Fortnite Servers go Down for Maintenance as Season 4 Launches Today

Fortnite Servers go Down for Maintenance as Season 4 Launches Today

Fortnite Season 4 is right around the corner, and as such, the game has gone down for an extended maintenance period.

Fortnite Season 4 is set to launch today, on May 1, 2018, and as you can probably anticipate by now, the game is down for an extended maintenance period.

The official Fortnite Twitter account announed the news through the tweet just below, that the game would be taken offline right around 1 am PST/4 am EST/8 am BST. The game is offline at the time of writing, and there's currently no word on when it'll be live again, although we'll be sure to update this post when the Fortnite relaunches for Season 4.

There's actually an update for Fortnite available to download on all platforms right now, which seems to signal the arrival of Season 4. The update weighs in at roughly 2.3GB for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms.

Speaking of Fortnite Season 4, the brand new event for the game is set to go live as soon as the maintenance period has finished for the game. We don't yet know what new content will feature in the Season 4 update, but we do know that just like Season 3, Season 4 will last for right around 10 weeks, bringing in new Daily and Weekly Challenges every Thursday.

We'll be sure to keep this post updated to announce Fortnite coming back online for the launch of Season 4, but head over to our full Fortnite Season 4 guide, for everything you need to know about the new Battle Pass price, which you'll need to purchase if you want access to a whole new bunch of challenges and skins.

Hirun Cryer

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