Fortnite down – Servers taken offline ahead of update 4.2 release on PS4, Xbox One and Mobile
Fortnite is going down today with Epic Games taking servers offline ahead of the release of Battle Royale and Save The World update 4.2.
Fortnite fans on PS4, Xbox One, Mobile, PC and Macs will see servers go down from 9am BST, which is 4am ET, ahead of the release of patch 4.2.
The Fortnite update was originally scheduled to be released on Tuesday with servers going offline then.
However, Epic Games delayed the release of the patch after discovering an “issue” with the update.
Tweeting yesterday the Fortnite official Twitter account posted: “We’ve discovered an issue that’s going to delay the release of v4.2. Due to this delay some quests may not function until the build releases.
“We’ll update you once we have a more accurate time frame.”
But in their latest Fortnite server update on Tuesday the Fortnite team said: “v4.2 is releasing tomorrow, May 16. Downtime begins at 4am ET (08:00 GMT).”
Patch notes for Fortnite update 4.2 have not been revealed yet.
On the Fortnite Reddit page Epic Games revealed that patch notes for Fortnite update 4.2 will be released once downtime begins.
However, we know for certain that Fortnite update 4.2 will signal the end of the Thanos Infinity War event.
The Infinity Gauntlet mode was added into Battle Royale as a ‘limited time mashup’ on Tuesday May 8.
It was meant to last for a week but has run just a little over that.
Also, we know that the new burst assault rifle looks set to appear with Fortnite update 4.2.
The new Fortnite weapon will come in legendary and epic variants.
It’s unclear if Epic Games will replace the Fortnite Avengers mode with another limited time mode (LTM) or hold off on launching a new event.
Epic Games has not revealed how long server downtime will last for today, but if all goes to plan it should last for around two to three hours.
v4.2 is releasing tomorrow, May 16. Downtime begins at 4am ET (08:00 GMT).
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 15, 2018
In other Fortnite news, the way the Battle Royale genre was taken over the world was highlighted by a recent stat.
Research has revealed that in April Twitch megastar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins had the biggest social interactions of all athletes.
Ninja, who recently held a record-breaking Twitch Fortnite stream with Drake, had more than 150million social interactions on Twitter in April.
According to stats from Hookit.com, that is more that sports superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady, LeBron James and Lionel Messi.