Fortnite fans, brace yourselves for an unexpected update- the v24.01 patch is coming out of the blue on this Monday, March 20, 2023. Though it is not a major update, fans are still eagerly waiting for it to commence. Here’s what to expect: Looking at the downtime and possible stability issues As expected, Fortnite developers, Epic Games, will take the server offline to implement the v24.01 patch. The downtime will begin at 4:00 am Eastern Time, and it is expected to last for an hour or so. If stability issues are evident, then the downtime can extend until testing becomes satisfactory.
Players enjoying a game of Save The World should log out beforehand to prevent losses. Since this is just a basic patch, the downtime for today shouldn’t last any more than an hour or so.
Fixes and content changes for the Fortnite update
According to leaker/data-miner ShiinaBR, players should not expect any significant changes in terms of content for the v24.01 patch. Since this is a minor update, only performance issues fixes will be done. Epic Games will likely add supporting files for the upcoming Unreal Editor for Fortnite.
While major content changes are not expected, collaborations keep on coming. Fans are speculating that something might be brewing, especially with the release of John Wick: Chapter 4 on March 24, 2023. Fans are hoping that a John Wick collaboration will be in the works.
Aside from John Wick, there has been rumors of another potential collaboration featuring Doctor Who. With the official Doctor Who account teasing something big, fans expect that Fortnite and Doctor Who collaboration could happen soon.
John Wick and other collaborations
The previous John Wick collaboration in the Battle Pass of Fortnite Chapter 1 Season 9 was warmly received by fans. Since other characters like Charon, Bowery King, and Caine were not included in the previous collaboration, they would make excellent characters for the game.
With the Mega City theme for Season 2, John Wick characters would fit perfectly. Epic Games could release them as Outfits, and players could spend V-Bucks to purchase them from the Item Shop.
Aside from the John Wick collaboration, possible Doctor Who collaboration in the works could bring so much excitement to the game. With possibilities of skins, weapons, and other collectibles, the Doctor Who collaboration is sure to bring wild in-game content.
While no major changes may be evident, Fortnite fans are delighted with the surprises that v24.01 patch could bring. With different collaborations in the air, the future looks exciting for the game. As players wait for the servers to come back up online, they can only hope that the patch will bring substantial upgrades and fixes to the game.