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Fortnite downtime, patch size and Season 3 start time

Here's when the Fortnite downtime will start, and when Season 3 will possibly get underway with a bigger than usual Fortnite patch size.
With the Doomsday Device event complete, Fortnite fans are waiting in anticipation for Season 3 to get underway. Before the next season can begin, players will need to take a break as there will be Fortnite downtime with a new update, before the start of Season 3.

You should also expect the Fortnite Season 3 patch size to be bigger than usual.


When Fortnite downtime will begin

Epic Games has revealed the Fortnite downtime will begin at 07:00 UK time (GMT+1)




Fortnite Season 3 patch size

Epic Games has revealed it will be bigger than normal due to all the content in the new patch.

The Fortnite Season 3 patch size is 10.8 GB.


Fortnite Season 3 start time

With the downtime starting at 07:00 UK time (GMT+1), leaks will likely start appearing as dataminers go through the new update, revealing what players can expect from Fortnite Season 3. 

The exact Fortnite Season 3 start time is still unknown. However, you can expect Season 3 to start between 11:00 and 13:00 on 17th June 2020, judging by previous downtime lengths. 

We will update this article when Epic Games announces the downtime is over, so you can jump into Fortnite Season 3.

In case you missed the Fortnite Doomsday Device event, or couldn't get into the servers, you can check it out in full below.