Fortnite update 24.01 patch notes: Downtime details & what’s included?

Daniel Megarry
A Fortnite loading screen

Fortnite update 24.01 has arrived, but what’s included with this patch? Let’s find out.

It’s only been a couple of weeks since Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 started, but Epic Games is already launching a mid-season update for the game.

These patches usually add new weapons, make map changes, or deliver new quests to complete, but the 24.01 update is a little bit different as it doesn’t seem like there’s much changing at all.

We’ve rounded up everything we know about Fortnite update 24.01 below.

A logo symbolising updates and downtime in Fortnite

Fortnite update 24.01 downtime details

Downtime for the 24.01 update in Fortnite began at 1AM PT / 4AM ET / 8AM GMT on Monday, March 20, 2023, and lasted just under two hours.

Fortnite is back online now, so you can jump in whenever you want!

Fortnite update 24.01 patch notes

Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)

According to leaker Shiina, the main reason for this 24.01 update is to add the “final touches” for Unreal Editor for Fortnite, the long-awaited PC application for creating new games and experiences for Fortnite.

It’s set to launch on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, so there’s not long to wait now!

“Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) is a new PC application for designing, developing, and publishing games and experiences directly into Fortnite,” explained Epic Games in a blog post about the new application.

“With many of Unreal Engine 5’s powerful tools and workflows at your fingertips, including custom asset import, modeling, materials and VFX, Sequencer and Control Rig, you’ll have a whole new world of options for producing and publishing games and experiences for Fortnite that can be enjoyed by millions of players.”

Bug fixes for Xbox Series S

The official Fortnite Status account on Twitter has confirmed that bugs involving 120 FPS and Splitscreen mode on Xbox Series S were fixed during downtime.

And that’s it! It seems like there won’t be any new skins or cosmetics added in this update. It also doesn’t look like there have been any map changes or weapon changes either.

Considering this was a 24.01 patch rather than a 24.10 patch, it makes sense that it’s just a small update. Fingers crossed that the next update is a bigger one.

While you’re here, check out some of our Fortnite guides below:

Rarest skins in Fortnite | How to use Reality Augments | Best Fortnite skins of all time | How many people play Fortnite? | How to win in Fortnite | How to refer a friend in Fortnite | All Fortnite crossovers & collabs | Best guns in Fortnite | Best Fortnite landing spots | Fortnite dances list | Where to find all Exotic & Mythic weapons in Fortnite | Are there any free V-Bucks codes in Fortnite? | How to play Fortnite split-screen | How to get free Fortnite skins

Sign up to Dexerto for free and receive:
Fewer Ads|Dark Mode|Deals in Gaming, TV and Movies, and Tech