Fortnite v12.61 Update is Out Now

A new Fortnite update is launching today (May 26) on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac, PC, and Mobile. 

Epic Games has confirmed it will be shutting down the game servers for scheduled maintenance and downtime up to three hours. During this time, the patch notes will be shared. Rumors regarding the v12.61 update and what it might contain, already emerged. Here is what you should expect. 

Fortnite v12.61 Update Latest Details

Epic Games has yet to publish its plans for its upcoming event, but it has provided some big hints. Recent leaks claim Midas will be behind the Doomsday event, which is anticipated to flood and sink parts of the island. 

Underwater hatches encompassing the Agency have allegedly been enabled, while update v12.60 game files indicate that flooding will occur soon. And it seems that this huge Fortnite event will take place at the end of the month (May 31), which means incredible new stuff is planned for this weekend. 

Fortnite update v12.61 could also arrive with new outfits for the item shop and some bug fixes. The only downside of this update is that the servers will be unavailable for three hours. The good news is that the downtime was announced, and Epic Game has released a rough outline for how long it might last. 

When Are Fortnite Servers Scheduled to Go Offline?

The Fortnite servers will go offline today (May 26) on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and Mobile, according to Epic Games. This means that Fortnite will be unavailable in the US from 2 AM ET. Also, the Battle Royale and Save the World modes won’t be available during that time. Devs announced the downtime could last up to three hours. However, everything may be done much sooner. The last updates have only taken around two hours to deploy, but that’s depending on how many fixes are included. 

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