Following a delay, Epic Video games is ready to launch the brand new replace for Fortnite. Nonetheless, that course of would require a interval of server downtime, which begins at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. There is not any agenda for a way quickly it can return, however we’ll maintain this story up to date with any developments. [Replace: Servers are again on-line, and Fortnite’s new update is now available. Nonetheless, you could run right into a queue when making an attempt to play in the interim.]
As soon as servers are again on-line, you will must obtain update 2.4.0 earlier than having the ability to play. As detailed beforehand, this patch makes modifications and additions for each the Battle Royale and Save the World modes. On the BR facet, gamers will get entry to the brand new minigun weapon, a drop-rate discount for high-end suppressed pistols, and the flexibility to disable the brand new auto-run function. Save the World will get the Cozy Campfire merchandise and new kinds of Expeditions, amongst different issues. A wide range of smaller enhancements and bug fixes have additionally been made to each modes, as you may examine within the full breakdown of Fortnite 2.4.0’s patch notes.
This replace was meant to launch sooner, however Epic opted to delay it to “additional enhance stability and hammer out some remaining bugs.” A latest patch rollout triggered an extended batch of server downtime, which was then adopted by additional issues involving the game’s social/party systems.
Because of that prolonged downtime, Epic plans to give freebies to players in both Battle Royale and Save the World. It hasn’t mentioned precisely when to count on that, however it can come someday after 2.four.zero has launched.
Notably because the launch of the free-to-play Battle Royale mode final yr, Fortnite has been tremendously profitable. If you have not but tried it out, we not too long ago broke down what makes Fortnite and PUBG different from each other. We have additionally taken a take a look at another present and upcoming games that should put their spin on the battle royale mode.