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FORTNITE DOWN – Update 1
Epic Games has taken Fortnite services offline this morning as it sets to work releasing the new 7.10 Update for the game across it's many platforms (PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC & Mobile).
All three modes, Battle Royale, Creative and Save the World shall be offline whilst Epic Games developers roll out the new update, however, in the meantime, you can amuse yourself with the new Fortnite 7.10 patch notes.
You can read about this changes on the link above, however, if you want the short version, take a look at what's new, just below:
Battle Royale – Whats New:
14 Days of Fortnite
Explore new Challenges, play in new and old LTMs, and unlock rewards in this seasonal event, starting December 19!
Limited Time Mode: 14 Days of Fortnite
The 14 Days of Fortnite event will feature both new and returning LTMs. Large team modes switch every two days and small team modes rotate every 24 hours.
Starting December 19, log in each day at 9 AM ET(1400 UTC) to find out which modes are available to explore. Let us know which LTM is your favorite on our social channels!
Winter Themed Islands
A cold front brings in 4 new Winter themed Islands you can select from the player Rift on the starter island.
Winter Village Prefabs
Add seasonal touches to your Islands with 6 new Winter Village Prefabs.
Save the World
Stay warm in the long winter nights. Keep the Burner filled with BluGlo in this new experience for Save the World!
Down Tier Crafting
Craft all your favorite end-game weapons/Traps as lower tier versions of themselves.
Original Story – Fortnite Update 7.10 IS coming today after all and that means players will experience a short period of downtime later this morning whilst the new update is rolled out.
After a tremendous amount of flip-flopping on behalf of Epic Games, the official Fortnite Twitter account confirmed early this morning that they would be taking the game offline to release the latest update.
"Success! The v7.10 update is once again set to release today, December 18. Downtime will begin at 5 AM ET(1000 UTC)"
This follows several mixed messages last night as Epic first delayed the release of the new Driftboard vehicle, then cancelled the update altogether.
At the time the decision to delay the 7.10 update was because of the following reason:
"Due to last minute issues discovered within the build, weve had to delay the timing for the release of the v7.10 update."
But nevertheless, the update is now coming today as was originally planned with downtime set to begin at 10AM GMT for those in the UK.
As is the case with most updates, we should see the game start to go offline for some players up to twenty minutes before server downtime starts.
Likewise, when downtime does begin we should see the games official Fortnite update 7.10 patch notes released by Epic Games.
So although the game could be offline for a couple of hours players will at least have something to read through and analyse before the game once again comes back online.
It's not clear, however, if today's update will include the Driftboard or not. It seems unlikely, but the constant back and forth from Epic Games hasn't made it all that clear.
Still, we suspect the update will provide plenty of big changes ahead of next week's Christmas festivities. Especially if Epic would like to ensure they don't want to work on fixing the game over Christmas.
We might also see some significant changes to the games plane and the previously vaulted (but still seemingly appearing) Infinity Blade weapon. If you want more info, take a look at our Fortnite update 7.10 early patch notes story.
And keep reading and you can take a quick look at some of the main issues currently flagged as 'fixed for next release' on the games Trello Board.
Fortnite 7.10 Update – Anything Else?
On top of everything mentioned previously, we should see the usual array of bug fixes for both Fortnite Battle Royale, Fortnite Save the World and mobile.
Below you can take a look at some of the main bugs which the Trello board has marked as 'fixed in the next release'.
This isn't to say they'll definitely be included in the next patch. But there's a pretty decent chance.
Battle Royale 'fixed' Issues:
- Visual issue with Scratchmark Pickaxe Challenges
- Players continue to walk for a short time after being eliminated
- Player can be ejected from vehicles
Creative Mode 'fixed' Issues:
- Players may encounter building limitation on some Islands when in a full Creative server
- Increase in PC Crashes
- Players are unable to create or join creative sessions
- Unable to switch Islands when opening "Set Rift Destination" menu for the first time
- Vehicles can be deleted while they are in use
- Only 2 players will be teleported to a single Player Spawn Pad for games
Save the World 'fixed' Issues:
- Deliver the Bomb missions may not function properly in the Ghost Town Zone
- SSD grants 20 XP if an amplifier takes 20% damage
- The Sniper Defender that is purchased from the Event Store does not have Perks
- Players may be marked as underpowered after returning from a mission
- Players may see a lower power level in lobby compared to their actual power level.
Mobile 'fixed' Issues:
- Letterboxing occurs on iPad
- Weapon auto pick up is delayed
- Vibration setting on low-end iPhone
- Weapon auto pick up is delayed
- The Block visual issue
- Bluetooth Audio
- Storm visual effects persist after leaving the storm
- Jerky Camera turning on Mobile