Fortnite fans are counting down to the release of a surprise new end of week update. Fortnite update 30.01 has been given a May 31 release date on PS5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android. Surprisingly given the lack of new content, the Friday morning update will be accompanied by a period of server downtime, which kicks off when matchmaking is disabled at 8.30am BST UK time. While server maintenance is never a good thing, Epic has hinted that the game won’t be offline for a lengthy period of time, which means we shouldn’t be without Fortnite for too long. The flipside, however, is that the new update probably won’t add any exciting new features and content, so don’t get your hopes up for any new weapons, POIs or items.

Provided there are no last minute issues, server downtime should only last for around an hour, which means you should be able to start playing by around 10am BST.

The news was announced by Epic Games on X, alongside confirmation about what the update will contain.

“We’re taking a brief downtime tomorrow 5/31 at 4 AM ET to roll out some bug fixes,” reads an Epic tweet.

“Matchmaking will be disabled 30 minutes before downtime begins.”

As you can see from the tweet, the update will primarily focus on fixing some of the bugs that have plagued the game since the launch of Season 3.

You can check out the Fortnite update 30.01 patch notes below.

Fortnite update 30.01 patch notes…

CONFIRMED CHANGES

• Reduced Machine Gun Turrets accuracy and Grenade Launcher Turrets damage to structures.

• Reduced vehicle health in Solos.

• Boss cars do not automatically regen health anymore.

• Boosted damage dealt to vehicles from Boom Bolts.

• Increased Nitro Gauntlets recharge time.

• Reduced Nitro shoulder bash damage to players.

GENERAL ISSUES

• Completing the purchase of a Jam Track through the “View More” button may cause you to lose other button functionality in the Shop.

– If you encounter this bug, please restart Fortnite to regain Shop functionality. Cancel Purchase can still be accessed through the Return or Cancel Purchase screen in the Account and Privacy section in Settings.

BATTLE ROYALE

• The setting ‘Lock Input Method as Mouse’ is not working correctly

– The Lock Mouse Input setting may not function as intended

• Daily Quest background appears empty

– When completing all the Daily Quests, the background appears empty.

• Players that use any form of Nitro and land in water will lose their fall damage immunity.

– We’re aware of a bug where players that use any form of Nitro and land in water will lose their fall damage immunity.

ROCKET RACING

• Vehicle spawns under the track when loading certain tracks

• Tracks sometimes have unexpected collisions