The Fortnite community have been told to expect a longer downtime than usual, the update is rather large. Epic Games will make the new patch available to download at some point during today’s downtime for the 16.20 update.

The patch will be released across PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch and Mobile at the same time. In the UK Fortnite servers went down at 7am this morning, Tuesday 13th April. For gamers in the United States, maintenance started much earlier at 12:01am Tuesday 13th April.

Epic plan to bring all the servers back on at the same time so nobody will be waiting around to dive into the new update. This being said Epic Games haven’t announced how long the servers will be down for but they did warn it will be longer than normal.

Epic shared: “The road is what you make it. Update v16.20 is scheduled to release on April 13. Downtime will begin at approx. 2 AM ET (06:00 UTC).”

“Trick out your ride with new wheels. Bow and arrow Sharpen those bow skills and focus up for a special Duos Cup. Exploding head 50-player matchmaking in Creative.

“Please note: Downtime will be starting earlier than normal. This downtime will be of a longer duration than normal. The patch will be released for download a few hours into downtime.”

Fortnite update 16.20

Patch Notes

  • Knockback: Shuffle & Comeback [Duos] enabled!
  • String Change: Scrap Bow -> Mechanical Bow
  • New LTM added named “Lead Alloy”
  • Grappler Bow and Splinter Bow added
  • New Offroad Car Tires added
  • Marshmello and Major Lazer Bundles have been updated
  • Brie Larson, Leleo and Rakanoo locker bundles
  • New Creative Islands
  • New Creative Devices added (including vehicles) but not enabled

New Map



Bug Fixes

Main Issues

  • Can’t create system-level parties between PS4 and PS5
  • Code Green Wrap not showing numbers

Battle Royale

  • Arena playlist issues
  • Storm visibility is clear when on Performance Mode
  • Coconuts and Slurpshrooms temporarily disabled

Save The World Main Issues

  • Directive: Mission Alert 2! Not properly tracking completions

Creative Main Issues

  • Vehicles moving incorrectly
  • Spawn with ‘Pickaxe’ Creator setting still spawning with Pickaxe.

Main Mobile Issues

  • Blurry cosmetics in the lobby – Switch

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