Fortnite developer Epic Games will take Battle Royale, Creative and Save the World offline for server maintenance as part of the release of update 20.30. Fortnite’s next major update has a May 3 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Android and Switch. Needless to say, version 20.30 launches alongside a period of server downtime, which means the game will be offline in the early morning. If you’re wondering how long Fortnite will be offline for server maintenance, check out the details below for the full update 20.30 downtime schedule.
According to Epic Games on Twitter, Fortnite matchmaking will be disabled at 8.30am BST in the UK.
If you’re already in a match before 8.30am, you can continue to play until servers go offline in full at 9am BST UK time.
At 9am BST (4am ET), all players will be kicked out of Fortnite until downtime comes to an end. In the meantime, you’ll be able to download and install the new update.
The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter: “Time to reach new heights! The v20.30 update is scheduled for release on May 3rd. Downtime will begin at 04:00 AM ET, with matchmaking being disabled 30 minutes beforehand.”
While there’s no official end time for the server maintenance, downtime typically lasts for around two hours.
This means you’ll be able to jump back in to Fortnite at around 11am BST at the very latest. Express Online will keep this article updated with any new developments.
According to the early patch notes, Fortnite update 20.30 will re-introduce the Choppa helicopter to Battle Royale.
The Choppa will be accompanied by a whole host of Star Wars items in time for Star Wars Day on May 4th.
The new update will reportedly also add the “Omega Knight” outfit, the Anime Legends Bundle and the Blunder Bundle. There’s speculation the Blunder Bundle could be a Fall Guys collaboration.
Needless to say, the new download makes countless bug fixes on all platforms, as well as smaller gameplay tweaks.
Published at Mon, 02 May 2022 22:45:16 +0000