This new update will fix a few small bugs, address some needed weapon balancing and add new content.
It's also a great indicator of what's to come in the next phase of the current season.
Here are some tips to speed up your update.
16.20 Update Size
Sizes may vary from player to player, but overall this update should be between 1-5GB at most.
Here are the update sizes for 16.20:
- PS4 - 3GB
- PS5 - 2.91GB
- XBOX ONE - 2.81GB
- XBOX SERIES X - 2.36GB
- PC - 1.7GB
- ANDROID - TBC
- SWITCH - 2GB
Here were the sizes for the last update (16.10):
- PS4 - 3GB
- PS5 - 6.4GB
- XBOX ONE - 3.89GB
- XBOX SERIES X - 4.5GB
- PC - 14.1GB
- ANDROID - 500GB
- SWITCH - 5GB
How To Download Fortnite Updates Faster
Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your update downloads as fast as possible!
Close All Games And Applications
The more things you're using on your PC, console, and mobile will slow down your update as these will take up bandwidth.
Some of these applications may even take priority over your update.
Be sure to close them down and ensure other people in your household aren't using them.
Put Your Console Into Rest Mode
When your console is turned on, it will constantly be using bandwidth to check for new messages, friend requests, and online notifications that get priority over updates.
If you put your console into Rest Mode, turn on automatic downloads, or select ‘Stay Connected to the Internet’, the Fortnite update should download much faster.
Move Your Console Closer To Your WIFI Router Or Use An Ethernet Cable
Sounds like a no brainer? You’d be surprised how many people try to download things onto machines miles away from the router.
Using a wired connection is the best way to increase your download speeds for the Fortnite update.
Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.
If you don’t have an ethernet cable on hand, even just moving your console or setup closer to your WiFi router will help.
Enable Automatic Updates
With the Epic Games launcher follow the following steps to sure your game updates while you are asleep and away from your PC:
- Head over to your game libary
- Click the dots besides Fortnite
- Enable automatic updates if it disabled
This will ensure your download is started!