Fortnite server downtime, chapter 3 release date – when is Fortnite back online? | Games | Entertainment

UPDATE: A new rumor suggests that the Fortnite server shutdown will end at 3 p.m. GMT on Sunday, December 5.

That’s according to PlayStation Support, which claims the game will be back online on Sunday afternoon.

“RUMOR: According to this image, PlayStation Support has said the new season will launch at 10 a.m. ET on December 5!” reads a tweet from Shiina.

“It would be about 4pm …? It seems unlikely, but possible!”

ORIGINAL: Fortnite Chapter 3 is about to begin, but only after an extended server downtime.

Fortnite’s epic end-of-season event ‘The End’ featured an appearance by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

The season ended with the island being toppled to reveal a brand new map. Unfortunately, the appearance of a huge tidal wave forces players to wait a little longer for the start of the season.

To set things up for the start of Chapter 3, Epic has taken the game offline for server maintenance.

There is no official downtime schedule, although previous reports suggest the game will remain offline until at least December 6.

Other reports suggest Fortnite will be back online at 9:00 a.m. GMT on December 7. Express Online will update this story with all of the latest developments.

In the meantime, anyone trying to log in will be greeted with the Fortnite loading screen and a message confirming that the game is going online.

If you manage to reconnect, you’ll see a distant character floating in the sea, next to the occasional floating box.

The new update should be available for download before Chapter 3, so expect more leaks to appear then.

As for the end of season event, things turned out just like in the trailer.

It all started with players battling big Guardian Monsters and Cubic Monsters, before a cutscene starring The Rock and Prison Jones.

After detonating the base and washing themselves in the water, players saw the island topple over as the Queen of Cube was destroyed.

After a brief glimpse at the new map, the tidal wave wiped out players. The camera would then zoom out, that’s when the downtime started.

Needless to say, the streamers will be streaming the whole thing. It’s similar to the Black Hole event, when the game was offline for days.

Based on previous leaks, the new season will feature Spider-Man as a playable character.

It’s also possible that Prison Jones and The Foundation will feature in the Battle Pass.

Other reports suggest that Epic Games will be adding saddles to the game, which will allow you to ride animals.

Neo from The Matrix and Boba Fett from Star Wars are both expected to appear in the Item Shop, alongside a new Battle Pass with new rewards.

This is in addition to a redesigned HUD and menu screens, as well as a whole host of in-game challenges.

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