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Full Information on Fortnite: Battle Royale Season 4 – Release Time, Server Maintenance, and More

Published: 1/May/2018 16:34 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 13:06

by Calum Patterson


Epic Games provided more information on downtime and the release time of Season 4 in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

First introduced in September of 2017, the ‘Battle Royale’ portion of Fortnite has created an enormous amount of hype throughout the gaming community for a collection of factors.


Since its release, Epic Games have introduced a variety of new content weapons, items, outfits, and other additions to keep the game ‘fresh,’ with updates and patches being introduced weekly.

Although the game is ‘free-to-play,’ players have the ability to purchase a ‘Battle Pass’ for 950 V-Bucks (~$10.00) which offerers a variety of new features throughout multiple ‘tiers.’


With Season 3 coming to a close on April 30th, more information has been made available in regards to when Season 4 will begin including the release time, scheduled server maintenance, and more.

Fortnite: Battle Royale will experience server downtime on May 1st at 4:00 AM EST (1 AM PST, 9 AM PST) for the beginning of Season 4.

As of writing, it is unknown how long the Fortnite server maintenance will last, along with what will be included in Season 4.


We will continue to provide more information as it is made available.


Fortnitemares 2020 could be bringing back Zombie Husks with a twist

Published: 20/Oct/2020 3:12

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s annual Halloween event has evolved over the years though new leaks stemming from the 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares could hint at a return of controversial Zombie Husks.

Introduced back in 2017, Fortnitemares began as a Save The World event. It soon expanded as the spooky festivities took over the battle royale mode in 2018 as well. It was in this version of the annual event that players were forced to fend off hordes of Zombie Husks.


Cubes would spawn around the map as dozens of AI-controlled Husks would charge toward squads. It could often be overwhelming and outright end your run if they’re not taken care of instantly. This led to a rather drastic change in the 2019 event where individual Zombies would spawn at random while looting instead.

While certain emotes and various items have already leaked, we now have a new piece of intel on the upcoming Fortnitemares event. Nothing is set in stone though it appears the 2018 threat could be returning in some form.

Fortnite Zombie Husk gameplay
Epic Games
Zombie Husks were quite controversial in the 2018 Fortnitemares event due to just how many spawned at once.

In Fortnite’s 14.30 update, plenty was changed on the surface and under the hood. As new content was added in, Epic Games also made some secret adjustments in preparation for the Halloween-themed event.

“A sound for the Zombies cube spawners was changed in 14.30,” prominent dataminer ‘Mang0e revealed. While this could be nothing of significance, it would be odd for the developers to make a change like this out of the blue.

There’s no telling exactly how these cube spawners will be adjusted, though it seems certain they’ll be back in some form. 


This means every player will need to be on high alert just like in 2018. You won’t have individual jump scares to worry about this year, but overwhelming swarms of AI could threaten your run.

We won’t have to wait long to see how the annual event evolves this time around. The 2020 iteration of Fortnitemares doesn’t yet have a date locked in. However, things typically kick off in the final week of October. 

Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days as the frightful update rolls around. In the meantime, be sure to get ahead of the upcoming event with our rundown on everything we know about Fornitemares 2020 so far.