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Fortnite Downtime (January 18): How Long Will Servers Be Down?

The Fortnite v23.20 update has finally been released! This is the second major update of Chapter 4 – Season 1 and servers are currently down while Epic Games is getting everything ready for it.

The update will bring a lot of new content to the game, including new skins, free rewards, map changes, and more. Additionally, the game developer will release numerous bug fixes with it.

This article will explain everything you need to know about server downtime and when it could end. The downtime began around 3:30 AM Eastern Time and matchmaking has been disabled.

Fortnite downtime could last for a few hours

Fortnite players are already used to downtimes. Epic Games uses them to take servers down and get everything ready for a new update. Some updates have lasted more than 10 hours, such as the v22.10 update, which was released in September 2022.

However, most downtimes last for an hour or two. If everything goes well, Epic Games usually brings servers back around 6 AM Eastern Time and players regain access to the popular video game.

Fortnite v23.10 update will bring the Falcon Scout (Image Credit: Epic Games)

One of the biggest things in the new update will be the addition of the Falcon Scout item. The item has been confirmed, although Epic will add a lot of other new things to the popular video game.

The Falcon Scout was first seen in the trailer for the season and many players can’t wait for it to finally come out. Additionally, Epic may add a few more items, including the Firefly Launcher.

Fortnite augments
More augments may also come with the new update (Image Credit: Epic Games)

A lot of new Fortnite augments have also been leaked. Epic Games has prepared 11 new perks for players and there is a good chance that a few of them will be released with the January 18 update.

Once the servers get back up, which shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours, we will get all the information regarding the new update.

It’s important to note that this update will not bring Creative 2.0. Instead, Epic Games will release it with the v23.30 update, which is scheduled for January 31, the last update of the month.



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