Are Fortnite servers down? Downtime explained as preparation for update begins

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The new Fortnite update comes ahead of Star Wars Day celebrations of 4 May

Fortnite servers have entered into a planned downtime amid preparations for a new update.

The official Fortnite Status Twitter account wrote: "We're beginning to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v24.30 update, with server downtime beginning soon. We'll let you know when downtime has ended!"

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The tweet was written at 7:34am, with no update on when the servers will be back online issued at the time of writing.

Because this is a planned outage from Epic Games, you should not be concerned if you're experiencing issues with your Fortnite server - this is to be expected.

Fortnite servers have gone down to prepare for a new update (Photo: Epic Games)Fortnite servers have gone down to prepare for a new update (Photo: Epic Games)
Fortnite servers have gone down to prepare for a new update (Photo: Epic Games) | Epic Games

In a tweet from Epic Games on 27 April, it was confirmed that Fortnite will be celebrating Star Wars Day once again on 4 May (May the 4th (be with you)).

It seems like the 24.30 update will feature an Anakin Skywalker skin, as well as other Star Wars related items, like weapons and perhaps even a big bad boss to fight.

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