08 Jun 2021 5:37 AM +00:00

How Long Does Fortnite Maintenance Take?

Fortnite Season 7 is getting players excited for an out of this world experience.

While the Primal theme was one of the best in recent memory, it's time for a welcome change as we hit summer.

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

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

But how long does maintenance take?

How Long Does Fortnite Maintenance Take?

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


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

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 17.00 here.