UPDATE ONE: Epic Games have now confirmed that today’s Fortnite update 4.2 rollout and server downtime plans have been delayed.
No news has been released on how long the wait might be for the new patch, although, the development team have confirmed that their will be some disruption when it comes to Challenges for Week 3.
“We’ve discovered an issue that’s going to delay the release of v4.2. Due to this delay some quests may not function until the build releases,” the latest message from Epic Games confirms.
“We’ll update you once we have a more accurate time frame.”
ORIGINAL: A new Fortnite update is being worked on by Epic Games for launch this week.
The new patch is being planned for May 15 and will be going live at the usual time.
Confirming the news on Twitter, the Fortnite support team revealed that server downtime would be required to implement the changes.
This will be starting at around 9am, BST, leaving the Battle Royale island out of commision.
Players usually see themselves kicked from the game starting 20 minutes beforehand, so everyone should be ready for some disruption.
“Greetings Friends, A new week, a new patch! v4.2 is gliding in May 15, with downtime beginning at 4am ET (08:00 GMT),” the Epic Games message reads.
“Burst onto the battlefield, tomorrow.”
While the message states that Fortnite downtime will start at 8am, due to the region time difference, this will actually start at 9am, BST.
And as the above message implies, Epic Games look set to add a few new items, as well as a possible new LTM.
There are rumours that a new Bullpup Burst Assault Rifle will be released in Fortnite Battle Royale very soon.
It’s unclear if this will be part of the next update, which looks set to include some exciting new items.
There will also be some new bug fixes released to help improve the overall quality of the game, some of which can be found below:
Turbo Building doesn’t build anything after quickly switching to a different piece in Builder Pro.
General improvements to Twitch Prime flow for users attempting to redeem the Prime Pack. Ongoing improvements to Facebook friends, and social friend finding.
More will be revealed after the game goes down for scheduled maintenance, which is when Epic Games usually share the official patch notes.
One big change being made to the game tomorrow will be the removal of the Infinity Gauntlet Mode.
Fortnite players have until tomorrow to try to grab the Infinity Gauntlet and play as Thanos in the Infinity War Battle Royale limited time mashup.
Epic Games revealed today the end date for the Fortnite Thanos mode on PS4, Xbox One and Mobile.
Fortnite fans have until tomorrow to play the Fortnite Avengers mode in Battle Royale.
It means the event will have just lasted for a week, with it unclear if Epic Games will replace it with another limited time mode (LTM) tomorrow.
In a tweet today the Fortnite Twitter account revealed: “The Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup ends tomorrow…
“Wield the Gauntlet one last time.”