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UPDATE:

Fortnite servers are back online – and a lot quicker than was expected!

According to the Fortnite Status website, the scheduled maintenance was finished at 10.39 BST.

It was originally expected the downtime would last for around 4-5 hours.

However, there are bound to be a few issues while the servers get back up and running.

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Fortnite offline UPDATE: When will servers be online for Battle Royale and Save The World (Pic: EPIC GAMES / DS)

ORIGINAL STORY:

As expected, Fortnite booted players out of Battle Royale to prepare for Season 6.

Epic Games warned player downtime would begin at 9am BST this morning, Thursday, September 27.

It Tweeted: “Patch v6.00 is dropping tomorrow, September 27! Downtime begins at 4am ET *0800 GMT)."

However, as we know Britain is currently in BST, not GMT, which makes it an hour later.

At 9am the Fortnite Twitter page revealed: “Season 6 is here and downtime has begun!”

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“Season 6 is here and downtime has begun!”

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When will servers be back online?

Fortnite players will be well acquainted with updates.

Usually, between-Season downtime takes around 4-5 hours.

However, that doesnt mean it may last longer or shorter – so stay alert!

An educated guess would be that Fortnite should be online around 11am UK time.

Patch v6.00 is dropping in tomorrow, September 27! Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0800 GMT).

Reminder, progressive Outfits from Season 5 can be leveled up in all future seasons once you've unlocked them in the Battle Pass!

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) 26 September 2018

It is possible to check the status of the maintenance here.

At the present time, Parties, Friends and Messaging and Website and Forums are Operational.

Everything else for Battle Royale and Save the World is under maintenance.

Season 6 will include a whole new Battle Pass, which has now been revealed by Epic Games.

While youre waiting, why not consider purchasing a Battle Pass?

What is the Battle Pass?

Fortnite can be played for free – but you will need the Battle Pass to enjoy the game completely.

It is essentially a Fortnite Season Pass which allows you to unlock an additional 100 Challenges and Rewards.

This means you can unlock new skins and cosmetics.

The tiers can be unlocked by gaining experience points or by using V-Bucks.

V-Bucks can be bought with real money, or collected through completing challenges.

We have previously revealed ways in which you can get free V-Bucks for Battle Royale and Save the World.

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How much will the Season 6 Battle Pass cost?

Epic Games has now revealed the price of the new Battle Pass in a Season 6 trailer.

As expected, it will cost the same as the previous season – $9.99 (£7.60) or 950 V-Bucks in-game.

As with Season 5, there will be 100 new levels and 100 new rewards.

Here's everything you'll be able to unlock in the Season 6 Battle Pass:

– 5+ Skins

– 3 Pets

– 3 Pickaxes

– 5 Emotes

– 4 Gliders

– 4 Back Blings

– 5 Skydiving Trails

– 14 Sprays

– 2 Toys

– 3 Music Tracks

– 1,300 Total V-Bucks

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