FORTNITE servers went down this morning as Epic Games rolled out update v17.50.
Servers went down this morning at 1am PT / 4am ET / 9am BST / 10am CEST in preparation for the update.
Downtime lasted around three hours, but the game is back up and running so if you’ve been itching to dive back in, you can.
Update 17.50 is the last update before Fortnite season 7 comes to a close, so we’re expecting a ton of new content to mark the occasion.
We’re expecting some alien-themed goodness as hinted by the Fortnite service updates Twitter account.
While dataminers have yet to sift through the files to find out what’s in store, Fortnite leakers and official teasers have thrown a few clues our way.
We need to talk about Kevin
Epic Games CCO, Donald Mustard, tweeted a not-so-subtle hint that players would see the return of the Kevin the Cube before the season is out.
For those who need a refresher, Kevin the Cube debuted in Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 5.
He rolled his way around the island causing havoc and we’ve not seem him since we entered Chapter 2.
He was spotted during the in-game Ariana Grande concert, and Mustard’s tweet seems to seal the deal.
After the abduction of Coral Castle, and Slurpy Swamp, it’s likely that Corny Complex is next on the list of locations to be beamed up.
The Imagined Order’s secret base is underneath the complex, so chances are it’s the next target.
Fortnite update v17.50 early patch notes
Epic has shared a brief overview of bug fixes for update v17.50 and you can check them out below:
- Major bug fixes
- Fixed an issue involving being unable to use inventory items after swapping from a Prop-ifier to a Consumable
- Minor bug fixes
- We’ve reduced the number of Epic Quests needed to unlock Superman’s additional rewards
- Previous: 63 / 68 / 73 / 78 / 84 Quests
- New: 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50 Quests
- Please note that the High Tech Hijinks Wild Week will not apply to competitive playlists
The playlist menu has also had an overhaul, with new categories and tags added so that finding your favourite game or experience will be easier than ever.
You can browse in Featured, as well as saving your favourites to access in your library.
The collection is a mixture of official Epic Games and community-made content, so have a peruse to see what’s available post-update.
Once the community has time to rifle through the files, we’ll update you as to what they find.
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