Fortnite Downtime: Epic Games confirm Fortnite servers shutting down for update 12.30

Fortnite Downtime: Epic Games confirm Fortnite servers shutting down for update 12.30

Fortnite update 12.30 is being released on March 31, and that means the final downtime for Battle Royale fans in March 2020. As confirmed earlier this week, the next patch is being deployed on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile and PC at the same time. And the good news is that we know what time Fortnite downtime will start and how long scheduled maintenance may last. The bad news is that we will have to give a good guess on what has been added, as Epic Games has stopped sharing detailed patch notes afterwards.


According to Epic Games, Fortnite servers are scheduled to go offline on March 31, on all major platforms.

This means that Battle Royale mode will be unplayable for however long Epic Games keeps servers down.

Epic Games estimates that March 31 server downtime could last up to three hours, however, it’s more likely that everything will be completed much sooner.

Recent updates have only taken around an hour to deploy and the same could happen this week for PS4, Xbox, Switch, Mobile and PC gamers.

Timing-wise, Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite server downtime and maintenance will begin at 7am, GMT.

For gamers in the United States, this will mean servers going offline at 2am ET, which could mean more disruption than usual.

A message from Epic Games adds: “Hi, everyone! v12.30 arrives Tuesday, March 31. Down-time for the up-date begins at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC).”

And while we don’t know what is being released this week, we can probably expect plenty of new bugfixes.

When it comes to new map changes, there’s a chance we will see some tweaks made to the Yacht, with some gamers betting on it falling under the waves.

Fans are also expecting to see some juicy leaks from dataminers this week following the new update going live.

News on the Deadpool skin is expected, with gamers backing Epic Games to launch it early in April 2020.

When it comes to bug, Epic Games has provided some guidance on what could be changed next in-game.

Things confirmed as being fixed in future updates include:

  • In a Spy Games mode, players may get stuck on the “Select Tech” screen.
  • Players’ style selection for certain Locker items may not save.
  • The Harpoon Gun does not successfully catch loot on a consistent basis.
  • Players may be unable to pick up items using Auto Pick Up.
  • The Deadpool Plunger from his Week 3 Challenges is not visible.

Published at Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:52:00 +0000