Here's When Fortnite Season 2 Downtime Begins [Update Out Now]

Be prepared for some big updates.


Epic is preparing to launch Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 (C2S2) on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. As always this will mean a period of downtime as the company prepares the big update, and according to the studio its proceeding patches will be bigger than usual. Server downtime will begin on February 20 at 4 AM ET / 1 AM PT. [Update: The update is now live, and while Epic hasn't provided them itself, players are working to assemble their own version of the Season 2 patch notes.]

Epic announced the downtime via the Fortnite Status Twitter account. In a follow-up, the account also noted that patch sizes will be larger than normal with the start of the new season.

Very little is known about the new season, other than some teasers that have accompanied an ARG with globe-trotting clues. Those all seem to indicate spycraft is the theme for this next season, although some teasers we've seen have referenced cats, bombs attached to rats, and other odd shenanigans. Just what it all means will be made clear tomorrow, when the new season launches at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT.

That also means you have just a few hours left to complete any remaining challenges, like the current fishing challenge or the seek-and-destroy challenge. Those will be necessary to top out your Battle Pass and earn all the cosmetic rewards this season has to offer, and maybe to help earn you enough V-Bucks to purchase your way into the next season as well.

The game recently added a new Rickroll dance, and around the same time, added the ability to mute licensed emote audio. Coincidence, surely.

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