19 Jul 2021 10:42 AM +00:00

When Will The Fortnite Servers Be Back Up?

The new Fortnite 17.20 update arrives this week after a long summer break for the devs at Epic Games.

This new update is set to be a big one, as it aims to balance a number of weapons and fix irritating bugs. More importantly for fans of the game, it should also introduce plenty of new content too.

We've seen plenty of leaks over the past few weeks that hints at what is coming, new weapons like the prop gun, new skins and rumours also suggest Coral Castle will be destroyed!

While we wait to see what new content is released, or leaked via dataminers, there's almost certainly going to be some downtime ahead of the update going live. Which means you won't be able to play Fortnite.

Fans are naturally curious about the Fortnite servers going down for this latest update and how long the servers could be down.

So when will the servers be back up?

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When Will The Fortnite Servers Be Back Up?


At the time of writing, Epic Games has not yet confirmed the release time for the 17.20 update. However, we expect that it could arrive on Tuesday 20 July at the earliest.

When it does arrive it will of course be preceded by some server maintenance, which typically begins at 8.30pm BST UK time. The update will then most probably be available to download once the servers go fully offline at 9am BST.

We're expecting the servers to be down for a few hours and come back online at around 11am BST.

The downtime varies depending on the size of the update and how quickly the devs can perform the maintenance needed, so don't be surprised of upset if it takes slightly longer. You can also check on the game's server status too.

As for the new Fortnite Patch Notes, well Epic Games rarely goes out of their way to share patch notes anymore. That said, we have some preliminary ideas based on what's been mentioned on the game's Trello Board. So follow the link above for a brief preview of what to expect.

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