Ever since the launch of Fortnite, Epic has kept its audience busy with a constant stream of updates, more so than any other studio out there. You’re never too far from the next Fortnite update, bringing with it some kind of new item and a raft of new skins.
Fortnite updates really are mini-events within the seasons themselves, as Epic attempts to keep its players happy over the course of several months with similarly themed content. It’s not easy to churn out so much stuff so often, hence why they now mostly release major updates every two weeks with a hotfix in-between to release items that are already in the game.
If you’re wondering when the next Fortnite update is set to drop, read on.
Next Fortnite Update Day and Time
The next update for Fortnite is currently scheduled to take place after Epic’s winter holidays are over, which is unclear. On December 7th, the v28.01 update brought the Winterfest content to the game. There will likely be hotfixes for the controversial movement update and other issues, but don’t expect a big update from Fortnite until the new year.
Fortnite’s newest modes, Lego, Racing, and Festival, will all be hotfixed into the game from December 7-9.
The update will likely be released at 12 PM GMT / 8 AM ET. The game will need downtime, which will likely be super long due to the downtime lengths of all new chapter launches.
You do not need to pay anything to access the new content, as all Fortnite updates are entirely free. However, you will not be able to play Fortnite if you do not update as it’s an entirely online game.
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