When Will Fortnite Be Back Up: The downtime for Fortnite update 17.50 has been scheduled for 9 a.m. BST on Tuesday, August 31, according to a confirmation from Epic Games earlier tonight.
It should be noted, however, that Fortnite servers will begin to shut down at 8:30 a.m. BST, which means you will begin to get ejected from live games thirty minutes before maintenance begins.
More information on how long the Fortnite version 17.50 servers may be unavailable may be found in the section below.
ORIGINAL: Epic Games has announced that servers will be shut down today in order to complete maintenance on the new Fortnite update, which is set to go live later this morning.
There has been some speculation about what might be included in the next major Season 7 patch, which is referred to as update 17.50.
According to Epic Games, the next content update will arrive from outer space, which could allude to the return of a familiar person in the game’s world.
Kevin the Cube is expected to make a reappearance at the conclusion of Fortnite season 7, and his return will be tied to the Fortnite chapter 3 storyline, according to reports.
The Cube, as long-time Fortnite fans will recall, was a crucial component of Fortnite chapter 1, and it continued to play a prominent role in seasons 5 and 6.
Kevin stayed around for a long time and became an important element of the game’s story, but he was eventually taken from the game in an explosive manner.
Epic Games announced the v17.50 Fortnite update on the official Fortnite status Twitter account, as they have done in the past. The servers will be taken offline for maintenance at 4 a.m. Eastern Time (9 AM BST). The servers will most likely be unavailable for at least an hour as a result of scheduled maintenance. However, we’ve seen more downtime than usual this season due to software updates. We’ll make an update as soon as the servers are operational again.
Matchmaking will be deactivated thirty minutes before maintenance, however, if you are already in a game at the time, you will be allowed to continue the game without interruption. The following is the tweet from the Fortnite status account announcing the downtime:
The Fortnite outage is set to begin shortly after the release of the 17.50 update, which is expected to arrive soon. Due to the fact that this is the final update of the current season, it is expected to take some time to complete.
Considering that the season is coming to a close in just twelve days, gamers can expect a slew of surprises to be released following the update, which will include information on the “end-of-season” event as well as other goodies.
Unfortunately, aside from the official Fortnite downtime provided by the devs, it’s extremely difficult to predict when the entire process will be completed in its final form. With the Fortnite 17.50 update being the final significant update of the current season, expect the process to be lengthy.
According to the official release, Fortnite downtime will begin at 4:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 1. (08:00 UTC). As is customary, the matchmaking servers will be turned down 30 minutes prior to the start of the game.