Fortnite is offline today: The developer studio Epic Games is carrying out maintenance work lasting several hours on the morning of August 3, 2021.
The reason for this is the release of the 17.30 update for the Battle Royale shooter. Work has been going on since 1:30 a.m. and, according to current plans, should take around three hours.
Based on the experience of previous server work, however, it can be assumed that you will not be able to plunge into the battles again until noon. In addition, there may be delays due to technical problems.
So far, Epic Games does not have any patch notes for the 17.30 update of Fortnite published, which normally only happens after the server has been restarted.
However, there are already some indications. The development team had recently tweeted about a “UFO”. This is apparently some kind of alien equipment that should allow you to interact with stones, walls, cars and other objects.
It could be the Grab-Itron item that Dataminers had previously tracked down and that works like a kind of grappling hook.
Further details about the new features in the 17.30 update for Fortnite are not yet known. However, it can be assumed that Epic Games will have some bug fixes and optimizations for the Battle Royale shooter to offer, among other things.
By noon today at the latest, we should all be a bit smarter in this regard.
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