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When will Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 be up? Typical Fortnite Down Time

These patches can take time.

Updated March 8, 2024

Fortnite will be down until 4pm CT at March 8, 2024 so developers can implement all Chapter 5 Season 2 changes. It usually takes a couple of hours, but this time we're looking at longer delay. To find out more visit this page often to check on Fortnite's status. Continue reading for more details about typical Fortnite downtimes.

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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 Fortnite downtime.

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How long will Fortnite be down? Typical Downtime in Fortnite

Putting an exact number on it is tough because not all patches are the same size. When Fortnite is down, downtimes are usually complete within 90-120 minutes of the servers being taken offline. Season launches may take longer, but that depends on the update's size.

Regarding these Fortnite downtimes, matchmaking is disabled 30 minutes before the update goes live. Once the update is live, the patching process is complete within 90-120 minutes, as mentioned before. However, to play the game, you will have to wait until 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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