How long will the Fortnite servers be down for and when will they come back up? We've got all the latest information on the latest period of maintenance downtime.
PATCH UPDATE - 08:42 7th August 2018
Patch V5.20 arrives today, and it's a big one. The Double Barrel Shotgun will become available for players to blast each other with, as well as the usual barrage of bug fixes, game modes and balance tweaks - oh and we can't forget the cosmetics too!
Here's the official patch announcement:
Patch v5.20 approaches! Experience the update yourself tomorrow, August 7. Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0800 GMT).; Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 6, 2018
Expect downtime to last for a good 1-2 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!
Play in the v4.5 update tomorrow, June 27. Be the first to get your boots on the Ground! Downtime begins at 4am Eastern Time (0800 GMT).; Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 26, 2018
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.
Downtime for the v4.3 update has started. Roll over to the Patch Notes to see what’s coming! https://t.co/S4sEanStiB; Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 30, 2018
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.
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!
v4.3 releases tomorrow, May 30th, with downtime beginning at 4am ET (08:00 GMT).; Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 29, 2018
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.