‘Fortnite’ schedules downtime today for 12.60 update

Fortnite downtime scheduled for today will be kicking off at around 7 am GMT, on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Mac and Mobile. The latest message from Epic Games explains: “Hi, everyone. v12.61 is scheduled for Tuesday, 26May . Downtime will begin at 2 am ET (0600 UTC). We’ll post updates when downtime begins and ends.” Epic Games’ scheduled maintenance is expected to run for less than three hours, with patch notes being shared during that time. Rumours regarding Fortnite update 12.61 suggest a new end of season event is also being worked on and there could be some big news found by data miners regarding Doomsday. Epic Games has yet to announce its plans for its next event, but they have provided some big hints. Recent leaks suggest Midas will be behind the Doomsday event, which is expected to flood and possibly submerge parts of the island.Underwater hatches surrounding the Agency have reportedly been activated, while update 12.60 game files suggest that some kind of flooding will take place soon. And it appears that this big Fortnite event will take place on May 30, which means big things are being planned for this weekend.Fortnite update 12.61 is also expected to include a range of bug fixes and some new outfits for the item shop. All platforms – PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mobile – should now be able to download the new update for the game. As per usual, players could be waiting some time for any official patch notes since Epic Games don’t really do that anymore.