The first major update for Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 2 is finally here. According to official information, the downtime for the update will occur at 4:00 AM Eastern Time on April 5, 2022.
Given the nature of the update, players are requested to log off and end their game sessions to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. Given that servers will shut down 30 minutes prior to downtime, players should consider logging off by 3:30 AM at the latest.
How long will the Fortnite downtime last today (April 5)?
Given the zero-build fiasco that occurred with the playlist, developers will be looking to double check everything before booting up the servers again. Furthermore, given that a few major bugs in-game have to be smoothened out, testers will check everything as well before the downtime ends.
This being the case, the servers may be offline for three hours or a couple more at the most. However, incase of unforeseen events, things may take a while longer. It's impossible to be sure of the timeline.
New content and changes for Fortnite v20.10 update
Ever since Chapter 3 began, developers have been rather tightlipped about new content. Even the official downtime tweet does not hint at anything new. However, since V20.10 will be a major update, there's bound to be new content added to the game. Here's what players can expect to see soon:
1) Bugs no more!
Since the start of Chapter 3, bugs and glitches have taken center stage in the game. Every other day, technical bugs are being discovered. While most are not game-breaking, a few are frustrating. In this major update, Epic Games is going to address numerous bugs and glitches. Here is the list:
- Vehicle stuttering and jerking about while driving.
- Ziplines between wind turbines on Windbreakers Island not functioning.
- Fishing collection book resetting progress.
- Previews in the Item Shop map appear tilted.
- Last season's quests displayed on 'Tracked Quests' in HUD.
- Back Blings floating on some certain outfits.
- Bushrangers’ leaves shed excessively after sliding (yes, this is an actual bug).
Aside from General Top and Battle Royale issues, there are a few more problems from Save The World that will be addressed as well. Readers can read about them in the tweet below.
2) New Shotgun
According to Fortnite leaker HYPEX, there is a possibility for a brand new shotgun to be added after the v20.10 update ends. It will feature a single barrel and will shoot one round and then reload. The weapon will feature a tighter spread than the regular Pump Shotgun and each round will have nine pellets. Here are the stats:
While the weapon does sound intriguing in nature, Fortnite players will have to be extremely accurate to use the weapon efficiently. Missing a shot may result in the opponent getting the upper hand. Nevertheless, these stats are subject to change upon Epic Games' discretion.