Fourteen days Another downtime is scheduled, this time for Tuesday April 19th, with players eager to find out why maintenance is on and servers are down today.
The juiciest details will be saved for the patch notes shared by Epic Games after this week’s new game build goes live.
Here’s why servers are shutting down this week as part of the official Fortnite server outage schedule.
Fortnite server downtime on April 19th
Epic Games is conducting maintenance on Tuesday, April 19th across all major platforms. So if you log in on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, Nintendo Switch, Mobile or PC, you’ll be booted back up. The Fortnite server downtime will begin on April 19th at 9:00am BST. Maintenance begins at 4:00 AM ET for players in North America. Epic Games has had several hours of downtime in the past, but the support team hasn’t shared any further information on when the servers will be back online.
To find out when Fortnite will be back online, players should check the official social media platforms as they will be listed there. The latest news from Epic Games reads, “The battlelines continue to shift, the v20.20 update is scheduled to release on April 19th. Downtime begins at 4:00 a.m. ET with matchmaking being disabled 30 minutes prior.”
Matchmaking ends at 8:30am BST, so players should complete any matches or challenges before this time. Epic Games has hinted that map changes are coming, and fans can likely expect the battle lines to shift in key and popular locations. Epic Games has confirmed why we are having this maintenance period as the Fortnite servers are going offline to make room for game update 20.20 which will be available for download after everything is complete.
The usual round of new challenges and rewards is expected to drop later this week following the Fortnite update, and fans have been told the Prowler skin will also be going live. This new outfit comes attached to a special challenge round only available to those who own the Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass.
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