Epic Games have recently announced the downtime time and date for the v9.01 Fortnite update.

Update: Downtime has begun! Read the patch notes for the v9.01 update here!

Epic Games have taken to social media to announce the downtime time and date for the v9.01 Fortnite update.

Dowtnime will begin tomorrow, May 15th at 4 AM ET (8 AM UTC). The Tweet from the official Fortnite Twitter accounts states the following, “Get up close and personal when the v.9.01 update releases tomorrow, May 15. Downtime begins at 4 AM ET(0800UTC)”.

The servers will go down for maintenance at 4 AM ET, however, players won’t be able to join a game 30 minutes before downtime.

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The MOTD (in-game news feed) updated early today to announce that a brand new weapon would be coming to the game, the Tactical Assault Rifle.

Fortnite Tactical Assault Rifle
Fortnite Tactical Assault Rifle

The tactical assault rifle was leaked in the v9.00 update last week along with the stats. The Assault Rifle will take light bullets and there will be three rarities of the weapon, Rare, Epic and Legendary.

The new AR will deal 22/23/24 damage and will take light bullets as ammo. The fire rate for each rarity will be 7, the magazine size will be 30, and the reload time for the Legendary variant will be 1.98 seconds.

Fortnite Tactical Assault Rifle Leaked
Fortnite Tactical Assault Rifle Leaked
Leaked Fortnite Tactical Assault Rifle Stats
Leaked Fortnite Tactical Assault Rifle Stats
Legendary leaked Tactical Assault Rifle
Legendary leaked Tactical Assault Rifle

As well as the Tactical Assault Rifles, leaks suggest we’ll be getting a John Wick LTM where players will be able to earn different cosmetics by completing challenges.

Fortnite John Wick Assault Rifle
Fortnite John Wick Assault Rifle

We’ll keep you up to date with everything the v9.01 update has to offer including leaks, map changes and more if there are any.

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Jaime
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Jaime

Why light amo

Joseph Quentel-Watson
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Joseph Quentel-Watson

good point

L0G4NXI
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L0G4NXI

Why not aha dont complain thats good better than rockets haha

MasterSniperX
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MasterSniperX

If its a AR why does it take light ammo, I understand id theres not enough guns that take light ammo but then please make it a SMG like weapon

allylikesbigpeen
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allylikesbigpeen

drumgun is an smg and it had ar ammo

Mafan
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Mafan

IRL Ar can use 9mm aswell, 9mm = Light ammo

anfgel
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anfgel

why that lil damage

Shrek Ogre
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Shrek Ogre

Please remove the combat shotgun

Cringe
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Cringe

And bring back the pump.
Vault the drum gun to

Mike
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Mike

No its the best ar

Stefan
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Stefan

Take fortbites out of the game

CaptinHelp
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CaptinHelp

Fortnite insider do not work for epic and if you don’t like Fortbytes then they can’t remove it as it is new in this battle pass making it permanent

Donny L Rupp
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Donny L Rupp

If u like the drum gun your a bot….its a non skill base weapon that rips builds and now that u cant deliver a 200 plus pump shot to the mouth its completely over powered

Tareq
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Tareq

Bring pump shotgun back

Nathan
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Nathan

Have u not seen the shops around the map? Theres a shop called “double plump” so if u were smart enough u would see what they are doing

Lender
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Lender

Bring back pump and vault the tactical pump

Yeetusmeetus
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Yeetusmeetus

SO the m416 from PUBG is coming in to fortnite.

Tahj
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Tahj

Put one shot solos in