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Sea of Thieves server downtime schedule, update patch notes on Xbox Series X and Xbox One

Sea of Thieves will be taken offline for server maintenance this week.

The Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S multiplayer game will receive a new update on the morning of July 13.

Unfortunately, however, the game will be taken offline in preparation for the new update.

According to the official Sea of Thieves Twitter account, the game will go down for server maintenance at 10am BST UK time.

There’s no word on how long the game will be offline, although it shouldn’t last much longer than 2-hours.

“Attention pirates! We’ll be rolling out a necessary hotfix for Sea of Thieves tomorrow, July 13th, from around 10am BST,” reads a Microsoft tweet.

“Following this there will be an update to download before you can next set sail, so please plan your Voyages accordingly.”

With the full list of patch notes to follow, Rare has provided fans with a list of known issues.

Express Online will update this article with the full list of patch notes on July 13. The known issues can be found below.

Sea of Thieves Xbox Series X/Xbox One known issues…

Tunnels of the Damned – Rejoining a Session

While travelling through the Tunnels of the Damned, rejoining the game after a lost connection may result in visual issues and failed migration to the new area, returning players to their starting location.

New Tall Tale Commendations – Tale Visibility

Players are able to browse Commendations for ‘The Sunken Pearl’ and ‘Dark Brethren’ Tall Tales before they have completed the preceding Tale.

To prevent the experience from being spoiled, avoid reading ahead!

Plunder Pass Reward Unlocking Issue

Players who have purchased the Season Three Plunder Pass may find that rewards are not immediately unlocked when the appropriate level of Seasonal progression is reached.

Logging out and back in should resolve this and cause the unlocked item to appear in the relevant chest.

Ranged and Melee Weapon Hit Detection

In areas of intense action, players may find themselves firing shots or landing strikes that do not cause damage to their targets.

While improvements continue to be delivered during our content updates, this remains a key priority for the team.

Sea of Thieves server downtime schedule and update 2.2.0.2 patch notes for Xbox

Sea of Thieves update 2.2.0.2 is out now on Xbox One, PC and Xbox Series X/S.

Releasing just a couple of weeks after the Pirates of the Caribbean update, the new download makes some urgent fixes.

Unfortunately, however, the new update also launches alongside a period of server downtime, which begins at 10am BST.

“The Sea of Thieves servers are now offline for essential maintenance,” reads a Rare tweet.

“We’ll let you know as soon as you can download today’s hotfix and return to the seas, but feel free to take a look at the accompanying release notes in the meantime.”

The server downtime is expected to last for at least an hour, so expect the game to be back online before midday.

In the meantime, fans can check out the update 2.2.0.2 patch notes, which include a host of fixes for the Pirate’s Life content.

This includes a fix for a particularly problematic issue in which players fall through ships and into the sea.

The remaining Sea of Thieves update 2.2.0.2 patch notes for Xbox and PC can be seen below.

Sea of Thieves update 2.2.0.2 patch notes…

General

• Equipping the Merchant Alliance Cannons will now attach the correct ship cannon appearance.

Sirens

• Sirens are now able to consistently attack with melee strikes when a player is moving backwards.

Pirate Emporium

• Equipping the Eternal Freedom Cannons on the Brigantine will now allow players to fire themselves out at the correct angle on all ship cannons.

Performance and Stability

• Crews should no longer experience scenarios where they are unable to board their ship and fall through into the sea instead.

• Improved client stability when travelling through the Tunnels of the Damned.

• Improved server stability, reducing scenarios where crews are removed from a game session.

Tall Tales

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – Players can no longer reach areas that allow them to get out of the world and into unintended areas of the map.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – When joining a crew in progress, the Wraith Statue at the start of the island experience will now guide players to the correct location.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – When a crewmate is holding the Cursed Captain, other members of the crew will now see the skull animate when talking.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – Retrieving the Brig Key while holding an object should no longer cause the key to become lost.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – After retrieving the Brig Key, players should be able to walk freely around the brig.

• ‘A Pirate’s Life’ – Rejoining a game session at the Ferry of the Damned will now allow access to the lower deck.

‘• The Sunken Pearl’ – Pulleys located in the environments will now display a prompt when they are unable to be used.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – When an Ocean Crawler emerges from the ground, it will now display appropriate visual effects.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – Crews reaching the salvaging room should no longer find the correct statue sequence fails to raise the water level, leaving them unable to proceed.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – On entering the Trophy Room, interacting with the pulleys prior to defeating the Ocean Crawlers will no longer prevent players from escaping the room.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – When the Silver Blade battle resets after a failed attempt to complete it, restarting the encounter will now allow players to correctly board the ship.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – Crews can now successfully retrieve the Chest of Everlasting Sorrows if it’s discovered after the Silver Blade Battle.

• ‘The Sunken Pearl’ – If the Chest of Everlasting Sorrows is discovered after the Silver Blade Battle, the side door should now open when the antechamber is reached.

• ‘Captains of the Damned’ – The hand-in location for the Villagers’ Valuables has been made clearer for players.

• ‘Dark Brethren’ – Pulleys located in the environments will now display a prompt when they are unable to be used.

• ‘Lords of the Sea’ – Ghostly Resource Crates retrieved during the encounter can no longer be cashed in for gold, reputation or Seasonal Renown.

• ‘Lords of the Sea’ – Once the Black Pearl is able to be boarded, migrating to a new server will now bring the Black Pearl to the new location, enabling crews to complete the Tale.

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Fortnite update 17.10 patch notes, server downtime, Mothership, Cosmic Summer event, MORE

Fortnite fans are counting down to the release of the first major update of Season 7.

Fortnite update 17.10 has been given a June 22 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Android and Nintendo Switch.

As a major update, version 17.10 will launch alongside a period of server downtime, which starts at 8.30pm BST UK time. The update will be available to download once the servers go fully offline at 9am BST.

There’s no word on how long the server downtime will last, but the servers typically come back online at around 11am.

In terms of patch notes, Epic Games will use the update to lay the foundation for the Cosmic Summer event, which includes new items, new challenges and more.

Likewise, fans will seemingly be able to enter the Mothership as part of a new gameplay update. Arena Hype Points will also be reset, as the competitive pre-season comes to an end.

The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter: “A new surprise descends. A way inside the Mothership? Fortnite v17.10 is scheduled for release on June 22. In preparation for the update, services will be disabled starting at approx. 03:30 AM ET (07:30 UTC).

“As a reminder, marking the end of the competitive pre-season, Arena Hype Points will be reset with the release of v17.10.”

The remaining patch notes and bug fixes can be seen below.

Fortnite update 17.10 patch notes…

General issues:

• Item Shop update notice not clearing

– The Item Shop update notice does not clear after visiting the Item Shop.

Battle Royale issues:

• Taking damage through cars while in motion

– Players may sometimes be damaged through their car’s exterior while in motion.

• Ability to change loot pools in Battle Lab temporarily disabled

– The ability to change loot pools in Battle Lab has been temporarily disabled as we address an issue.

• Character Collection Book incompletable due to missing entries

– Players may be unable to complete the entirety of their Collection Book due to incomplete entries for Doctor Slone and Bunker Jonesy. These Characters are still interactable and their entries will be completed in a future update.

• Saucers may become inoperable if a beamed-up object falls on it.

– The Saucer vehicle may become undriveable and inoperable if a beamed-up object falls on top of it.

• Bunnywolf and Llion Sets temporarily disabled.

– Due to an issue with the Bunnywolf and Llion Outfits and their respective Back Blings, we’re temporarily disabling these items from being equipped in the Locker

• One-handed Pickaxes continue to perform extra swings

– We’re aware of an issue that is causing One-handed pickaxes continue to perform extra swings.

Creative top issues:

• Rounds not reporting correct placements

– We’re aware of an issue where games with multiple rounds will not properly show a player’s placement correctly round-by-round.

• Hud Controller Device join in progress

– We’re investigating an issue that is causing the Hud Controller device to appear as default when using join in progress.

• Images are cut off in the Discover tab

– We’re aware of an issue that is causing images in the Discovery tab to appear cut off.

• Player can encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of Island

– We’re investigating an issue that is causing players to encounter infinite loading screen when flying out of the Island.

Mobile top issues:

• No indicator on mobile/Nintendo Switch for the Saucer boost cooldown and charges

– We’re investigating an issue that is causing the boost cooldown and charges to not display on Saucers.

• Nintendo Switch players unable to gift cosmetics, Bundles, or Battle Pass on controller

– Players on Nintendo Switch are unable to gift content to their friends due to a controller issue.

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Fortnite downtime today: How long are Fortnite servers down for update 17.10?

Fortnite update 17.10 arrives today, and Epic Games has big plans for its first major Season 7 patch.

The Cosmic Summer Celebration will be kicking off on June 22, as soon as the latest update has been launched.

Epic Games has already confirmed that this will be an event offering new rewards and challenges to complete.

And there have also been hints that there will be more Alien involvement during the Summer Celebrations, which is expected to last two weeks.

A message from Epic Games reads: “The festivities include new quests, new rewards, and a whole lot of fun with your friends. Looking forward to sharing more about this 2-week party, starting June 22nd.

“Heya, Hot Saucers here to break down the ongoing invasion. Found a secret IO File on alien tech. Apparently, there’s a way inside the Mothership!

As mentioned above, Fortnite update 17.10 will be available to download later today after Epic Games completes a fresh round of server maintenance.

Fortnite servers are going offline this morning in the UK across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Nintendo Switch.

This means that gamers will be without core services for a set period, expected to be a little shorter than usual.

WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME FOR UPDATE 17.10 STARTING?

The Fortnite server downtime scheduled for today has been set for 8:30am EST on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

For gamers in the United States, this will mean maintenance starting at the much earlier time of 3:30am EDT, on the same day.

No one should be left waiting around for the servers to come back as all platforms will be coming back online at the same time.

Epic Games has not confirmed how long Fortnite downtime is but an estimate has been shared on the site.

From the predictions shared online, servers will be under four hours, which will mean Fortnite becoming playable again around Midday.

This is happening on June 26, following on from the recently held Thanos Cup, which is when gamers would have been able to unlock the outfit for free.

“Three years after his LTM debut in Fortnite, Thanos arrives in the Item Shop for the very first time.

“Beginning at 8pm ET on June 26, 2021, you can play as the Mad Titan himself, even equipping the Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame – completed with all six Infinity Stones.

“Grab your Duos partner and compete in up to 10 total matches in 3 hours to earn as many points as you can. The top-performing teams in each region will earn the Thanos Outfit and Back Bling inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.

“For anyone who earns 8 total points, you’ll receive the Thanos Watches! Spray. Note: It may take several days before prizing can be rewarded to all players.”

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Fortnite downtime: When is Fortnite Season 7 downtime, how long are servers down?

A new Fortnite update is launching tonight and gamers have been given some important news regarding maintenance and downtime.

The good news is that Epic Games has confirmed that servers will be taken offline for Fortnite Season 7 maintenance in the early hours of Tuesday morning, June 8.

Fortnite downtime means that the game will not be playable for as long as the team needs to deploy the next update.

This week’s Fortnite downtime could be longer due to the launch of Season 7, and is expected to last several hours.

The good news is that when servers do go back online, there will be a ton of new content to check out on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC and Mobile platforms.

There has been no mention of a new Fortnite event awaiting gamers when they download the Season 7 patch; however, we do know that there will be a brand new trailer to watch.

This will include all the latest story changes and what will be included in the new season’s Battle Pass.

And if anything big is being planned for the launch of Fortnite Season 7, you can expect to drop straight back into it after servers go back online.

WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME FOR SEASON 7 STARTING?

Epic Games has revealed that Fortnite downtime will start at 7am BST on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

This will happen across all platforms, meaning PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Mobile, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Epic Games has warned that servers will have to go offline, and during this period, gamers won’t be able to access Fortnite’s core features.

Fortnite Season 7 will also boast a large download size, meaning it might take longer than usual to patch your game.

The good news is that servers will be coming back online at the same time for everyone, so no one should be left waiting.

We don’t have a set schedule for when Fortnite downtime ends but Epic Games has provided details on what to expect.

A new post on the official Epic Games site confirms that Fortnite servers could be down for up to four hours for this week’s Season 7 launch.

That means the game will not be playable again until around 11am BST in the UK, or 6am EDT in North America.

This remains a prediction on Epic Games’ part, meaning that if everything goes well, the development team might not need so much time to get everything running again.

The game’s support team also posts when Fortnite is back online, meaning it will be worth tracking the official social media accounts for the latest information.

While the game is expected to be offline for several hours, Epic Games will start sharing news regarding Season 7 at the start of downtime.

That means fans will be able to watch the new trailer and check out the Battle Pass at 7am BST, rather than having to wait hours.

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Fortnite Season 7 update 17.00 patch notes, server downtime news, Rick and Morty, Superman

Fortnite developer Epic Games is gearing up to launch a new season of Battle Royale.

The new season kicks off with Fortnite update 17.00, which will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android.

Season 17 has a June 8 release date, and will coincide with a period of server downtime, which starts at 7am BST for fans living in the UK.

While there’s no official downtime schedule, maintenance is expected to end at around 9am. Provided you’ve downloaded update 17.00, Season 17 will have a 9am start time.

“The Primal Season — and Makeshift weapons — will soon be extinct. Craft ‘em while you got ‘em,” reads an Epic tweet. “Downtime for Chapter 2 Season 7 begins at 2 AM ET (06:00 UTC).

“With the launch of the new Season, please note that patch sizes will be larger than normal on all platforms.”

As you can see from the update 17.00 patch notes below, the new season launches with a brand new Battle Pass, complete with a host of exclusive skins, items, emotes and more.

New skins are rumoured to include Rick and Morty, Loki, and DC icon Superman. Then there’s the new Pulsar 9000 energy rifle, which shoots lasers.

Elsewhere, next-gen visuals are coming to the PC version of Fortnite, while users will now be able to cancel a shakedown midway through.

Fortnite update 17.00 patch notes…

NEW FEATURES

• Season 17 Battle Pass

 – 100 levels of rewards, including new skins, items, emotes and V-Bucks.

• New Map changes

• Pulsar 9000

 – Final designs of proximity deterrent device now rendering. Lab results show positive effect on target movement and trajectory.

• Next-gen visuals on PC

 – While running Epic graphics settings on a machine that meets system requirements, you’ll be able to enjoy enhanced effects, improved postprocessing features and shadow quality.

• Cancel your Shakedown of an opponent.

 – Hitting Reload or the same button/key you used to pick the opponent up will immediately drop them mid-shake, cancelling any accidental interrogations.

GENERAL

• Unable to equip cape Back Blings on Rebirth Raven’s Rachel Roth Style.

– Players are unable to equip cape Back Blings on the Rachel Roth Style of the Rebirth Raven Outfit.

• Shanty for a Squad Emote out of sync when joining already-singing players.

– The Shanty for a Squad Emote may sound out of sync when players join in on the Emote with already-singing players.

CREATIVE

• Asset memory size not showing in pre-place mode on XL Islands.

– On XL Islands, the memory size of assets does not display in pre-place mode.

IN DEVELOPMENT

• Difficulty scrolling through player list in Voice Chat tab on controller.

– Players on controller may have difficulty scrolling through the player list in the Voice Chat tab if the player list is long.

• Unable to perform Last Forever Emote.

– Players may be unable to perform the Last Forever Emote after selecting it.

• Item Shop update notice not clearing.

– The Item Shop update notice does not clear after visiting the Item Shop.

• Xbox Players Unable to Re-subscribe to Fortnite Crew

– Xbox players may be unable to re-subscribe to the Fortnite Crew due to any outstanding balances on the account. The UI may catch players in a loop and will need to be resolved via Xbox’s account management website.

• Unable to fish while inside certain vehicles.

– We’re aware of an issue preventing players from using a Fishing Rod while in the passenger seat of a Motorboat or in the pick-up bed of an OG Bear truck.

• Several Pickaxes disabled in competitive.

– Due to an issue, we’ve disabled several Pickaxes from competitive playlists. Joining a competitive playlist with one of these equipped will instead equip the Default Pickaxe.

• Unable to craft Mechanical Bows or Primal Fire Bow in core modes after playing in competitive mode.

– Players will be unable to craft Mechanical Bows or the Primal Fire Bow when playing in core modes after playing in a competitive mode.

• Taking damage through cars while in motion.

– Players may sometimes be damaged through their car’s exterior while in motion.

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Fortnite downtime today: How long are Fortnite servers down for update 16.50?

UPDATE: Fortnite server downtime has now begun and Epic Games has confirmed that new content will be coming to the game, details of which can be found below.

Epic Games has also reported that maintenance could last up to three hours, but based on previous patch releases, Fortnite servers are expected to be back before Midday BST.

A message from Epic Games reads: “Downtime for v16.50 has begun. We’ll let you all know when downtime has ended and services are back up.”

ORIGINAL: Fortnite update 16.50 will be available to download later today after Epic Games completes a fresh round of server maintenance.

Fortnite servers are scheduled to go offline this morning across all major platforms, meaning PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Nintendo Switch.

This is all happening simultaneously instead of a rolling blackout, meaning gamers will be without core services for a set period.

This will be followed by a new update being released for everyone to download, bringing with it new content.

The good news is that Epic Games has not warned against any extended downtime, meaning this shouldn’t be larger than normal patch.

The dev team has revealed some of the stuff that will be of the new update, including a guide as part of the early patch notes.

The list of new Fortnite being teased by Epic Games includes the following:

  • A fan favourite comes back out of the vault.
  • Survey and oversee larger spaces in Creative.
  • Spend your Bars BIG in the next Wild Week starting June 3.

We don’t know what item will be unvaulted but recent rumours suggest that it will be the Dual Pistols.

This is based on leaked challenges that reference using Dual Pistols to deal damage.

Update 16.50 is also expected to lay the foundations for Season 7, and perhaps usher in the end of season event.

The next Wild Week, meanwhile, will reward players for spending gold and is likely to make it easier to acquire currency.

WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME FOR UPDATE 16.40 STARTING?

Fortnite server downtime has been set for 9am GMT, on Tuesday, May 25 across all platforms.

For gamers in the United States, this will mean maintenance starting at the much earlier time of 4am EDT, on the same day.

Servers will be coming back online at the same time for everyone, so no one should be left waiting.

Epic Games has not confirmed how long Fortnite downtime is but an estimate has been shared on the site.

The official Epic Games site suggests that the longest servers could be down is three hours, which will mean Fortnite becoming playable again at Midday.

A message from the Fortnite support team adds: “Keep running wild in a new game update.

“Update v16.50 is scheduled to release on May 25. Downtime will begin at approx. 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC).”

Later this week and early next month, Epic Games will be releasing its latest DC Comic, with Deathstroke coming to the island.

Gamers will be able to unlock the new skin early, with the Fortnite team confirming this week:

“Compete in the Deathstroke Zero Cup on May 27, 2021 for the opportunity to unlock the Deathstroke Zero Outfit and Deathstroke’s Katanas before they hit the Item Shop!

“This is a Solo competition, where players will need to brave it alone — playing up to 10 matches in their region’s three-hour time window. Specific times for each region can currently be found in the Compete tab in-game.”

Deathstroke is scheduled to be released in the Item Shop on June 1 across all platforms.

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Fortnite UPDATE 16.40 patch notes, server downtime, Hunger Games, Female Oro, Six Shooter

Fortnite update 16.40 is about to be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android.

The next major Fortnite update has a May 11 release date on consoles and PC.

As a big numbered update, v16.40 will launch alongside a period of server downtime, which kicks off at 9am BST in the UK.

While there’s no official server downtime schedule, fans can expect the game to come back online by 11am BST at the latest.

The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter, complete with teasers and streamlined patch notes for update 16.40.

“Your offering will be applAUded,” reads a Fortnite tweet. “The v16.40 game update is scheduled for release on May 11. Downtime will begin at approx. 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC).”

Based on the wording of Epic’s tweet, some fans believe Fortnite is preparing for a Hunger Games crossover. Participants in the Hunger Games are referred to as Tributes, which ties in to Epic’s teaser.

Epic is also teasing the release of a female Oro skin, which you can get a glimpse of in the tweet below.

According to the update 16.40 patch notes, the Exotic Marksman Six Shooter will join the game, while the Dub shotgun will be vaulted.

You can see the full list of Fortnite update 16.40 patch notes below.

Fortnite update 16.40 patch notes…

New Additions…

• Line ‘em up and knock ‘em down with the Exotic Marksman Six Shooter

• New summer-themed additions in Creative

• Catch a win in the next Wild Week starting May 13

• As part of this update, we’ll be vaulting the Exotic shotgun The Dub

Update 16.40 General fixes…

• Visual issues on Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled Outfits on certain platforms.

– We are aware of visual issues with the Toon Meowscles and similarly-styled Outfits on the PC Performance Mode alpha, Nintendo Switch, and Android.

• Cannot create system-level parties between PS5 and PS4 when playing Fortnite.

– When playing Fortnite, players cannot create system-level parties that include players on both PS5 and PS4.

• Trail colour of the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match the selected Style.

– The trail colour when swinging the Harmonic Axes Pickaxe doesn’t always match the selected Pickaxe Style.

Update 16.40 Battle Royale fixes…

• Landing at a different location than intended.

– Players will rarely find themselves dropped at a different location than where they were gliding towards after jumping out of the Battle Bus.

• Long-pressing the Inventory Button selects first Craftable item.

– When long-pressing the Inventory button to pull up the Crafting tab, players may sometimes see their first Craftable item selected instead of their equipped item if they have multiple craftable Items in their Inventory.

• “Hunt Wildlife” Quest not tracking progress properly.

– The “Hunt Wildlife” Quest is currently not tracking progress properly.

Update 16.40 Creative fixes…

• HUD displaying incorrect memory cost before placing device or Gallery.

– Before placing a Device or Gallery, the pre-placement HUD displays the incorrect memory cost.

• Build not properly editing when building/editing fast in Creative.

– Rapidly editing / triple editing builds will sometimes not properly edit the selected piece in Creative Mode.

• Prop-O-Matic features not functioning correctly.

– We’re investigating an issue that is causing the Prop-O-Matic features to not function correctly.

• “Recent Islands” list does not update.

– We’re investigating an issue where the “Recent Islands” list does not update after entering an Island.

• Small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails.

– We’re investigating an issue that is causing small white boxes appears on Consumable thumbnails.

Update 16.40 Mobile fixes…

• Players cannot change their custom controller settings while playing Nintendo Switch in docked mode.

– In docked mode, players are shown a ‘Keep These Video Settings?’ message and are unable to change their custom controls.

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Fortnite downtime today How long are Fortnite servers down for update 16.40?

Fortnite update 16.40 is releasing today, which means Epic Games will be taking live game servers offline.

The maintenance that has been scheduled today will affect PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Servers will also be taken offline simultaneously, meaning that access to Fortnite’s core features will be lost for a short period.

Following this, a new Fortnite update will be available to download, complete with new content.

The game will remain unplayable during an extended period of Epic maintenance, which shouldn’t take as long as recent patches.

Epic has also revealed what will be included, with new content and improvements promised by the development team.

Early patch notes released today reveal that the Exotic Marksman Six Shooter will be dropping into Chests.

Not much is known about this new weapon but it will be available for everyone to test out later today.

The list of new Fortnite content includes the following:

  • Line ‘em up and knock ‘em down with the Exotic Marksman Six Shooter
  • New summer-themed additions in Creative
  • Catch a win in the next Wild Week starting May 13.

And commenting on what new improvements will be included, Epic Games posted on Twitter:

“As part of this update, we’ll be vaulting the Exotic shotgun The Dub. Pay homage or perish… tomorrow, you decide.”

The above message suggests that a female Oro skin is also being added to the game, although we don’t know how exactly this will be unlocked.

WHEN IS FORTNITE DOWNTIME FOR UPDATE 16.40 STARTING?

Fortnite server downtime is scheduled for 9am GMT, on Tuesday, May 11 across all platforms.

For gamers in the United States, this will mean maintenance starting at the much earlier time of 4am EDT, on the same day.

Servers will be coming back online at the same time for everyone, so no one should be left waiting.

Epic Games has not confirmed how long Fortnite downtime is but an estimate has been shared on the site.

The official Epic Games site suggests that the longest servers could be down is three hours, which will mean Fortnite becoming playable again at Midday.

A message from the Fortnite support team explains: “Your offering will be applAUded.

“The v16.40 game update is scheduled for release on May 11. Downtime will begin at approx. 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC).”

Later this week will also see a new Beast Boy skin released in Fortnite on May 13, which will be available from the Item Shop and the Teen Titans Cup.

A message from Epic Games explains: “Want to reunite Beast Boy and Raven early? You can compete in the Teen Titans Cup, a Duos tournament, on May 12 for the opportunity to unlock the Beast Boy Outfit and Couch Titan Back Bling before they hit the Item Shop.

“Additionally, players who score at least eight points will earn the new BBRae Loading Screen (created by iconic Raven Loves Beast Boy artist Gabriel Piccolo), and all who participate will earn the new Beast Boy & Raven Spray just for competing.

“These rewards are special items for this tournament. (Please note it may take up to a few days to receive the Spray after participating.)”

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