Fortnite servers are down this morning and they look set to be offline for several hours. Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite downtime is scheduled for today, February 20, 2020, on all platforms. This is to make way for Chapter 2 Season 2, which will include map changes, new features and a fresh Battle Pass. The dev team has also warned that today’s update will be larger than usual and that means it could take longer to complete the patching process.
WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME TODAY?
Fortnite downtime for Chapter 2 Season 2 will start at 9am GMT, or 4a, ET, if you live in the United States.
Here’s the latest from Epic Games, who confirm: “Get ready to be activated. The countdown to Chapter 2 – Season 2 has begun: Downtime scheduled to start at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC).
“Note: With the launch of the new Season, patch sizes will be larger than normal.”
“With the new season coming tomorrow, we have made a few changes to Team Rumble:
All weapons blue or better, Bandages removed, Glider redeployment now a free ability (doesn’t take a slot), 150/150/150 mats granted at match start, Skill-based matchmaking turned off, and Increased elim goal to 125.”
Adding: “PC Players: In the 12.00 update, we’ve added the ability to mute Licensed Emote Audio. This option is available in the game’s Audio settings.
“We also intend to bring this Audio setting to other platforms in future updates. We will update everyone when that happens.”
WHEN IS FORTNITE COMING BACK ONLINE?
Fortnite maintenance has been scheduled to start at 9am GMT, and looks set to last at least an hour.
The Epic Games site lists downtime as being scheduled for several hours, but this is probably just an estimate.
According to the latest news, Fortnite will be coming back online by 12pm GMT, or 7am ET if you live in the United States.
As mentioned above, this is likely an estimate and there’s a good chance that Fortnite servers will be back online before this time.
Epic Games will start to share new information about Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 during maintenance today.