Fortnite has a very regular pattern when it comes to updates. Their updates go live every alternate Tuesday. These update notifications are first listed on the official Fortnite Status twitter page. Moreover, if there's any emergency downtime, that will also be listed. That said, here's everything we know about the Fortnite downtime.
When will Fortnite be back up? Typical Downtime in Fortnite
It's really difficult to put an exact number on it because not all patches are the same in terms of size. However, Fortnite downtimes are usually complete within 90-120 minutes of the servers being taken offline. Season launches may take longer, but that depends on the size of the update itself.
When it comes to these Fortnite patches, matchmaking is disabled 30 minutes before the update goes live. And once the update is live, the patching process is complete within 90-120 minutes, as mentioned before. However, to be able to play the game, you will have to wait till your system finishes downloading the patch. Once the patch is applied to your game files, you can start queuing up in Fortnite again, provided the servers are live.
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