When does downtime end in Fortnite?

Fortnite is constantly giving gamers updates, helping to improve and add new material to the game. But whenever an update happens, the game goes into a downtime. So how long is Fortnite downtime typically? And when do severs tend to go back up?

Fortnite downtime: How long does it usually last

The biggest question is how long does Fortnite downtime tend to last. Typically, Fortnite downtime only lasts a few hours, but in some cases, it can be more.

When a normal update rolls in, Fortnite will shut off its servers for downtime around 2 or 3 a.m. EST, having them come back up around 5 or 6 a.m. EST. While this isn't always accurate, and there have been days where Fortnite has had longer downtime than this, these times are usually the case.

But what about bigger updates? Like a new season or chapter?

Well, that just depends. There have been downtimes that transitioned into a new Fortnite season and it was the same time frame as a normal update. But there have also been downtime periods where the servers were not up for a few days (think of the black hole).

The general consensus, though, is that servers will usually be back up a few hours after they go down during downtime.

What is downtime?

Downtime is when Fortnite shuts down its servers for a big update. This usually is when they add new weapons to the game, change the map around or even transition to new seasons or chapters.

During downtime, no gamers will be able to play the game. Fortnite revolves around internet connection, so when servers are down, the game is completely unplayable.

Every once in a while, downtime may happen for a very short period of time to just fix some sort of error within the game.

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