Epic has announced the downtime for Fortnite patch 10.40.1. Take a look at what to expect when the update goes live.
Fortnite v10.40.1 looks to be the final patch of Season 10. Epic has announced the timing of the update, so here's everything we expect to see when you log in tomorrow morning.
Hi there!— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 1, 2019
Patch v10.40.1 arrives tomorrow.
Downtime will begin at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC), and the Patch Notes will be available when downtime ends.
The downtime for v10.40.1 will start at 4 AM. It's only a content update so I don't expect the downtime to last much more than an hour.
Epic has advised Switch owners that the patch will be larger than normal, so some bigger changes will probably be coming to that particular platform.
What to Expect
Here's what we're expecting from Fortnite v10.40.1.
The Overtime Challenges will be the real indication of when Fortnite Season 10 will end. As of now, the season is set to end on Sunday.
If Epic doesn't give us our Overtime Missions with tomorrow's update, though, we can safely assume that the end of the season will be delayed until next week.
Traditionally, Epic gives us a week or more to complete these overtime challenges. Six days is close enough - if they release tomorrow - and will give us more of a sense of when Epic is planning on moving to Season 11.
I'm honestly really confused why the countdown didn't appear ~20 minutes ago, considering that the event should take place in exactly 7 days. ??— ShiinaBR - Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) September 29, 2019
My current guess is that the countdown will appear either tomorrow or on Friday. We'll see.
Most Fortnite players were surprised that a countdown didn't appear on the Fortnite televisions ahead of next weekend's event.
We don't know the exact date of the even just yet, but players assume it will be next Saturday or Sunday based on the scheduled end-date of Season 10.
It's Monday afternoon as of this writing, and we still haven't seen a countdown to the event. We can again assume that everything will be delayed if this content update doesn't bring it.
More Event Information
We've seen a ton of Fortnite leaks involving the Season 10 end event. Sound files, effects, details, and voice recordings have all been found in the game files.
With v10.40.1, we should start to see some of these come into the game. Namely, the voice recordings from the Visitor should be available around the map.
Since this is only a content update, I don't expect many leaks to come out of it. We'll probably be working with the same information from the past week, but with more in-game clues that point to the eventual event.
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