08 Jun 2021 7:19 AM +00:00

How Long Does Fortnite Downtime Last?

Season 7 of Fortnite is getting underway very shortly after the latest update.

Fortnite Season 6 has been a blast but it has now come to an end – that means that the servers will be down for a while.

That's due to the new in-season update that has just arrived - update 17.00.

This is something that usually happens every few weeks to update the state of the game, fix bugs and add new content.

But how long will it last?

How Long Does Fortnite Downtime Last?

When a new season update arrives, the Fortnite servers are usually down for 2-3 hours at most.

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Fortnite's maintenance is scheduled for 2 AM ET (06:00 UTC) on the 8th of June 2021.

We're expecting the servers to come back online between 8.30-9AM BST.

The downtime varies depending on the size of the update and how quickly the devs can perform the maintenance needed.

If you're struggling to get back on to the game after the maintenance has finished, you may not have downloaded the update properly.

Try closing your game and restarting it, or try restarting your console to initiate the download.

Check out the patch notes for update 16.30 here.