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Fortnite down: Is Fortnite going down today? How long will Fortnite servers be offline?
FORTNITE down news is today headlined by a major server status update. So, is Fortnite going down today? And how long will Fortnite servers be offline for?
Fortnite down – Is Fortnite going down today? How long will Fortnite servers be offline? (Image: EPIC GAMES)
Fortnite down news begins today with what could be a big Fortnite server status update.
Battle Royale fans may see Fortnite servers taken down for maintenance today by Epic Games.
While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, Fortnite server downtime is expected to take place on Sunday October 13.
That’s because, rumour has it, Epic Games are set to launch a brand new Battle Pass following the upcoming live event.
The latest Fortnite event is taking place at 7pm UK time today and is expected to last between five to 10 minutes.
For Fortnite fans in other regions, that’s 2pm eastern time and 11am pacific time.
It’s rumoured that Fortnite server downtime will begin immediately after the latest Fortnite event finishes.
So, that could mean Fortnite downtime beginning at 7.10pm BST, 2.10pm eastern and 11.10am pacific time.
This is different to how previous Fortnite events and season launches have lined up.
Previously, a Fortnite event has taken place on a Saturday at least a week before the new Fortnite season launched on a Thursday.
However, this time around Epic Games has changed this up with the new season and event expected to take place on the same day.
That’s because the upcoming Fortnite season 10 live event is believed to end in the destruction of the existing Battle Royale map.
Fortnite down – Fortnite servers could go offline following the upcoming event (Image: EPIC GAMES • GETTY)
It would be surprising for Epic Games to let Fortnite players battle it out on a destroyed map for a few days until a new season launches on a Thursday.
So, it’s anticipated after the Fortnite event server downtime will take place and then the new season bringing a new map will be released.
Fortnite downtime ahead of a new season launch typically takes up to three hours.
So, if Fortnite server downtime is scheduled for today then it could last until around 10pm UK time.
For those in other regions that would be 5pm eastern time and 2pm pacific time.
Ahead of the expected Fortnite downtime a brand new Twitter account has been launched which updates fans on Fortnite server maintenance.
Yesterday Epic Games launched the new @FortniteStatus which provides service updates for Fortnite Battle Royale.
In its opening tweet the Twitter account described itself as: “Your one stop shop for everything live status for #Fortnite.”
• Stay tuned to Express.co.uk for more Fortnite downtime news and server status updates
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