Fortnite downtime: When will Fortnite go down for latest update?


FORTNITE players are bracing for a bout of downtime today, which will bring along the first major update of the new season.

The fan-favourite battle-royale game went back to its roots towards the end of last year, with the arrival of Chapter five Season one.


The v28.10 update is expected to bring a host of item unvaults, new cosmetics and possibly a return to AugmentsCredit: @ShiinaBR

Now the winter break is over, and gamers have largely downed the controllers in the march back to work and school, Epic Games has picked today for some so-called downtime.

Fortnite downtime: When will Fortnite go down for the v28.10 update?

Epic has confirmed via a Twitter post that Fortnite server downtime for update v28.10 will start today at 9am GMT / 4am EST / 1am PST.

Downtime is when the creators of a game take it offline to conduct background maintenance.

Epic added that matchmaking will be disabled “shortly beforehand” – or roughly 30 prior.

So, if you’re struggling to get into a game or have suddenly been booted out of a match, this will be why.

Fortnite downtime: When will Fortnite be back online?

Epic hasn’t specified how long Fortnite will be out of action.

However, onlookers anticipate Fortnite to be down until 1pm GMT / 8am EST / 5am PST.

Fortnite typically goes down for four hours each update.

Though hardcore gamers have found that Fortnite comes back online earlier than when Epic Games finally announces it on Twitter.

The v28.10 update is expected to bring a host of item unvaults and new cosmetics.

There’s even rumours of a possible return to Augments.

What is expected in Fortnite’s v28.10 update?

High-profile Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR revealed on Twitter more features that players can expect to see today’s update:

  • New cosmetics
  • Battle Pass Super Styles
  • Solid Snake Battle Pass set
  • Item unvaults
  • Added shop tabs
  • Possible new collabs
  • Possible return of Augments
  • February Fortnite Crew Pack