FORTNITE SERVER STATUS UPDATE –

Epic Games has announced via the official Fortnite Status Twitter account that the game should now be back online with update 12.61 ready to be downloaded.

“Downtime for v12.61 has ended. Drop back onto the field.” a Tweet from the account confirmed at 9.32am BST.

All platforms – PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mobile – should now be able to download the new update for the game.

As per usual, players could be waiting some time for any official patch notes since Epic Games don’t really do that anymore.

We’ll be sure to update should anything significant be discovered by the community, including potential leaks related to the new Doomsday event, coming later this week.

Original Story Follows – Fortnite servers are shutting down this morning as Epic Games prepares to release their next big Fortnite update 12.61 for all platform players – PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mobile.

Epic Games announced the news late last night that they’ll be releasing a new Fortnite update for the game on Wednesday, May 26.

Writing on Twitter, the Epic Games official Fortnite Status account told fans:

“Hi, everyone.v12.61 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. Downtime will begin at 2 AM ET (0600 UTC). We’ll post updates when downtime begins and ends.”

The developers will provide an update on when server maintenance has ended, but you can likely expect it to last roughly two hours and end at 9am BST.

Although it’s possible it can take slightly longer. Problems do occur now and again after all.

In fact, last week the 12.60 update required Fortnite server downtime to take four hours and 30 minutes.

So as we mention, its possible the downtime today could take longer.

For those unaware, this means matchmaking will be temporarily disabled for all Fortnite modes, which includes the more popular Battle Royale mode, as well as Fortnite Save the World and Fortnite Creative.

This new update will bring the game up to Fortnite version 12.61.

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Whilst it’s unlikely to be the biggest update since the game launched, it will likely contain plenty of new files related to the game’s upcoming Doomsday event which is expected to be the big season-ending event for the game.

Following this weekend’s big event, we should start seeing teasers for the new season, which begins next week.

Season 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2 will officially end on June 4 with Season 3 scheduled to start immediately afterward.

It’s not known precisely what will happen during this big seasonal event, or what impact it might have on the game as a whole.

But given some of the in-game teasers, such as posters showing characters in the water wearing rubber safety vests, combined with the shark showing in one poster.

This all gives the sense that whatever happens it’s likely going to cause some sort of flooding somewhere in the map.

Stay tuned for more details, leaks and hopefully some official patch notes confirming all changes later today with Fortnite update 12.61.

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