Fortnite Season 2 Downtime: Epic Games server shutdown start time confirmed

Fortnite‘s next major update is now only hours away but Epic Games has confirmed one of the more important pieces of information needed to kickstart the new season. Namely, server downtime.

With the Fortnite Season 2 release date now finally here, server downtime maintenance has been confirmed to start in the early morning, ahead of the big launch for Epic's eagerly awaited second Chapter 2 season.

The Fortnite Status Twitter account has confirmed that Fortnite servers will be down at 4am eastern time, which is 9am GMT for those in the UK.

A message posted online reads: "Get ready to be activated. The countdown to Chapter 2 – Season 2 has begun: Downtime scheduled to start at 4 AM ET (0900 UTC)."

The account also warned that the update could be potentially larger than usual, writing in a follow-up message: "With the launch of the new Season, patch sizes will be larger than normal."

Whether this has anything to do with the fact this is the first season since Epic Games moved development of the game to Unreal Engine’s Chaos physics tech, isn't clear, but we imagine it's a definite factor.

That being said, new seasons normally come with larger file sizes given the huge selection of new skins, cosmetics, map changes and more.

Either way, be prepared for a big update one way or another in the morning.

Epic Games Fortnite Status Twitter account has confirmed a number of features coming to the game as part of theFortnite Season 2 update and 12.00 patch notes .

If you want to know what could be changing in the next Fortnite Season 2 update, follow the link for full changes based on the Fortnite Trello Board.

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