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Fortnite downtime today: How long are Fortnite servers down for new update 18.30?

Bromsgrove Editorial 26th Oct, 2021

THE DAY has arrived for Fortnite fans as the long-awaited 18.30 update is launched across the globe.

Downtime for its servers began at 9am with creators Epic Games saying the popular platform will be up and running again before midday.

V18.30 comes just a week after the release of the Fortnitemares event and clues revealed this week suggest another classic item could be unvaulted.

This week’s competition looks to be between the Combat Shotgun and the Boogie Bomb, and it’s hard to say which will win.

The Combat Shotgun looks pretty likely to make a return, but there could be many Fortnite gamers hoping to avoid it dominating the Island, even for a short period.

There are also rumours that the Cube Town may finally transform into the rumoured Pyramid that was discovered last season.

Cube Town will reportedly turn slowly into a Pyramid dominated by the Cube Queen, although this remains unverified by Epic Games.

The Fortnite team has teased that more is being planned for October, telling fans earlier this month:

A message from the Fortnite support team reads: “Do you fight with force… or with groove?

“The v18.30 update is scheduled for release on October 26. Downtime will begin at approx. 4 AM ET (08:00 UTC), with matchmaking being disabled approx. 30 minutes before.”

“As mentioned above, Fortnite servers will start shutting down 30 minutes before 9am BST, meaning you could be kicked from live matches.”

More Halloween surprises are planned, so it will be interesting to see how the island will change before the end of October.

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