Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Downtime Maintenance

When Can I Play Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2? – Server Downtime Explained

Later than expected

While Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 was initially scheduled to drop today, Epic Games has announced a massive delay in its delivery. But the game should still be playable today despite this huge bummer, right? Right?!

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When Will Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 Be Available?

Originally believed to be routine maintenance, Epic Games has encountered an unexpected error during the latest update, forcing them to extend the downtime period for Fortnite for a few more hours than initially planned.

On the official Fortnite Status page on X (formerly Twitter), the company initially apologized for the issues and announced they’ll need to extend their maintenance for at least eight more hours. But then on the official Fortnite Server Status website, the downtime was extended. Because of this, we can expect servers to be down at least until 8:00 PM ET, or 5:00 PM PST.

No specific details were provided about what could have caused these issues. While such problems are to be expected during big updates, it’s quite uncommon for something to break the game to the point of having such lengthy maintenance times. As this article is being written, no compensation has been announced either.

Fortnite is entering its fifth chapter of the current season and is bringing many exclusive Olympian-themed skins such as Zeus and Hades, as well as adding plenty of similar elements to the environment. From mythological areas such as The Underworld to new temporary items such as the Thunderbolt of Zeus, it’s time to learn what it means to be a mythical God on the battlefield. When servers are finally back, of course.


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Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.