Fortnite DOWN: What time is Fortnite downtime and how long will it last?

Fortnite Season 7 celebrates the month of December with an apt wintry theme of snow gear, zip lines and ice picks. The latest update introduces a new Season 7 Battle Pass, new items, skins and cosmetics. But the update could prove to be Fortnite’s biggest yet with the addition of a brand new sandbox game mode, dubbed Fortnite Creative. Fortnite Creative will let players design their very own mini-games and levels in a virtually limitless fashion.

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Once the Season 7 update completes sometime later today, Fortnite Creative will appear in the main money after Save the World and Battle Royale.

Epic teased: “Coming in Season 7… Fortnite Creative! Design games and build your dream Fortnite with friends.

“Everything you make is saved. Get early access to your own private island when you buy the Season 7 Battle Pass.”

The Season 7 Battle Pass should be on sale once the Season 7 update wraps up.

Click here to read more about the Season 7 Battle Pass rewards.

Fortnite DOWN: The Season 7 update rolls out today from 9am UK time (Image: FORTNITE/EPIC)What time will Fortnite servers go down?

Servers officially shut down today starting at 9am UK time, 4am Eastern and 1am Pacific in the US.

Fortnite Creative! Design games and build your dream Fortnite with friends

Epic Games

Epic Games teased last night: “Iceberg, dead ahead! Downtime for the Season 7 update has begun.

“Bundle up with the Patch Notes to see what awaits.”

As of 9.19am GMT, scheduled server maintenance is already underway.

The Epic Games website reads: “Scheduled maintenance is currently in progress. We will provide updates as necessary.”

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Right now, you can only visit the official website and forums.

Game services, login, messaging, chatting and matchmaking are all under maintenance.

How long will Fortnite servers be down?

Based on how long past season updates took to patch the game, players will likely be unable to log into the game.

If you try to log in after the update starts you will be greeted with an error instead.

But you will still have access to Epic Games’ website and official forums were you can kill some time before the update completes.

You can always check the server status by clicking here.

Fortnite down: The patch will likely last between one and two hours (Image: EPIC)Fortnite DOWN: These are the new skins available in the Season 7 update (Image: FORTNITE/EPIC)Fortnite Season 7: What’s new?

The latest Fortnite update packs a punch with a brand new game mode, new areas to explore and a raft of winter and Christmas themes skins. 

Epic announced: “Season 7 has arrived with the smash of a mysterious iceberg! Winter has brought many changes to the Fortnite map for you to explore.

“Ziplines are a new way to help you travel to and from high terrain.

“For you chill and thrill seekers, the new Frosty Flights location and Expedition outposts are outfitted with the new Stormwing planes so you can take to the skies.

“There are tons of new areas to venture to and secrets to uncover, so stay frosty.”


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