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Fortnite Servers Offline - When are they back up?

All the latest information on periods of maintenance downtime or server issues.

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How long will the Fortnite servers be down for and when will Fortnite be back up? We've got all the latest information on if it's offline.

Fortnite: When are the servers back up?

Fortnite's servers are offline as Epic works to deploy its latest patch. We'll update this page once we know what's been added.

We expect the servers to be back online by 11:00GMT.

Fortnite's servers are offline in preparation for its Fortnitemares Halloween special event.

For those in the US, the servers are due to go online at 9AM ET/6AM PT. For those in the UK, it's 1:00PM GMT.

Expect Halloween themed cosmetics, map changes and maybe even a new game mode.

22nd October 2019

The servers are currently offline as Fortnite's busy putting together a mystery update. Judging by the timing, it's likely a Halloween themed patch with plenty of spooky cosmetics and some map surprises.

Servers are now online!

UPDATE: Servers are online!

The servers are now back online, get in there folks. If you're not seeing them online, reload your launcher or give it a few minutes.

It's arriving soon...

There's a new patch to download on all platforms right now. On PC, it's 14.9GB, while those on console will have a 9-10GB patch to download. The servers are currently offline, but they're likely to be back online with Season 11 goodness at around 11am BST.

While you wait, here's the new cinematic trailer:

We'll update this section as soon as we know more!

October 14th - 10:00am

If you've logged into Fortnite in the last 14 hours or so, you'll have noticed the entire game has been invariably sucked into a black hole. Try and play the game right now and it'll amount to nothing - you'll simply be greeted by an image of the black hole itself, ominously swirling away in the background.

To those worried the game has ended - it hasn't. It's a big marketing ploy for Season 11 which should be dropping sometime soon. But when?

Well, Season 10 released on Thursday 10th August which suggests that Fortnite's servers may be back online on Thursday 17th October. In regards to timing, they'll likely be online sometime around 11am or 12pm BST.

At the time of writing, it's only Monday 14th, which means Epic would have to keep its game offline for at least three days. Of course, it could afford to do so, but whether it'll leave its enormous playerbase staring at a largely blank screen is another matter.

Fortnite dataminer Lucas7yoshi has uncovered code over on the official website which seems indicate that the "end time" will be Thursday at 4am EST (around 9am UK time). This matches up with our prediction that the servers could come back online on Thursday...for now we'll just have to wait and see.

If any other server news comes our way, we'll update this page - stay tuned!

Fortnite: Update Archive

Season 10 updates:

V10.40 - 9:00am 25th September 2019

Epic is working to deploy patch v10.40 which should be finished by around 11:30-12:00pm UK time.

SEASON X UPDATE - 1st August 2019

Season X is upon us, so make sure you have a read of our Season X guide for a complete overview of everything that's arrived. We expect the servers to be online at around 10:30AM BST, potentially a little later if the servers have a meltdown.

Season 9 updates:

V9.40 - 10:00am 17th July 2019

Epic's deploying patch v9.40 which introduces a revamped Tactical Shotgun and a tonne of bug fixes. We expect the servers to be back online at around 11:30am.

V9.30 - 9:00am 18th June 2019

Epic is working to deploy a new patch which features the new Chug Splash item and some more LTMs. We expect the servers to be back online between 10:30-11:00am.

V9.21 - 9:00am 12th June 2019

Epic is working to deploy a new patch which features a new Proximity Grenade Launcher and more. We expect the servers to be back online at 11:00am.

V9.20 - 9:00am 6th June 2019

Epic is working to deploy a new patch which features a new Storm Swap item and more. We expect the servers to be back online at 11:00am.

V9.10 - 9:00am 22nd May 2019

Epic is working to deploy a new patch which features Hot Spots and more returning LTMs. We expect the servers to be back online at 11:00am.

V9.01 - 9:00am 15th May 2019

Epic's working to deploy patch v9.01 which introduces the Tactical Assault Rifle, a number of nerfs and some weapons vaults too. We expect the servers to be back online at around 11:00am.

SEASON 9 UPDATE - 9:00am 9th May 2019

Today's the big one, Fortnite's servers are down as it works to deploy the Season 9 patch. We expect the servers to be back online within the next couple of hours, so around 11:00am. In the meantime, get clued up on everything that's arriving with our Season 9 guide.

Season 8 updtes:

V8.50 - 9:00am 25th April 2019

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic deploys patch V8.50. It's introducing a brand new Avengers Endgame LTM and the usual host of bug fixes. Expect the servers to be back up between 11-12pm.

V8.40 - 9:00am 17th April 2019

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic works to deploy patch V8.40. It's introducing a brand new Infantry Rifle and a couple of LTMs. We expect the servers to be back online between 11:00-12:00pm.

V8.30 - 9:00am 10th April 2019

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic deploys patch V8.30. It's introducing a new Reboot Van, event and more. Our news post has a nice breakdown of all the new content.

We expect the servers to be back online between 11:00 - 12:00pm UTC.

V8.20 - 9:00am 27th March 2019

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic deploys patch V8.20.

There's a new Floor is Lava Mode, new Poison Dart Trap and all-new Foraged Items too!

We expect the servers to be back online in the next couple of hours, around 11:00am GMT.

V8.10 - 9:00am 12th March 2019

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic works to deploy patch V8.10. We've got all the info on it, right here. We reckon the servers will be back online at around 11:00am.

SEASON 8 UPDATE - 9:00am 28th February 2019

Season 8's patch is being deployed, so we expect the servers to be up in the next couple of hours - around 11:00am BST. For details on all the new stuff, make sure you head on over to our Season 8 guide.

We've also got a comprehensive Season 8 Battle Pass guide for you, along with a Season 8 Week 1 Challenges guide for the Pirate Camp, giant face and Volcano Vent challenges.

Season 7 updates:

V7.40 UPDATE - 10:12am 14th February 2018

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic works to deploy patch V7.40. It's the big Valentine's update which introduces a brand new rifle and even the chance to earna free Season 8 Battle Pass.

We expect the servers to be back online between 11-12pm.

V7.30 UPDATE - 9:00am 29th January 2018

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic works to deploy patch V7.30. It's introducing a new Chiller Grenade, bringing back the Solid Gold LTM and vaulting a number of weapons.

We expect the servers to be back online at around 11:00am.

V7.20 UPDATE - 10:06am 15th January 2018

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic works to deploy patch V7.20. Expect it to go live between 11-12ppm GMT.

V7.10 UPDATE - 09:52am 18th December 2018

Fortnite's servers are down as Epic works to deploy patch V7.10. It's introducing a brand new "14 Days of Fortnite" LTM as well as number of other gameplay and balance changes. Expect the servers to be online at around 11:30am BST.

V7.01 UPDATE - 10:08 11th December 2018

Fortnite's servers are currently down as Epic works to deploy Patch V7.01 which introduces a new Infinity Blade weapon and a Close Encounters LTM. Expect the servers to be back online in the next hour or two.

FORTNITE SEASON 7 UPDATE - 08:52 6th December 2018

This is an exciting one. Fortnite's servers are currently down as Epic works to deploy Season 7. We expect the servers to be back online in the next couple of hours - around 11:00AM BST. Make sure you head on over to our Fortnite Season 7 guide as we're rounding up all the new information for you!

Fortnite Season 6, 5, 4 and 3 updates below:

V6.31 UPDATE - 09:49am 27th November 2018

Fortnite's servers are down for patch V6.31 which will introduce a brand new Epic/Legendary Pump Shotgun, Team Rumble LTM and more. We expect the servers to be back online between 11:00am - 12:00pm.

V6.23 UPDATE - 10:51am 14th November 2018

Fortnite's servers are down for patch V6.23 which will introduce Mounted Turrets and a brand new "Food Fight" LTM. We expect the servers to be back online at around 12:00pm BST.

V6.22 UPDATE - 09:50am 6th November 2018

Fortnite's servers are down for patch V6.22 which will introduce the Heavy Assault Rifle and a brand new LTM to the game. We expect the servers to be back online between 11:00am - 12:00pm BST.

V6.21 UPDATE - 08:55am 1st November 2018

Fortnite's servers are down for patch V6.21, so expect the servers to be online from around 10-11am BST.

FORTNITEMARES UPDATE - 09:35am 24th October 2018

Fortnite's servers are down for the impending Fortnitemares Halloween Event! We expect the servers to be online between 10:00 - 11:00am BST. In the meantime, make sure you read up on everything that's being introduced and have a glance at our Fortnitemares 2018 guide.

PATCH UPDATE - 9:03am 16th October 2018

The Fortnite servers are down once again, this time for the application of Patch V6.10 - introducing Quadcrasher vehicles and in-game tournaments!

Expect servers to be down for at least a couple of hours while the patch is applied. There's no fixed amount of time for these things to be finished, but that's pretty standard.

PATCH UPDATE - 9:21am 10th October 2018

The V6.02 patch for Fortnite is currently being applied, and downtime is expected to continue until around midday in the UK.

To find out what's new for the game, take a look at our coverage of the Fortnite V6.02 patch notes. We've also got the first edition of our Disco Domination guide up on the site as well.

PATCH UPDATE - 9:10am 3rd October 2018

The Fortnite servers are currently down for the deploymenty of Patch 6.01. This includes the new Chiller item (see our Chiller guide for more detail), which allows you to make a zippy getaway from the action after dropping it:

Expect downtime to last for a good 1-2 hours or so.

UPDATE - 08:57 18th September 2018

Patch V5.41 is on the way and players will be able to try out the new Port-a-Fortress grenade as well as the new Spiky Stadium in Playground!

We expect maintenance to last a good 2-3 hours.

UPDATE - 08:48 6th September 2018

Patch V5.40 is landing shortly and with it the new High Stakes LTM!

It's likely the servers will be back up in a good 2-3 hours or so.

UPDATE - 08:53 24th July 2018

The servers are down for scheduled maintenance. Expect Patch 5.10 to be deployed, bringing with it a new Compact SMG and some bug fixes. For an overview of the new content, check out our Fortnite 5.1.0 Patch Notes page.

Don't forget the 1st Birthday Celebration Challenges too!

Expect the servers to be back online in the next couple of hours or so.

UPDATE - 09:13 19th July 2018

Epic's brought Fortnite's servers offline for weekly maintenance. Expect them to be back online with all the weekly challenges and potentially a new gifting system too!

For help with all the challenges, make sure you head on over to our Week 2 Challenges guide (Season 5) page.

SEASON 5 UPDATE - 08:39 12th July 2018

At the time of writing Fortnite's still live somewhat unsurprisingly as Epic's delayed downtime for the big Season 5 update. It was originally scheduled to begin at 08:00 GMT, but it looks like that's gone down the pan.

We reckon Season 5's update will kick off at around 09:00 GMT and don't expect it to be a quick 10 minutes either. We'll probably have to wait a good 2 to 3 hours until we can hop in - stay tuned for an upate soon!

UPDATE - 08:48 27th June 2018

Fortnite's currently disabled matchmaking as Epic introduces a brand new V 4.5 Patch which'll include the much anticipated Playground LTM mode as well as a number of other changes or additions which have been kept secret.

Epic never really says when the servers will be back online, but we'd give it a good couple of hours (maybe more) until you'll be able to dive from the Battle Bus again!

UPDATE - 09:35AM 19th June 2018

The Fortnite servers are currently down for maintenance as Epic introduces a brand new Final Fight LTM, Stink Bomb Grenade and a few other tweaks to the game. Take a look at the full patch notes for a complete breakdown of all the new content arriving soon.

UPDATE - 09:32AM 11th June 2018

The Fortnite servers are currently down for maintenance while Epic applies Patch V4.4 to the game. This introduces a new Thermal Scope Assault Rifle to Battle Royale and you'll soon be able to apply certain traps to ramps. Check the full patch notes for details of everything that's coming to the game.

UPDATE - 10:12AM 31st May 2018

The Fortnite Servers are down for scheduled maintenance and we doubt it'll be much longer until they're back online. If you want to keep up to date, head on over to Epic's server status page.

UPDATE - 09:38AM 30th MAY 2018

The Fortnite Servers have been taken offline this morning by Epic as it prepares to deploy V4.3 of the game. The news was announced on the company's official Twitter feed a little earlier on this morning.

As with previous extended maintenance periods, you should expect the game to be down for several hours, and will most likely come back to life around noon in the UK. As soon as we have any official word from Epic on when Fortnite is coming back online, we'll update this article.

In the meantime, you might want to brush up on our Week 5 Challenges guide which contains an overview of all the new Season 4 tasks. Our Shopping Cart guide also has all the latest information on the new vehicle coming with the patch too!

UPDATE - 09:00AM:

Epic Games has just released the V.4.3 patch notes for Fortnite, which confirms that today's update will include a brand new vehicle, a brand new Mushroom consumable item, bug fixes and many more quality of life changes. Check that link for the full lowdown while we wait for the servers to come back online.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Fortnite servers will be going offline at 4:00am Eastern time (8:00am GMT) as Epic prepares for the deployment of V.4.3 of the game. From 8:30am you will no longer be able to log into the game servers, and will only be able to jump back in once maintenance has been completed.

Additionally, matchmaking will be disabled fifteen minutes before the commencement of downtime. If you plan on having a game, get in there now and make it a zippy one!

How long will the Fortnite servers be down for though, and when will they come back up? Well, typically we expect the team to take between two and three hours to get the game ready for re-deployment, so you should expect to be back in and blowing stuff up by around 06:00 to 07:00 ET.

Those times are variable though, and some patches take longer to apply than others. Expect this article to be updated as we learn more direct from Epic Games.

When the game does go back online, you can look forward to testing out a brand new Shopping Cart vehicle and take a bite out of some new Mushroom consumables!

We'll update this article throughout the morning, and will also add in the patch notes for V 4.3 as soon as they're released by Epic.

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