Fortnite Downtime For Today (May 17th), Server Status: One of the biggest updates for Chapter 3, Season 2 is going to be live very soon and the process for the same has started. Fortnite officially announced about the servers’ downtime and the matchmaking status on their social media handles.
Around 03:30 EST, Fortnite dropped a tweet informing players about the disabling of matchmaking for the v20.40 update. However, no certain time was mentioned when it’ll be back.
We're beginning to disable matchmaking in preparation for the v20.40 update, with server downtime beginning soon.
We’ll let you all know when downtime has ended! pic.twitter.com/uelt7hQQ7Y
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) May 17, 2022
Let us know what the important updates coming in v20.40 are and when we can expect servers to be back.
All You Need To Know About Fortnite Downtime For Today (May 17th)
Earlier, Fortnite announced about the downtime for the servers. The reason for the servers to down was the release of a new update. The downtime was scheduled for 9am BST in the UK, and 4am ET in North America. Moreover, players will be able to finish their matches on the time.
Starting tomorrow in v20.40, V-Bucks purchased on PlayStation can be used across Xbox, PC, cloud gaming, and Android too! Read more about this update to Fortnite Shared Wallet here:https://t.co/dBGRAOJ8WR
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) May 16, 2022
The servers will be a unified one, meaning it’ll be down for every platform including Xbox, Switch, and PlayStation.
According to several reports, the servers will be back around 11:00 am EST. However, nothing is made official yet and it might take some more time or the maintenance might end sooner than this.
One can check the official social media handles of Fortnite to keep updated about the servers. But, the expected time to come back to the servers is around 11:00 am EST.
What To Expect From New Update?
Fortnite v20.40 update is going to be the last update for Chapter 3: Season 2 and according to rumors, it’s going to be one of the biggest ones too.
Fall Guys x Fortnite *could* be announced in tomorrow's 20.40 Update. This Is also the LAST update of Chapter 3: Season 2. So it should be very large. 🧐
— Happy Power (@HappyPower) May 16, 2022
The highlight of the update is going to be the Fall Guys x Fortnite collaboration, which is not yet confirmed but is highly likely to arrive in the game this time.
It’ll be interesting to see if the collaboration happens in this update or if the players will have to wait for another season to play it.