It’s here!A new season is upon us, and the Fortnite servers are down for maintainance!! This will no doubt be a significant update, but downtime is usually only scheduled for a couple of hours, so there’s not long left to wait until the servers are back online.
When are the Fortnite Servers back up?
The easiest way to keep up-to-the-minute with the downtime is to check Epic Games’ official status page for updates.
With Season 6 starting so soon, Epic Games has been coy about what exactly is coming with the update. We know from teasers that they’re probably be new skins themed around Cowboys, Werewolves, and Llama DJs, but there’s sure to be a lot more too.
Patch v6.00 is dropping in tomorrow, September 27! Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0800 GMT).
Reminder, progressive Outfits from Season 5 can be leveled up in all future seasons once you've unlocked them in the Battle Pass!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) September 26, 2018
For some reason, Epic keeps posting the UK times in GMT – which isn’t the time in the UK during the summer, it’s BST – so add an hour onto their stated times for the actual time it happens in the UK.
That means that the Fortnite downtime starts at 9AM UK time, 10am CEST time, 4AM ET, and 12AM PT.
We’d expect the downtime to be finished by around 7AM ET, which is 3AM PT. That equates to 12PM in the UK and 1PM in Western Europe.
There are so many rumours circulating about what’s going to drop with Fortnite Season 6, so check out our main page for everything in one place.
The latest rumour to hit is that Fortnite pets are on the horizon, due to a leaked image that got posted to the PlayStation Store early.