Epic Games server status – How long is Fortnite offline? What's in the Season 7.0 update?
Fortnite down for update 7.0 (Image: EPIC GAMES)
Epic Games has taken Fortnite offline for update 7.0 maintenance.
With Fortnite Season 7 about to launch, Epic Games has taken the game down.
“Iceberg, dead ahead!” reads an Epic blog post. “Downtime for the Season 7 update has begun. Bundle up with the Patch Notes to see what awaits!”
There’s no official time for when Fortnite will return, but downtime typically lasts for a couple of hours.
This would mean Fortnite will return at around 11am UK time.
However, the size and scope of the Season 7 update 7.0 patch means we might be waiting a little longer.
You can keep yourself entertained by checking out the full list of patch notes.
The new Fortnite Season 7 patch notes confirm the release of the brand new X-4 Stormwing Plane.
“Season 7 arrives as the Iceberg collides with the island,” reads an Epic post.
“Discover new areas such as Frosty Flights, Polar Peak, and more! Uncover what’s in the new Battle Pass, rule the skies with the new X-4 Stormwing plane, and change the style of some of your favorite weapons and items with Wraps in Battle Royale.
“Explore Fortnite Creative, a new experience where you can create, play, and save anything you can imagine on private islands!”
There’s also a new Iceberg biome, as well as a ton of new locations like Frosty Flights, Polar Peak and Happy Hamlet.
Players will slide on certain surfaces, but can use a zipline to safely traverse the map.
According to the patch notes, Balloons have also been reworked to allow players to fire weapons while floating.
You can take a look at the full list of patch notes further down the page, alongside both new Fortnite trailers.