UPDATE: Server downtime has started for the release of Fortnite OG season. Matchmaking was disabled at around 6.30am GMT, with the game going offline in full at 7am. The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter: “Downtime for v27.00 #FortniteOG has begun. Matchmaking is now disabled.”
ORIGINAL: There’s good news and bad news for Fortnite fans looking forwards to the start of the new OG season. The good news is that Epic Games is bringing back the OG Fortnite map as part of a special new season. The bad news, however, is that the game will be taken offline for extended maintenance as part of the launch of the new Fortnite season. Coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch, Android and PC, the new Fortnite season launches on the morning of November 3. It will be accompanied by a period of server downtime, which means you won’t be able to play Fortnite for at least a couple of hours. If you want to know when you can log back into Fortnite, check out the server downtime schedule for Fortnite OG below.
According to Epic Games, Fortnite will be taken offline for server maintenance on the morning of November 3.
“Where we droppin’?” reads an Epic tweet. “v27.00 downtime begins at 3 AM EST and matchmaking will be disabled shortly beforehand.”
For UK fans, Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative servers will be taken offline at around 7am GMT.
While there’s no official server downtime schedule, the game is expected to remain offline for around 3 hours. This means you should be able to start playing Fortnite OG at 10am GMT UK time.
In a follow-up tweet, Epic confirmed that the file size would be much bigger than usual: “Please note that the v27.00 update file size will be larger than usual on some platforms.”
As for what fans can expect, the new Fortnite season will bring back some of the ocations and weapons of the past.
This includes POIs like Junk Junction, Haunted Hills, Pleasant Park, Snobby Shores, Greasy Grove, Lazy Links, Frosty Flights, Flush Factory and Salty Springs.
Needless to say, Epic Games will also bring back the iconic location of Tilted Towers, which was always a popular landing spot for fans.
Old-school weapons like the pump shotgun, OG assault rifle, LMG, turrets, traps and bolt-action sniper rifle will also appear.
As for the Battle Pass, fans will be able to unlock the Dark Storm Renegade Lynx, Omegarok, Harbinger Armour Omegarok, and Spectra Knight skins.