The game that no one will shut up about and which taught the makers of Player Unknown Battlegrounds that you shouldn’t take success for granted, Fortnite Battle Royale has gone down for a temporary period as Epic Games readies the servers for the much anticipated 3.4 update.
Epic had previously warned fans that they should expect “extended downtime” but so far the servers have been out for two hours and there’s no sign of them coming back to life any time soon. While people anticipated that there’d need to be some server downtime, the game’s fans are starting to get a little bit itchy as the game remains offline.
Epic have revealed that as part of the 3.4 update players can expect new weapons and new outfits for the game, as well as the usual slew of bug fixes and optimisations.
Don't worry, it wasn't just you - Fortnite went down for everyone https://t.co/Dvjz2ueAjS— Metro (@MetroUK) March 29, 2018
“Powerful and mighty, the newly released Guided Missile can devastate targets. Complete control right at your fingertips. Skilled players can take advantage of its range and manoeuvrability to get around cover and land the final blow on their opponent.
“This update delivers several highly requested quality-of-life improvements to Save the World such as the introduction of Combat Pro control scheme and removal of Energy from sprinting. Hop around, you'll be sure to find lots of Easter Eggs… happy hunting!”
Fortnite goes offline globally for "extended downtime" https://t.co/19atlQK8qy— luke mullins (@mullins837) March 29, 2018
The full list of patch notes can be found below, but for now fans can expect the game to come back better than ever. It’s just an unfortunate question of “how much longer?”
Next Phase of Crossplay Improvements on Console
You can now add, remove, and manage Epic Friends from the main menu.
You can now send, receive, and respond to crossplay Party Invites.
Party Finder now includes Epic Friends on other platforms.
Enabled toggling of full screen mode with Alt + Enter on PC, and Option + Enter on Mac.
Increased the brightness and visibility of ammo boxes.
Fixed a rare bug where players could be launched up in the air after colliding with the world in tight spaces.
Fixed the edit mode UI appearing over non-player built structures in some cases.
Fixed other players not appearing to move smoothly while jumping.
Fixed some keys on non-QWERTY keyboards becoming unbound after restarting.
Fixed the Video Settings screen not updating properly after full screen mode is toggled.