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Fortnite Servers Down Today For v20.40 Update (Maintenance Schedule)

Servers are offline for planned maintenance!

May 17, 2022

The release of Fortnite’s v20.40 update is imminent, which means the massive Battle Royale title will have its servers taken down for scheduled maintenance on May 17th.

Epic Games continue to keep the content updates coming, with the last major update arriving just two weeks ago. In between the release of v20.30 and v20.40, Epic even treated fans to the unvaulting of the Hunting Rifle, Air Strike, and Flint Knock Pistol.

Prior to the recent hotfix update, v20.30 brought with it the destruction of Tilted Towers as the battle of the IO vs the Resistance continued, as well as Star Wars Day celebrations with the return of lightsabers and exclusive skins. So, what exactly does the next major content update hold?


Before we find out, we’ve got some planned server maintenance to get through. If you’re eager to know when you can jump back in, here’s how long the Fortnite servers are expected to be down on May 17th.

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Fortnite Servers Down For v20.40 – Full Maintenance Schedule

UPDATE: As of 10:21AM BST, the Fortnite servers are now back online. Fans can check out the patch details for today’s update here.

ORIGINAL STORY: Epic Games informed players via the official Fortnite Status Twitter account that the v20.40 update would be deployed for all platforms on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022.

However, prior to the release of the new patch, the servers will be taken down for maintenance. According to the developers, downtime will begin at 1AM PT / 4AM ET / 9AM BST, with matchmaking being disabled 30 minutes beforehand.

Although the length of the downtime was not confirmed by Epic, past updates have seen maintenance last between 1 and 2 hours. We will be sure to update this article once the servers are back online, so stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, it was also confirmed alongside the downtime announcement that following today’s update, v-bucks purchased on PlayStation can be used across Xbox, PC, cloud gaming, and Android too. For further details, check out the Epic Games website.

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