Fortnite maintenance: Season 4 is live – watch the cinematic intro here

By Matt Martin, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 08:09 GMT

Fortnite is back online following maintenance as the game went offline to prepare for the launch of Season 4.

Update 3: Fortnite is back up and online, and Season 4 has kicked off with a bang.

Update 2: Watch the cinematic intro for Season 4 right here, courtesy of FortniteIntel:

Update: You can now download the Season 4 patch for Fortnite. It clocks in at around 2.3GB on PS4. You’ll still have to wait for Fortnite maintenance to end before you play.

Also, here’s sneak peak of two of the new skins:

Today’s the day we brace for impact – a comet has hit the Fortnite map, kicking off Season 4 and shaking up the landscape.

Players are expecting a few familiar locations to take a hit from the skies, changing them significantly. The first new locations we’ve spotted is Hop Rocks, a gravity-defying location with a new consumable that helps players fly.

It’s also the day we get a first look at the new theme and skins for Fortnite Season 4, with all teaser art pointing to a superhero theme.

Fortnite will be offline from 4am ET / 8am GMT with no update yet on when it will come back online. Previous downtime has lasted anywhere from 90 minutes to 6 hours or more, with big updates usually requiring Epic Games to stagger access to the game as the servers groan under the weight of excitable players.

Season 4 Weekly Challenges should kick off this week too, like on Thursday in line with previous scheduled updates, again at 4am ET / 8am GMT.

We’ll update this throughout the day as we get more info from Epic.

Watch the skies.

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