Today, May 17th, Fortnite servers are going down on all platforms (PC, Mac, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, Android). The maintenance work will be used to load the new update 20.40 onto the servers. Preliminary patch notes for the update can be found here.
What’s happening in Fortnite today? This time a patch awaits you and the servers for maintenance work and the new patch 20.40 will be taken offline.
The patch brings new skins, wild weapons and possible changes on the map. So that you don’t miss anything, we at MeinMMO update this article for you regularly throughout the day.
In the meantime, you can listen to our podcast on the rise and fall of Fortnite:
Important times for the server downs today in Fortnite – When and how long is it offline?
This is the downtime in the morning: The servers are expected to be shut down at 10:00 AM CET to install update 20:30. Matchmaking is already deactivated 30 minutes beforehand, so you can no longer search for new rounds after 09:30.
When can you play again? During such maintenance work, the servers are usually offline for several hours and playing is then no longer possible. The downtime is expected to last between 30 minutes and 2 hours. The updates of the past few weeks have shown that.
Such maintenance work can always lead to technical problems, bugs and delays. If such complications should arise, we will report them here immediately.
When are the patch notes coming? Epic Games has been releasing little to no patch notes for a long time. However, members of the community usually search and find the changes quickly. However, if there are still important changes, we will also add this article to you.
What new content does update 20.40 bring?
What’s new for Battle Royale mode? There are no concrete statements from Epic Games about the content of Patch 20.30. But leaks and dataminers have often proven to be reliable sources in the past. You can expect these changes:
Shiina, a well-known Fortnite leaker, has already predicted a few things you can expect after the new update, including a Star Wars collab, live event dates, and lots of new skins.
What do you think of the constant updates that are feeding Fortnite with new content? Do you think it’s cool that Epic is making an effort or are you getting bored with the constant updates? Let us know in the comments!