Is Fortnite Down Right Now? Not Responding Error October 3rd / 4th 2022

Players are reporting that the Fortnite servers are down today (October 3rd / 4th 2022. Here is the latest status.

It’s been just over two weeks since the launch of Fortnite chapter 3 season 4. The new season introduced several map changes, new items, a brand new Battle Pass, and much more.

The season is scheduled to end at the start of December, making it one of the shortest seasons of chapter so far and if leaks are to be believed, this could be the final season in chapter 3.

Before the season ends, we’ll have at least five major patch updates and the first has been announced by Epic Games.

The v22.10 update will go live tomorrow. As usual, the servers will go down for scheduled maintenance to prepare the servers, but it looks like the servers are already down.

Here is the latest status on the Fortnite servers on October 3rd / 4th 2022

Are the Fortnite Servers Down Right Now? 3 / 4 October 2022

Yes, as of October 3rd, 2022 at 12 AM BST, the servers are down.

Why Are the Fortnite Server Down? Why is it Not Working?

Epic will take down the Fortnite servers to prepare them for the latest release. They’ll announce when they’re expected to go down, which is usually at 4 AM ET.

However, Epic has stated that Fortnite is not working due to an undisclosed issue, the servers are being taken down early and downtime for the new update has started.

Here’s the official tweet from the Fortnite Status Twitter account:

Why is Fortnite Servers Not Responding October 3 4 2022

Fortnite Not Responding Error Message

Players are reporting receiving a “Servers Not Responding” error message when trying to play Fortnite. This is due to what we’ve mentioned above, the servers are down.

Fortnite Servers Not Responding

When WIll They Be Back Up?

The Fortnite servers should be back up at roughly 7 AM ET. However, Epic never states any set time when the servers will be back up.

Fortnite Server Status October 3 / 4 2022

We’ll keep an eye on the server status and update this as often as we can. The current Fortnite server status as of October 4th, 2022 at 12:37 AM is the servers are down.

Keep an eye on this page!

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Fortnite 22.10 Update Today (3.70) Early Patch Notes – 4 October 2022

Epic Games have announced a new Fortnite update released today, 22.10 (3.70). Here are the early patch notes for the October 4th, 2022 patch.

It’s been over two weeks since the launch of Fortnite chapter 3 season 4 with early rumors suggesting that this could be the final season of the chapter.

The v22.00 update introduced a number of major map changes, new features, and a new Battle Pass including Spider-Gwen and another version of Paradigm.

The release of a new major Fortnite update includes a number of new game files that are leaked by data miners during downtime.

The release of the new season update allowed data miners to leak a number of new weapons and items that’ll be introduced into the game later.

With Epic Games announcing the new Fortnite update that’ll be released today, 22.10, we know some of the new content we can expect to see.

Here are the early patch notes for the 22.10 Fortnite update.

Fortnite Scheduled Server Downtime

As usual, Epic Games released a tweet on the official Fortnite Status account announcing when downtime will begin for the 22.10 update.

Initially, Epic stated that scheduled server downtime will begin at the usual time, 4 AM / 8 AM UTC. However, a tweet released an hour later stated that downtime will start earlier, but no time was announced.

Its likely downtime will begin at 3:30 AM ET with matchmaking being disabled at 3 AM ET. Here are the official tweets from Epic:

Are the Fortnite Servers Down Today Right Now October 4 2022

Fortnite Update 22.10 Today

We’ll update this section of the article when the Fortnite servers are back online. We’d expect them to be back up at 7 AM ET.

22.10 Early Fortnite Update Patch Notes (3.70) – October 4th, 2022

According to data miner Hypex, we can expect a few changes in the 22.10 Fortnite update tomorrow.

Confirmed changes include the Boogie Bombs being vaulted once again along with chrome spreading to other areas of the map with some changes to the existing POIs.

Super styles will be added in this update along with Bytes’ challenges being introduced. Although not confirmed, there’s a chance we could be getting the Goo Gun or the Cobra DMR, both of which have been teased in trailers.

As you’d expect from a major update, there will be leaks and we could be getting more information on the next Star Wars collaboration along with more details about the upcoming Fortnite Halloween event, Fortnitemares 2022.

Be sure to check out this page to keep an eye on all the leaks and news from the new release!

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How to Complete All Fortnite x Discord Quests & Rewards – Official Discord Server

Here are all of the Discord x Fortnite challenges along with the three rewards available to unlock.

Epic Games have always provided the Fortnite player base with different ways to earn free cosmetics. Most recently, players were able to unlock three Birthday-themed cosmetics by completing challenges.

This morning, Epic announced the return of the Fortnite Discord quests, offering new Chapter 3 Season 4 cosmetic rewards by completing the Discord quests.

Players have until October 2, 2022, to complete the Discord Fortnite quests and earn the three available cosmetic rewards.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite x Discord collaboration including the list of challenges, rewards, how to participate, and more.

What Are Fortnite Discord Quests and How to Complete Them

The Fortnite Discord quests are limited-time challenges that players receive through any of the official Fortnite Discord servers.

These challenges can then be completed in-game. The first set of quests was introduced two seasons ago and as expected, it helped drive a large number of new members in the Fortnite Discord channels.

In order to participate and view the Fortnite Discord quests, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Select and join one of the official Fortnite Discord servers we’ve listed further down in this article.
  • Find and select the Paradise Discord quest channel.
  • Read the announcements on the channel
  • Click the “Start” button
  • Link your Epic Games account with Discord if you haven’t done so already. You’ll receive a bot message for this.
  • Click the link and follow the instructions.
  • Complete the quest and unlock the next quest.

Paradise Discord Quests in Fortnite

Paradise Fortnite Discord Bot

Fortnite Paradise Official Discord Server List

Here’s a list of all the official Fortnite Discord servers that you can join to complete the Paradise quests:

All Fortnite Paradise Discord Quest Cosmetic Rewards

There are a total of three free cosmetic rewards players can obtain by completing the quests. Players can unlock a banner by completing one quest, a loading screen for completing three, and a wrap for completing six.

Here are the names and a look at the Fortnite x Discord rewards:

  • After completing one task: Chrome-ified Reality Tree Banner Icon
  • After completing three tasks: Banana Flip Loading Screen
  • After completing six tasks: Chrome Flow Wrap

Fortnite Discord Paradise Quest Rewards

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Fortnite October Crew Pack 2022 – Red Claw Skin

Epic Games have just revealed the new skin and other cosmetics that will be in the Fortnite October Crew Pack 2022.

Players are able to purchase a Crew Pack in Fortnite every month, where they will have access to exclusive cosmetics. Previously released items may be made available again to Crew members at a later date, but they will never be sold to non-Crew members or given away to non-Crew members.

The Crew Packs subscriptions can be purchased directly from the Fortnite Item Ship or the Battle Pass purchase screen. If you have already purchased the current season’s Battle Pass, a one-time 950 V-Bucks return will be applied to your account when you buy the Crew Pack.

New cosmetics are released every month and Epic Games have just revealed the Skin for the October Crew Pack 2022 and we also know the other cosmetics that come in the pack.

Fortnite October Crew Pack 2022

The October Crew Pack contains a Skin, Back Bling, Wrap, Pickaxe, Loading Screen, Music Packs, and V-Bucks all of which can be seen in the image below:

Fortnite October Crew Pack 2022
Fortnite October Crew Pack 2022

The list of the cosmetics are:

  • Red Claw Skin
  • Black Fang Back Bling
  • Shredded Red Wrap
  • Red’s Rippers Pickaxes
  • Never Take Me Alive Loading Screen

Red Claw Fortnite Skin

The Red Claw Skin is of Epic rarity and has the description,

“Untamed, unstoppable.”

Fortnite Full October Crew Pack 2022
Fortnite Full October Crew Pack 2022

From the first image, you can see that there is a different style available for this Skin, which you will be able to choose in the locker when you select your character.

Let us know if you have a Crew Pack membership and what you think about these cosmetics in the comments section below.

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Fortnite Iron Man Zero Skin Bundle Leaked – How to Get It

Data miners have leaked the upcoming Iron Man Zero bundle which includes a skin, built-in emote, back bling, pickaxe, and loading screen.

We’ve had numerous Fortnite collaborations over the past couple of years. Not only do we get collaboration cosmetics throughout the season, we also get them in the Battle Pass.

In chapter 2 season 4, the entire season was Marvel-themed with POIs, items, and all the Battle Pass cosmetics being Marvel-themed. Last season, players could get Darth Vader and Indiana Jones from the Battle Pass.

This season, we have Spider-Gwen as a Battle Pass skin and if recent leaks are to be believed, we should be getting nine more collaborations before the year ends.

A few months, Epic Games announced yet another comic book series with Marvel, Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War. Players can get their hands of Marvel-themed cosmetics by purchasing the print version of the comic.

So far, players have been able to unlock the following cosmetics:

  • Spider-Man Zero outfit
  • Stark Seven Wrap
  • Adamantium Claws Pickaxe
  • Snikt! Snikt! Spray

The final issue of the Zero War Fortnite comic series releases on September 28th and the cosmetics that’ll be available have now been leaked by data miners.

Iron Man Zero Fortnite Skin Set

Epic Games encrypt certain cosmetics that they don’t want data miners to leak until they decrypt them. A set of Marvel-themed cosmetics were added with the launch of the new season of Fortnite.

These cosmetics have now been decrypted and data miners have leaked them all. The Iron Man Zero Fortnite skin has been leaked along with matching cosmetics.

Here’s what the Iron Man Zero skin set includes as well as what they look like:

  • Iron Man Zero Skin
  • Iron Man, Revealed Emote
  • Repulsor Pack Back Bling
  • Zero War Frontlines Loading Screen
  • Bladed Gauntlet Pickaxe

Iron Man Zero Fortnite Skin Set

The Iron Man Zero skin also comes with three different skin styles. Players can choose the color of the skin, whether they want the helm on or off, and the type of visor they want.

How to Get the Iron Man Zero Skin

If you purchased all five comics and redeemed the code provided with each one, you’ll be rewarded with the Iron Man Zero skin. The loading screen will be available to those that purchase issue 5.

However, the set will be available to purchase in the item shop at a later date.

Release Date

If you purchased all the print versions of the Zero War comics, the Iron Man Zero skin should be available on September 28th. There is no date for when it’ll be available to purchase in the item shop.

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Fortnite 5th Birthday 2022 Event – All Free Rewards & Quests

Epic Games celebrate the 5th Birthday of Fortnite Battle Royale with a small event that includes quests and rewards.

Each year, Epic Games will host a small event to celebrate another birthday for the Fortnite Battle Royale game mode. They usually only last a few days with a small number of challenges and rewards going live.

Two days ago, Epic officially announced the 2022 Fortnite birthday event, the popular battle royale game modes 5th birthday. As expected, we have three quests to complete that’ll provide players with three cosmetics.

The event is now live as of 2 PM BST on September 23rd, 2022, and is scheduled to end on September 27th. Here’s everything you need to know about the event including the challenges and free rewards that are available this year.

All Fortnite Birthday 2022 Challenges

We weren’t expecting a massive list of challenges for players to complete for the 2022 Fortnite birthday event, and that’s turned out to be the case.

There are only three challenges for the 5th Fortnite birthday which you can take a look at below:

  • Consume birthday cake in different matches (5)
  • Throw Birthday presents (5)
  • Use Balloons in a single match  (5)

Fortnite Birthday Challenges 2022

The challenges are easy to complete but if you need help with where to find birthday cake in Fortnite, we’ve got a short guide to help you over here.

5th Fortnite Birthday Free Rewards

Players are most excited about the free cosmetics they can get their hands on when there’s a new event. For Fortnite’s 5th birthday, Epic Games have provided players with the opportunity to get their hands on a back bling, pickaxe, and spray.

The name of the three cosmetics are:

  • Fuzzfetti Cake Back Bling
  • Celebratory Slice Pickaxe
  • Sparklecake Emoticon.

Here’s what the cosmetics look like:

Free Fortnite 5th Birthday Rewards 2022

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Fortnite Birthday Cake Map All Locations 2022 – Where to Find and Consume

Epic Games are celebrating the 5th birthday of Fortnite Battle Royale. The quests and rewards for the event are now live and one of the challenges requires players to consume Birthday Cake in different matches.

Epic has hosted an event each year to celebrate the birthday of Fortnite Battle Royale. Like last year, this year’s birthday event has come a few days after launching a brand new season.

Two days ago, Epic Games announced the 5th Fortnite Birthday including when it’ll go live and the challenges and rewards that’ll be part of the event.

The Fortnite 2022 Birthday event is live with a few challenges to complete that will unlock exclusive birthday-themed rewards.

One of the challenges we get every year is to consume Birthday cake in different matches. Here are the locations where you can find birthday cake on the Fortnite chapter 3 season 4 map.

Birthday Cake in Fortnite

Where to Find Birthday Cake in Fortnite 2022

It’s relatively easy to complete the “consume Birthday cake in different matches” challenge as they’re available at most major locations on the season four map.

However, we’ve listed the locations where you can find Birthday Cake below along with a map of where you’ll find them:

  • Rave Cave
  • Logjam Junction
  • Sleepy Sound
  • Shift Shafts
  • Reality Tree
  • Greasy Grove
  • Tilted Towers
  • Coney Crossroads
  • Herald’s Sanctum
  • Synapse Station
  • Chonker’s Speedway
  • Cloud Condos
  • Fort Jonesy
  • Rocky Reels
  • Lustrous Lagoon
  • Sleepy Sound
  • Shifty Shafts

Here’s the map with the locations:

Fortnite Birthday Cake Spawn Locations 2022

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New Fortnite Update 3.69 Patch Notes Today – 22 September 2022

Epic Games have released a brand new Fortnite update today, 3.69, on multiple platforms.

It’s been four days since Epic Games released a new season of Fortnite, chapter 3 season 4. There were a number of major map changes on the east side of the map as well as new items and features being added.

The season will end at the start of December, so season five will release just before Epic employees take a three-week break before the festive period begins.

In the meantime, we should have plenty of content over the next two and a half months with a rumored nine collaborations expected to go live before the year ends.

We should be returning to weekly updates with a major Fortnite patch update followed by a content update, and players are already looking forward to the next release.

Epic has just released a new Fortnite update today, 3.69, and here’s everything you need to know about the new release.

Fortnite 3.69 Update Patch Notes – September 22nd, 2022

The launch of a new season of Fortnite is usually an exciting time for players. However, although we get a brand new Battle Pass, changes to the loot pool, map changes as well as other changes, we usually see numerous bugs plaguing the game.

The launch of Fortnite chapter 3 season 4 has caused a few issues for PC players with constant crashes. There have also been stability issues on consoles including the PS4 and PS5.

Fortnite 3.69 Update

To address these issues, Epic has released the 3.69 Fortnite update today to address these stability issues on a number of platforms.

Here’s the list of platforms the September 22nd update has been released on:

  • PS4
  • PS5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • Android

Fortnite September 22 Patch Notes

As usual, the update hasn’t been released on the Nintendo Switch yet but Epic will tweet on the official Fortnite Status account when it’s been pushed live.

There’s nothing new to report for today’s update, but as mentioned earlier, we should see a content update release next week followed by a major patch release.

As always, we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news, guides, and leaks for Fortnite.

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Fortnite Reboot Rally: How to Get All Free Rewards, Challenges, How to Sign Up

Epic Games have announced the Reboot Rally Fortnite event that’ll provide players with the chance to get free cosmetic rewards including a wrap and pickaxe.

Epic Games have always provided the Fortnite player base with several ways to earn free cosmetics in-game. Every year during the Christmas Winterfest event, players can unlock a handful of rewards.

Last year, players could earn free rewards by completing the Winterfest challenges as well as opening a present each day in the Winterfest Cabin.

These cosmetics weren’t just your basic loading screen and emoticon with Epic providing two free skins along with wraps, pickaxes, emotes, gliders, and more.

Winterfest Presents 2021
Winterfest Presents 2021

We’ll likely see the Winterfest event return this year with the previous one becoming a huge success. In fact, the event was so popular that at the set time a new present was available in the cabin, but the servers would go down due to the sheer amount of players looking to log in and get their free cosmetics.

We’ve also had the chance to get rewards through community challenges, collaborations, tournaments, and more. Reboot a Friend has also given players the chance to unlock cosmetics including wraps and pickaxes.

In the v22.00 update that went live yesterday, data miners leaked an upcoming event similar to refer a friend that’ll unlock free rewards including a glider, pickaxe, and a wrap.

Epic Games have now confirmed that the event, Reboot Rally, is now live. Here’s everything you need to know about Reboot Rally in Fortnite including all the rewards that are available, how to sign up, and more.

How to Sign Up For Fortnite Reboot Rally

For the reboot a friend program, players needed to sign up on a website, but that isn’t the case with Reboot Rally. In order to get started, players can open their friend’s tab in the lobby sidebar.

You’ll be able to see the Reboot Rally section from there and if you’re an active player, you’ll see returning and new friends you can party up with in order to complete the Reboot Rally quests.

To simplify the steps, here’s how to get started:

  • Log in to Fortnite
  • Click the menu button that’s located at the top left side of the lobby
  • Navigate to friends
  • Click the Reboot Rally banner
  • Click view quests

How to Get All Reboot Rally Fortnite Rewards

There is a total of four different cosmetics players can unlock. In order to obtain these rewards, players need to complete quests that will reward them with points.

These points will then earn you the following rewards:

  • 50 points: Barb-B-Q Emoticon
  • 100 points: Freshly Forged Wrap
  • 150 points: Red Hot Revenge Pickaxe
  • 200 points: Fiery Descent Glider

Here’s a look at the Reboot Rally rewards:

Reboot Rally Free Fortnite Rewards

All Reboot Rally Fortnite Challenges Quests

Here’s a list of all the Reboot Rally Fortnite challenges:

  • Complete 1 daily quest with a friend
  • Complete 3 daily quest with a friend
  • Complete 6 daily quest with a friend

 

  • Rally your friends from their profile or the Reboot Rally event panel
  • Earn experience with a friend in Battle Royale, Zero Build, Team Rumble, and Creator-made experiences.

The above two challenges are staged quests, so we don’t know what the other stages are. The first three challenges will provide you with 10, 20, and 30 points. The Rally your friend’s challenge will give you 50 points, and they earn experience will provide 5 points per stage.

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How to Slide Kick in Fortnite

Here is how to slide kick in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Epic Games have done a great job of keeping Fortnite feeling fresh by adding new mechanics to the game. At the start of chapter 3, players were able to perform ‘parkour’ style manoeuvres such as having the ability to sprint and jump onto objects as well as holding onto ledges and hoisting yourself up.

There is a stamina bar, which will need some time to replenish in between sprinting, but there isn’t much time to wait. Whilst sprinting, you also have the option to slide, which can easily be done by pushing the crouch button whilst sprinting and this helps you to move around the map quicker and helps you to get a different angle on enemies. A new feature has been added to Fortnite in Chapter 3, Season 4 which allows you to slide kick, and here is how it works.

How to Slide Kick in Fortnite

Slide kicking has been added in the Fortnite update today and it’s very easy to perform. All you have to do is firstly make sure you have enough stamina to sprint, which you can see by looking at the stamina bar in the bottom left corner of your screen.

You also want to make sure you have enough distance between you and the enemy or object you want to deal damage to as you need momentum in order to carry the kick out.

How to Slide Kick in Fortnite
How to Slide Kick in Fortnite

What you need to do is start sprinting towards the enemy or object you want to deal damage to and simply slide a little distance away from it. You will continue sliding into the object, which will perform the slide kick and deal some damage.

There is no animation for the slide kick itself, but there is damage that will be done to the object you crash into. You can also do this new feature on a boulder to dislodge it, which is part of one of the challenges for this week.

Fortnite Knock Down Runaway Boulder Location
Fortnite Knock Down Runaway Boulder Location

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