques, such as sliding or swinging, while new Battle Pass skins have also been unveiled – which includes Spider-Man.

The superhero has his own location on the map – the iconic Daily Bugle office.

Now the final confrontation with the Cube Queen has concluded, Epic Games says it is the perfect chance for new players to join in.

There are also a string of new goodies to browse in the Fortnite Item Shop, such as a number of new weapons.