[May 26: Scheduled maintenance] Fortnite down & not working on Xbox, PC & PS4? Here’s Fortnite server status & other info
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Fortnite is one of the most popular battle royale games on the planet. Fortnite was released on July 21, 2017, and since then the game is ruling the Twitch charts. Fortnite Season 10 is currently underway, and it has added many new elements to the game.
Today, Epic Games has shared a teaser that hints towards the crossover between Borderlands 3 and Fortnite. The artwork shared in the official tweet reveals a mosaic-style Borderland character. The possibility of crossover cannot be denied as Epic Games has collaborated with many big franchises in the past, including Marvel, Stranger Things, and many more.
Epic Games will also release update v10.20 for the game today. It is expected to bring a lot of changes to the game. In Fortnite Season 10, we have already seen the addition of Brute vehicle and Junk Rift item.
Speaking of Junk Rift item, it has been disabled from the game. Epic Games removed the Junk Rift item from the game yesterday, but did not disclose the exact reason for its removal. You can find more details on this matter by heading here.
Today update will add a new item ‘Shield Bubble’ to the game. The description of the item reads, “This is one bubble ‘that’s not easy to burst. Shield yourself from projectiles with this protective dome.” This means it can protect players from incoming grenades and other projectile-based attacks.
It will be interesting to see for how much duration the Dome Shield will protect the players from the incoming projectiles. The use of Shield Bubble at the end of the match can also change the course of the battle, as it can protect a player from rocket launcher attacks.
A new Rift Beacon has also been activated at the Paradise Palms location. The activation of Rift Beacon means the change is coming to Paradise Palms. As we have seen earlier, the activated Rift Beacon changed Neo Tilted to Tilted Town and the soccer field to a massive crater.
Fortnite official Twitter account has revealed the schedule for the upcoming update v10.20. The game update v10.20 will also have downtime which will begin at 4 am ET. During the downtime, the matchmaking for the game will be disabled. Have a look at the official tweet below confirming the downtime & update.
Update 1 (August 27)
Scheduled maintenance has begun. Following is the downtime info shared by team Fortnite at Aug 27, 07:45 UTC:
Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary
Meanwhile, to know what’s new in this 10.20 update, head here.
Update 2 (August 27)
The maintenance is now complete.
The scheduled maintenance has been completed
Update 3 (Sept 11)
Going by reports proliferating on micro-blogging site Twitter, Fortnite servers are down. It’s because of the server maintenance ahead of v10.30 update.
Break out of your shell!
The v10.30 update arrives tomorrow. Downtime will begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC).
Downtime for the v10.30 Update begins now.
Update 4 (Sept 11)
Servers are live again and Fortnite update v.10.30 is live. You can read complete details by heading here.
Update 5 (Sept 11)
Fortnite update v10.31 downtime has started.
It’s time to mobilize.
The v10.31 update releases today. Downtime is expected to begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC).
Update 6 (Sept 11)
Servers are back up and v10.31 is now live. To know more about the changes this new patch brings, head here.
Update 7 (Sept 25)
A new update v10.40 for Fortnite will go live today.The downtime of the game will begin at 4 am ET. During the downtime, matchmaking in the game will be disabled.
Update 8 (Sept 25)
Fortnite update v10.40 is live, and you can check the complete patch notes by heading here.
Update 9 (October 01)
@FortniteGame (on Twitter) says they’re looking into the login issues that PS4 players are encountering. Apart from Fortnite, @UbisoftSupport has also acknowledged the connectivity problem faced y PS4 users.
Here’s what @FortniteGame says:
We’re aware some PS4 players may be experiencing issues when attempting to log in.
We’ll provide a status update once we have more information.
And here’s what Ubisoft has to say:
We’re aware of an issue currently affecting connectivity on PS4 and are working towards resolving this. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience. Please be sure to check this thread for future updates.
Update 10 (October 02)
As informed by @FortniteGame, the down time for the update v10.40.1 has now started. Also the patch is expected to be of a larger size than the usual.
Downtime for the v10.40.1 Update has begun.
As a reminder, the Patch Notes will be available after downtime has ended.
Please note that the patch size will be larger than usual on Nintendo Switch.
Update 11 (October 02)
Downtime is over and update v10.40.1 is now live.
Update 12 (October 02)
The issues related to the combine after installing the latest patch have now been sorted.
With the release of v10.40.1, the issue involving some players having difficulty queuing into The Combine has been resolved, and the mode has been re-enabled on iOS and Android.
Update 13 (October 22)
Downtime for patch v11.01 has begun now. The patch includes new content for Save the World and addresses some known game issues.
Update 14 (October 29)
Live server maintenance has been scheduled for today, after which update v11.10 will go live.
Facing your fears is way more fun than fleeing them.
The v11.10 update arrives tomorrow! Downtime will begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC).
Update 15 (October 22)
Downtime is now over as update v11.10 is now live. Additionally, players on iOS won’t be able to login until the patch goes live on the App Store. For more details about the update, head here.
Downtime for v11.10 is over — Fortnitemares begins today at 9 AM ET (1300 UTC)!
Players on iOS devices will be unable to login until the client update for patch v11.10 becomes available on the App Store
Update 16 (Nov 13)
Downtime has begun for pushing update v11.11.
Update 17 (Dec 04)
Maintenance has been scheduled for tomorrow, i.e. Dec 05 to push a bugfix update (v11.21).
We have maintenance patch v11.21 scheduled for tomorrow. Included in this maintenance is the addressal of some known game issues, which you can find on our Trello board.
Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).
Update 18 (Dec 11)
A maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow.
v11.30 is on its way for tomorrow. Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).
Stay tuned for updates when downtime ends.
Update 19 (Dec 12)
The downtime has begun.
Downtime for v11.30 has begun. Stay tuned for updates.
Update 20 (Dec 12)
The downtime has now ended. Here’s what the team said:
For what’s new in each game mode, check out the posts on our News page.
For all the known game issues addressed by v11.30, head over to our Trello board.
Update 21 (Dec 18)
Considering the scheduled maintenance for today, downtime has begun for the deployment of v11.31.
Downtime for v11.31 has begun. Stay tuned for updates.
Update 22 (Dec 18)
Maintenance is over and the update v11.31 is live now.
Downtime for v11.31 has ended!
Update 23 (Jan 15)
Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of update version 11.4.
v11.40 ➡ tomorrow. Downtime for the patch begins at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).
Stay tuned for updates when downtime ends.
Update 24 (Jan 15)
Downtime has begun.
Update 25 (Jan 15)
Downtime is over and the update v11.40 is now live.
Update 26 (Feb 05)
Downtime for the deployment of update v11.50 has begun.
Update 27 (Feb 20)
Downtime for Chapter 2 Season 2 has begun.
Battle Pass Trailer
Here’s the Chapter 2 – Season 2 Battle Pass trailer #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/spHwW0HkPL
— Fortnite News | LootLake.net (@LootLakeBR) February 20, 2020
New Locations pic.twitter.com/2q3GiVXDpl
— FireMonkey • Fortnite Intel 🎄 (@iFireMonkey) February 20, 2020
Update 28 (March 02)
Maintenance has been scheduled for tomorrow.
v12.10 is scheduled for tomorrow.
Downtime to begin approximately at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).
Update 29 (March 03)
Downtime has begun.
Downtime for v12.10 has begun. We’ll provide an update when downtime ends.
Update 30 (March 03)
Downtime is over now.
Update 31 (March 17)
Downtime for the deployment of update v12.20 has begun.
Update 32 (March 24)
Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of the update v12.21.
v12.21 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24. Downtime begins at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC).
Update 33 (March 31)
Downtime has begun for the deployment of the update v12.30.
Update 34 (March 31)
Downtime is over now. Here’s what you should know:
Players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will need to redownload Save the World after the 12.30 update if they own it.
You can still play Battle Royale directly by cancelling the update after downloading the regular 12.30 update.
Update 35 (April 08)
Incoming is a maintenance alert.
We have a maintenance patch requiring downtime scheduled to release on April 8. Downtime will begin at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC). We’ll provide updates both when downtime begins and ends.
Update 36 (April 08)
Downtime has begun.
Downtime for the deployment of update v12.40 has begun. Head here for the complete patch notes.
Downtime for the deployment of the update v12.41 has begun. Head here for the detailed patch notes.
Incoming is a maintenance alert for the deployment of the update v12.50. Head here for the complete patch notes.
A maintenance has been scheduled for today for the deployment of the update v12.60.
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