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Fortnite servers: Epic Games SHUTDOWN servers - How long is Fortnite down for?

July 12,2018 12:21

Fortnite servers will be switched off this morning, with matchmaking temporarily disabled and waiting in queue errors likely. This is so Epic Games can release the new Season 5 update on PS4, PC, Xbox and mobile. New game updates normally come every ...


Fortnite servers will be switched off this morning, with matchmaking temporarily disabled and waiting in queue errors likely.
This is so Epic Games can release the new Season 5 update on PS4, PC, Xbox and mobile.
New game updates normally come every two weeks on a Tuesday. New Challenges and Loading screens arrive on Thursday.
Tuesday is typically the day servers go down for updates, but Epic Games has mixed up the update schedule midway through Season 4. 

How long is Fortnite down for?
The servers will be switched off at 9am BST (4am ET) this morning.
Fortnite servers are usually turned off for roughly an hour and a half to three hours when there is an update.
Players should expect the servers to remain offline until roughly 10AM BST (6AM ET).

As usual, Fortnite players will be kicked out of their games roughly 20 minutes before the servers go down. 
The new content update will bring in Season 5, with players able to explore potentially a new map, dozens of new skins and new weekly challenges, as the Fortnite story progresses. 
Epic Games are yet to reveal any specific details on Season 5 before its release time. 
The Fortnite map has changed and evolved throughout Season 4, but a huge rift in the sky has caused strange occurrences in the map. 
Players can get in on the action by buying the Season 5 Battle Pass once the update has gone live, giving them access to weekly challenges to complete for V-Bucks and Experience Points. 

Have there been any leaked Season 5 skins? 
In the early hours of this morning, an apparent leak hit the Xbox, revealing three new skins that will be available in Season 5. 
An Xbox Dashboard ad, which was quickly deleted, appeared to reveal three new skins, one featuring the cat-like mask that was seen in the first Season 5 teaser revealed by Epic Games on Monday. 
The other two skins are a Viking-looking skin - which is no surprise given the Viking axe we saw in the second Epic Games teaser on Monday evening- and a desert camo skin.
This has not been officially confirmed by Epic Games yet, so fans will have to wait to find out if these skins are real.

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