Forward of Fortnite’s newest replace, the Epic Video games crew shut off the sport servers. The maintenance abruptly occurred tonight, and the crew has introduced that they will not return till someday within the early morning. The maintenance is making ready for replace 22.10, expected to drop within the early morning of October 4.

The announcement of the servers going down occurred shortly after 5 PM ET on the Fortnite Standing web page.

“Resulting from a problem, we’re coming into downtime early,” reads the Fortnite Standing tweet, following the announcement of the upcoming replace for 22.10. “Replace 22.10 will nonetheless launch tomorrow, October 4. We’ll allow you to all know when downtime has ended!”

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The tweet doesn’t supply an official time for the servers’ return. Nonetheless, the unique downtime was scheduled to occur at 8 AM UTC or 4 AM UTC. As a substitute, it occurred 11 hours earlier, shocking everybody. We don’t imagine this was scheduled maintenance from the Epic Video games crew, however the choice was probably made to make sure a clean replace time for gamers early on October 4.

With the maintenance occurring earlier than expected for Fortnite’s replace 22.10, we anticipate it to observe the identical sample of being obtainable early within the morning for October 4. Nonetheless, we wouldn’t have any affirmation from the Epic Video games crew. We think about in the event that they must take longer with their maintenance, they will attain out to gamers by their Fortnite standing and will probably reply to the thread they’ve already made for replace 22.10.

It’s shocking the servers needed to be taken down earlier than expected, but it surely’s good to see the communication from the Epic Video games crew. Whereas gamers gained’t be capable of entry to recreation all through Monday night time, it’s higher than coping with any issues all through the week.

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