Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 start time and downtime details

Fortnite characters fighting against monsters against a colourful backdrop.

Fortnite characters fighting against monsters against a colourful backdrop.

Some of the most reliable insiders have confirmed the Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 start time and downtime details. The second season of the fourth chapter is coming, and everyone is waiting for Fortnite servers to go offline for the new content to be added.

With this information, we can guess the update time and when it’ll end. However, it doesn’t mean that you can play the game immediately after the start of the new season. Some issues may appear after the launch, so we'll also discuss them.

If you want to read more guides about Fortnite, please check our article on how to refund items in the game. We also have a guide on how to craft weapons in Fortnite, as well as a full Chapter 4 Season 4 battle pass hub.

When does Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 downtime start?

According to a Twitter post from the famous insider Shiina, the Fortnite downtime is scheduled for March 10, 2023. It’ll start at 2 AM ET. Usually downtimes for season updates take a couple of hours to be finished, so expect to wait a little while until you can dive back in.

When does Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 start?

The new season will start when the downtime will be finished. So, it’ll happen on March 10, 2023 somewhere around 3 or 4 AM ET. It's impossible to predict exactly how long the downtime will last, but it shouldn't be more than a few hours. After that, the servers go back up, and fans will be able to explore all the new content.

The update was delayed for an unknown reason, making this the first Fortnite season to launch on Friday.

Why can’t I play Fortnite after the new season update?

There are a few reasons that may cause such an issue. The first one is probably the simplest to solve. Fortnite has a huge community and usually, when a new season or chapter arrives, thousands of fans launch the game. This may cause connection problems due to the number of users trying to log in to the servers. In this case, just wait for a short time and everything will should more stable.

The other reason is a problem with the update installation. If you encounter such an issue, you should try to download the update again, or reinstall the game entirely. After that, Fortnite should work fine.

While the season update is getting closer to its release, we see more and more leaks about the content that it’s going to bring. With all of these new guns, skins, and other features, it seems like a great time to play Fortnite. If you're looking for more on the game, then be sure to check out our guide on how to change character in Fortnite, as well as how to get the Fortnite Eren Yeager skin.

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