Fortnite shutdown today: Epic servers turned off to update Fortnite 15.40 | Games Fun

UPDATE: Fortnite servers are now unable to be maintained as Epic Games runs the 15.40 update on all platforms.

Today’s downtime is expected to be short, and the maximum operating time is estimated at three hours. However, as in previous weeks, Fortnite servers are expected to be online again before noon in the UK.

ORIGINAL: Epic Games is launching its next major update to the Fortnite season, offering new content via a new patch. The good news is that the 15.40 update is scheduled for release today, February 16, 2021.

Epic Games has also shared a few teasing regarding the big patch, which involves a development team returning an unauthorized favorite. What that means is anyone’s guess, but some fans are hoping it includes the return of Pump Shotgun.

Here’s what we know to tease about Fortnite update 15.40 for today’s patch:

  • Return with an unwelcome favorite!
  • Fun for the whole team! The characters will have more Exotics available to their allies (or enemies).
  • LTMs are coming soon: Air Royale and the Floor is Lava.
  • Adjust the level of detail of the object / creation in PC Perf Mode alpha.

By the way, Epic Games has confirmed plans to adjust the level of detail of the object / workmanship in PC Perf Mode alpha.

Based on the number of teasers sent, today’s Fortnite update could be one of the season’s finals.


Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite servers fail at 9:00 GMT, but did not provide much information on how long maintenance will take.

According to an estimate shared on the Epic Games website, Fortnite servers could crash for a total of three hours.

This is the longest possible prediction, which means that servers are likely to grow much sooner than possible.

For players in the United States, Fortnite server downtime will begin at 4 a.m. Eastern Time, on all platforms.

And with a scheduled completion date for Feb. 17, it will be interesting to see if this latest update changes anything.

The full description of the event reads: “February 10 – February 17, community battles take place: Hearts Wild Team Battles brings 65 creators with players from all Fortnite servers into a series of unique challenges. Help your favorite creators to earn as many points as possible for the opportunity to claim some sweet prizes in the game.

“To join the fun, visit the Hearts Wild Team Battles website to join the creator team and stay up to date with the latest challenges and rankings. Each participating group is represented by 5 different teams of creators. Seats are limited (20,000 per team), so join now!

“Between February 10 and 17, registered players can participate in new challenges every day. Keep track of your team’s challenge list and site progress. The higher the position of your team among teams from the same group, the more your team will eventually be able to achieve in the game. “