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Fortnite Servers Down & Update v19.01 Patch Notes Today (December 14)

The first content update of Chapter 3 arrives today!

December 14, 2021

A brand new Fortnite update is set to be deployed later today (December 14), but will, unfortunately, come with some server downtime before the new patch is available for download.

Today’s Fortnite update is the first content patch of Chapter 3, otherwise known as the v19.01 update. Fans can expect some important bug fixes, such as the return of Split Screen, as well as some new content to play with.

Fans will be pleased to know that today’s server downtime won’t be lasting as long as it did before the beginning of Chapter 3. You can check out the full server downtime schedule and patch notes for the December 14 Fortnite update below.

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Fortnite Server Downtime Schedule (December 14)

UPDATE: The servers are now back online!

ORIGINAL STORY: According to the official Fortnite Status Twitter account, the game’s servers will be offline from 12AM PT / 3AM ET / 8AM GMT. Matchmaking will be disabled 30 minutes beforehand, with all servers being taken down at the time mentioned above.

Unfortunately, the length of today’s server downtime was not detailed. However, based on previous Fortnite content updates, server maintenance will likely last for 2 hours. We will be sure to update this article once servers are back online.

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Fortnite Update v19.01 Patch Notes

Below you will find the official patch notes for the December 14 Fortnite update.

What’s new in Fortnite Battle Royale v19.01? In only a matter of days, this year’s Winterfest event will begin! Stay tuned for more details when the event begins, but in the meantime, start unlocking this Season’s Super Level Styles if you’ve already leveled up high enough. Also read up on v19.01’s balance changes and bug fixes.

CHAPTER 3 SEASON 1 SUPER LEVEL STYLES

In the Bonus Rewards section of the Battle Pass tab, bonus Styles for Chapter 3 Season 1 Outfits have been available for players who progress past Level 100. More bonus Styles have been added with v19.01: this Season’s Super Level Styles! Progress past Level 140 this Season and start unlocking the Photo NegativeScarlet Blackout, and Gilded Reality Super Level Styles for Shanta, Ronin, Lt. John Llama, Harlowe, and Spider-Man. 

BALANCE CHANGES

STINGER SMG

  • The ammo count of the Stinger SMG now updates sooner in its reload animation.

HUNTER BOLT-ACTION SNIPER

  • The ammo count of the Hunter Bolt-Action Sniper now updates sooner in its reload animation. 

STRIKER PUMP SHOTGUN

  • Increased the accuracy of the Striker Pump Shotgun.
  • Slightly increased the fire rate of the Striker Pump Shotgun.

AUTO SHOTGUN

  • Decreased the amount of time it takes to pull out the Auto Shotgun.

MK-SEVEN ASSAULT RIFLE

  • Decreased the environmental damage of the MK-Seven Assault Rifle and made it less accurate while hip-firing.

RANGER ASSAULT RIFLE

  • Moderately increased the accuracy of the Ranger Assault Rifle.
  • Slightly increased the damage rate of the Ranger Assault Rifle.

GUZZLE JUICE

  • Increased the heal speed of Guzzle Juice. 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue that caused us to disable Split Screen. Split Screen is now re-enabled.
  • Fixed an issue involving Reboot Vans sometimes not rebooting players if more than one teammate was interacting with the Van.
  • Fixed an issue involving the screen shaking more intensely than intended in various situations such as sliding, gliding, and using a Rift.
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