Fortnite Update 9.20 TiFortnite me: Epic Games confirm next Fortnite update and server downtime (Pic: EPIC GAMES)
WHEN IS THE NEXT FORTNITE UPDATE?
Epic Games has at long last confirmed when the next Fortnite Battle Royale update will be released. And as previously suspected, the update will launch on Thursday, June 6th, having been presumably pushed back from the usual Tuesday and Wednesday slots we normally see with the game.
As this is one of Fortnite's 'bigger' updates, it naturally means that there will be some server downtime required in order to roll out the new update and latest changes.
Epic confirmed the news earlier this evening, taking to Twitter to tell fans:
“Harness the Storm, the v9.20 update releases tomorrow, June 6. Downtime begins at 4 AM ET (0800UTC)"
This means the game will be going offline at 9am BST, but it's worth noting that sometimes the game can become largely unplayable up to twenty minutes beforehand.
In fact, for the first time, that we can remember anyway, Epic also warned against any purchases in the hour leading up to downtime, writing:
"Real money purchases will be unavailable 1 hour before downtime begins while we perform additional maintenance.”
FORTNITE UPDATE 9.20 TIME
As mentioned, the game will be offline from around 9am BST, and whilst this will mean that all modes of the game across all platforms will be effectively switched off, you will be able to do one thing.
Rejoice in those all-important new patch notes.
We typically see the games website release the new patch notes for the game around twenty minutes before it goes offline. This would suggest patch notes should be available by 8.40am BST.
These patch notes will not only reveal plenty about the games big new features (if there are any) but also any significant changes to the game's overal meta, including weapon balances and more.
With this being a larger update and not a content update, it's suspected that the downtime will last a good couple of hours before coming online at around 11am BST to 12pm BST.
FORTNITE UPDATE 9.20 PATCH NOTES PREVIEW
As hinted at by the message which announced the downtime, this new update should introduce the Storm Flip Item teased in the news feed of the game.
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