Fortnite's New Update Delayed, Here's When It's Coming

You won't have to wait long, though.


Epic has announced a delay in the 6.21 update for Fortnite. Originally scheduled for launch today, October 31, at 2 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST, the update has been postponed to November 1. According to Epic, the delay is a result of a "last minute issue" discovered in Fortnite's new build.

The battle royale game was scheduled to go down on October 31 for maintenance while the update was installing, but that is no longer the case. Players should expect Fortnite to go down on November 1 instead. As with previous Fortnite updates, the patch notes for 6.21 won't be released until the day of release. This will presumably coincide with the launch of the latest weekly challenges.

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Fortnite is currently in the midst of its limited-time, Halloween-themed event called Fortnitemares. Introduced on October 23 in update 6.20, the event lasts until early November and introduces a new PvP mode that meshes both Fortnite's popular Battle Royale and original Save The World. "Explore all of the tasty treats, exciting appearances, and new looks," Epic Games said about the event. "During Fortnitemares, you'll face off against Cube Monsters in a whole new way of playing Battle Royale. There are new weapons to fight back against these creepy creatures, like the Six Shooter and Fiend Hunter Crossbow."

New Fortnitemares' challenges have rolled in every few days throughout the event. You can see one such batch below; if you're able to complete enough of them, you'll earn some spooky new rewards.

Fortnitemare Battle Royale Challenges

  • Destroy Cube Monsters (200) -- 500 XP
  • Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to Cube Monsters (5,000) -- 500 XP
  • Visit a Corrupted Area in different matches (7) -- 500 XP
  • Dance at different Gargoyles (5) -- 500 XP

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