Today’s Fortnite downtime: How long will the Fortnite servers be down due to the 17.50 update?
Epic Games has teased new content for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile for Fortnite’s August 31 downtime.
Epic Games has confirmed that servers will be shutting down in order to complete maintenance on the upcoming Fortnite update, which will be released today.
Update 17.50 is the name of the next major Season 7 patch, and the development team has hinted a few features that may be included.
The next content update is coming from outer space, according to Epic Games, which might indicate the return of a familiar character.
Kevin the Cube is rumored to be returning at the end of Fortnite season 7, and his reappearance will be tied to the Fortnite chapter 3 plot.
The Cube was a significant component of Fortnite chapter 1 and was featured prominently in seasons 5 and 6. Long-time Fortnite fans may know the Cube was a major aspect of Fortnite chapter 1 and was featured heavily in seasons 5 and 6.
Kevin was around for a long time and became an important component of the game’s plot before being abruptly removed.
Kevin could also appear in the upcoming Fortnite live event, which could be disclosed as early as September 3.
According to other rumors, a new weapon will be released before the end of Fortnite Season 7, and this would be an excellent time for it to debut, allowing Epic to iron out any balancing issues before the new season begins.
Today’s Fortnite server outage is slated to begin at 9 a.m. BST on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
This means that maintenance will begin at 4:00 a.m. EDT on the same day for players in the United States.
No one should be kept waiting for the servers to return because all platforms will be available at the same time.
It should be emphasized that thirty minutes before everything closes down today, gamers will begin to be kicked out of matches.
“17.50 coming from outer space on August 31!” reads a message from the Fortnite team. Downtime will begin about 4:00 a.m. ET in preparation for the update (08:00 UTC). About 30 minutes before the event, matchmaking will be disabled.”
While Epic Games has not stated when the servers will be back online, they have stated how long the outage may linger.
According to estimates, maintenance might run up to four hours, implying that everything should be back up by 1pm BST.
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