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Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 Start Time: When Will Fortnite Servers Be Back Up?

Fortnite servers are down. But don’t worry; they’re supposed to be. Following another cataclysmic live event, this time called The Big Bang, a whole new world is upon us in Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1. If you’re wondering when the Fortnite servers will be back up following the end of Fortnite OG, here’s what we know.

Fortnite down – when will servers be back up for Chapter 5 Season 1?

Fortnite is currently in scheduled downtime following the Chapter 4 finale event, The Big Bang. This means Chapter 4 is upon us and with it will come new weapons, a whole new island, and a new battle pass, among other things. But none of that matters until the Fortnite servers are letting players back into the game. Epic likes to keep this a surprise, but recent history suggests Fortnite will be playable again sometime around 4 AM PT – 7 AM ET / 7 AM PT – 10 AM ET tomorrow, December 3. This three-hour window is our best guess based on having covered several years of Fortnite by now, and as always, the actual time is subject to change for a number of reasons.

That’s because the patch deployment ultimately determines the launch time. It seems as though Epic aims for the earliest end of that launch window, 4 AM PT / 7 AM PT, but things can get delayed if the team runs into issues. Then again, Epic could even simply decide to launch the new chapter later–or even sooner–though that would seem less likely. Basically, if you want to set your alarm for a time to wake up, jump online, and beat the Fortnite queue (as best you can, anyway), you’ll want to aim for 4 AM PT / 7 AM ET. Still, be prepared to wait some amount of minutes before you can get into the lobby, as new seasons and chapters tend to come with queues that keep the game from crashing when many millions of players all seek to play it in the same moment.

Fortnite Chapter 5 is said to be something of a new beginning for the game, and from leaks and rumors, that seems to include new Lego, racing, and music game elements, though the world awaits more details on these new features, among surely many more soon to be revealed.

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