Fortnite Servers Down With New Update Coming [Update: Back Online With New Patch]
Downtime is coming.
Update 2: Fortnite's 3.4 update is now live on all platforms. Along with the expected new weapon, it introduces a limited-time mode and makes a variety of other changes and additions.
Update: Fortnite's servers are currently down on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile while developer Epic rolls out the game's new v3.4 update. There's currently no indication of when servers will be back online, but we'll update when they are. Original story follows.
Play Fortnite now while you still can. There will be "extended downtime" tomorrow, March 29, as part of the rollout of the battle royale game's newest update.
Developer Epic announced on Twitter that there will be "extended downtime" tomorrow as Epic launches the v3.4 update. The patch will go live at around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET, Epic said. There is no word about how long exactly the downtime will run for, but Epic calling it "extended" suggests it may be longer than usual.
We are targeting a 4am ET (8 GMT) release on March 29 for the v3.4 update ??— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 28, 2018
NOTE: There will be extended downtime for this update.
Epic hasn't said exactly what's going to be in the v.3.4 update, but we do know that the next free Twitch Prime items are launching on March 29 so they are likely included in the update. Additionally, this could be the update that adds the cool-looking guided missile weapon.
In other news, Fortnite's newest Starter pack is available now. Available for $5, the add-on gets you the Rogue Agent outfit and the Catalyst Back Bling, along with an allotment of 600 V-Bucks to spend on whatever you want. You can now purchase the Starter pack on all platforms, including mobile (which remains an invite-only test on iOS).
Additionally, YouTube has announced some statistics related to Fortnite--and they are seriously impressive.
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