Fortnite downtime today: How long are Fortnite servers down with update 16.50? | Games Entertainment

ORIGINAL: Fortnite update 16.50 will be available to download later today after Epic Games completes a fresh round of server maintenance. A message from Epic Games reads: “Downtime for v16.50 has begun. We’ll let you all know when downtime has ended and services are back up.”

Fortnite servers are scheduled to go offline this morning across all major platforms, meaning PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC and Nintendo Switch. The dev team has revealed some of the stuff that will be of the new update, including a guide as part of the early patch notes.

The good news is that Epic Games has not warned against any extended downtime, meaning this shouldn’t be larger than normal patch. The list of new Fortnite being teased by Epic Games includes the following:

This will be followed by a new update being released for everyone to download, bringing with it new content. This is all happening simultaneously instead of a rolling blackout, meaning gamers will be without core services for a set period.

We don’t know what item will be unvaulted but recent rumors suggest that it will be the Dual Pistols. A fan favourite comes back out of the vault.Survey and oversee larger spaces in Creative.Spend your Bars BIG in the next Wild Week starting June 3.

The next Wild Week, meanwhile, will reward players for spending gold and is likely to make it easier to acquire currency. Update 16.50 is also expected to lay the foundations for Season 7, and perhaps usher in the end of season event. This is based on leaked challenges that reference using Dual Pistols to deal damage.

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