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Fortnite v19.40 servers down: How long is the downtime

Epic has taken the Fortnite servers down for maintenance to push out the 19.40 update, and here's when the servers will be back online.
Fortnite v19.40 servers down: How long is the downtime

Fortnite 19.40 update will be releasing today on 1st March and will be adding a new Spider-Man outfit, weekly challenges, wild weed and more along with a bunch of bug fixes including the one where player outfits will glow with a bright blue ‘hologram’ effect in the lobby. 

Before the release of each update, Epic takes the game servers down for maintenance to get the patch ready to be pushed out. The maintenance for Fortnite 19.40 update has begun and the matchmaking has been disabled. Here's how long it will take for the servers to be back online.

When will Fortnite servers be back online?

Keep an eye on Fortnite Status Twitter handle to get the latest update.
Keep an eye on Fortnite Status Twitter handle to get the latest update. (Picture: Epic Games)

The players have been kicked out about 30 minutes prior to the 04:00 am ET and while there is no official announcement regarding the maintenance duration, it is expected to last for about two hours.

 

You will not be able to launch the game before the downtime is over and the update gets available.

You will have to wait for the Fortnite 19.40 update to arrive before trying to enter the game
You will have to wait for the Fortnite 19.40 update to arrive before trying to enter the game. (Picture: Epic Games)

The size of the update is expected to be around 2 GB however we still have to wait for the patch to get released to get the exact size.

We will update the article as soon as we get more details regarding the update and in the meantime, you can have a look at the Naomi Osaka Icon Series gear that will be available for purchase in the Fortnite Item Shop beginning 3rd March.

You can also participate in the Fortnite Naomi Osaka Cup beginning 2nd March to grab Naomi Osaka Outfit, Dark Priestess Naomi Outfit, Royale Racket Pickaxe/Back Bling, Portalforger Paddle Pickaxe/Back Bling, and Forbidden Ace Spray.

Make sure to check back with our dedicated Fortnite page throughout the entirety of Chapter 3. We'll make sure to update you with all the latest challenges, title updates, and more.

Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.