FORTNITE downtime has been scheduled for today. Update 16.20, with developers Epic Games warned that servers will be down longer.
The good news is that this new patch will be made available to download during today’s downtime. The Epic Games has announced that it will be taking down servers for a new Fortnite Season 6 update, with new content.
Fortnite Reason for being down
Today’s patch will be released across various gaming consoles such as PS4, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch and Mobile all at the same time.
Meaning that servers will need to be taken offline to make way for the latest changes. Fortnite will remain inaccessible during an extended period of Epic maintenance, but it should be worth it.
What to expect in the Fortnite 16.20 update
The team has confirmed that a new Bow will be released today, alongside 50-player matchmaking in Creative, and new vehicle cosmetics. The Unstable Bow was leaked earlier this year and could be the new Bow being teased by Epic Games.
This is expected to come with some kind of glitch feature, which has yet to be announced in Fortnite official website.
WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME FOR UPDATE 16.10 STARTING?
The server downtime has been scheduled by Epic Games for 7am GMT, on Tuesday, April 13. For gamers in the U.S., this will mean maintenance starting at the much earlier time of 12:01am, on the same day.
Servers will be coming back online at the same time for everyone, so that there will be no one left waiting. Epic Games has not yet confirmed how long Fortnite downtime will last but they have warned that it will be longer than normal.
In relation to an article by The Verge a message from Epic Games explains that “The road is what you make it. Update v16.20 is scheduled to release on April 13. Downtime will begin at approx. 2 AM ET (06:00 UTC).
“Trick out your ride with new wheels. Bow and arrow. Sharpen those bow skills and focus up for a special Duos Cup. A total of 50-player matchmaking in Creative. “Please do note that the downtime will be starting earlier than normal. The patch will be released for download a few hours into downtime.”
Fortnite Downtime: How long?
The official Epic Games site suggests that it can take five long hours, which is longer than usual.
This would mean that Fortnite servers will not be available until Midday on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Thus, this is just a prediction, meaning that things could be back much sooner if anything goes well.
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