Epic Games has announced a brand new Fortnite update, v24.01 (3.85). Here’s everything we know about the latest release.
It’s been ten days since the launch of Fortnite chapter 4 season 2, the new season introduced several new locations on the southeast side of the map along with new vehicles, weapons, and the Kinetic Blade.
We weren’t expecting a new patch release this week with data miners stating that the next major release wasn’t scheduled until the week commencing March 27th.
However, Epic Games has announced a new update, v24.01, released today, March 20th, 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest release.
Are the Fortnite Servers Down Right Now? March 20th, 2023 Scheduled Downtime
When Epic Games release a new patch release for Fortnite, the servers go down for a couple of hours. That’s no different with the release of the v24.01 (3.85) update.
Epic Games have stated that the servers will go down for scheduled maintenance at 4 AM ET / 8 AM UTC. Matchmaking will be disabled 30 minutes prior to the downtime.
The servers will likely be back online at roughly 6 AM ET / 10 AM UTC. We’ll update this article when the servers are back online.
Fortnite Update 3.85 (v24.01) Patch Notes – March 20th 2023
As you can tell by the update number, v24.01, today’s update won’t include any major additions that we’re used to seeing in other major releases.
It’s likely this update might include some Creative 2.0 (UEFN) files along with some bug fixes and performance improvements. Players have been complaining about jittering and other performance issues since the first day of the season. Hopefully, these issues will be resolved in the 3.85 update.
It’s unlikely there will be any new cosmetics that’ll be added to the files. Previous v.01 updates haven’t included any new cosmetics but if there are, we’ll be sure to cover any leaks during downtime.