Shock, Fortnite servers might be down for upkeep sooner than anticipated

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Forward of Fortnite’s newest update, the Epic Video games crew shut off the game servers. The upkeep all of the sudden occurred tonight, and the crew has introduced that they won’t return till someday within the early morning. The upkeep is making ready for update 22.10, anticipated to drop within the early morning of October 4.

The announcement of the servers taking place occurred shortly after 5 PM ET on the Fortnite Standing web page.

Because of a difficulty, we’re coming into downtime early. Update 22.10 will nonetheless launch tomorrow October 4th.

We’ll allow you to all know when downtime has ended!

— Fortnite Standing (@FortniteStatus) October 3, 2022

“Because of a difficulty, we’re coming into downtime early,” reads the Fortnite Standing tweet, following the announcement of the upcoming update for 22.10. “Update 22.10 will nonetheless launch tomorrow, October 4. We’ll allow you to all know when downtime has ended!”

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The tweet doesn’t provide an official time for the servers’ return. Nonetheless, the unique downtime was scheduled to occur at 8 AM UTC or 4 AM UTC. As a substitute, it occurred 11 hours earlier, shocking everybody. We don’t consider this was scheduled upkeep from the Epic Video games crew, however the determination was doubtless made to make sure a clean update time for gamers early on October 4.

With the upkeep taking place sooner than anticipated for Fortnite’s update 22.10, we anticipate it to observe the identical sample of being out there early within the morning for October 4. Nonetheless, we do not need any affirmation from the Epic Video games crew. We think about in the event that they need to take longer with their upkeep, they may attain out to gamers by way of their Fortnite standing and can doubtless reply to the thread they’ve already made for update 22.10.

It’s shocking the servers needed to be taken down sooner than anticipated, but it surely’s good to see the communication from the Epic Video games crew. Whereas gamers gained’t be capable of entry to game all through Monday night time, it’s higher than coping with any issues all through the week.