Epic Games has temporarily shut down the Fortnite servers on September 26 for standard maintenance and to release the v26.20 patch. The downtime was scheduled to begin at 3 AM ET, with matchmaking being disabled shortly beforehand.
During the maintenance period, players will not be able to access the game. However, once the patch is live, Epic Games will provide a link to the patch notes and any datamined content that may have been discovered.
It is important for players to note that the scheduled downtime may change or be extended. In such cases, Epic Games will update the article with the relevant information.
Server maintenance and patch updates are common in online multiplayer games like Fortnite. They allow developers to fix any issues, introduce new features, and improve overall gameplay.
The v26.20 patch may include various updates such as bug fixes, balance adjustments, and potentially new cosmetic items or game modes. Players are often excited to see what changes and additions may be included in each patch.
Fortnite's regular maintenance and patch update schedule ensures that players have a consistently immersive and enjoyable gaming experience. It also demonstrates Epic Games' commitment to continually improving and evolving their popular battle royale game.
– Fortnite Status Twitter account (@FortniteStatus) – Announcement regarding the downtime schedule.