Epic Games will release the first major update for Fortnite OG, 27.10 (4.06). Here’s all the information you need for the latest release including scheduled downtime, early patch notes, and more.
It’s almost been two weeks since Epic Games released Fortnite Chapter 4: OG. The new season has been a huge success with Epic recording their best-ever day in Fortnite history.
More than 44 million players jumped in on November 4th, 2023 to increase everything the Fortnite OG update had to offer with over 102 million hours of play.
It was obvious the new Fortnite OG season would bring back a large number of old player base but nobody would have expected the game to hit the numbers it did.
With the season ending on December 2nd to make way for Chapter 5, Epic still has two major updates they’ll be releasing, one of which, 27.10 (4.06) will go live today.
The OG Fortnite 27.10 (4.06) update today will introduce Fortnite Chapter 1 Seasons 7 & 8 which will include new items, map changes, and loot pool changes.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s new Fortnite update on 16th November 2023.
Every major Fortnite update is usually at least a few gigabytes, and the Fortnite OG 27.10 (4.06) update today will likely be a similar size.
Once the Fortnite 27.10 update download is pushed live on all platforms, we’ll update the section below with the download file size for v27.10.
Xbox Series X|S:
Be sure to check back later if you want to see the download size for the latest update.
Fortnite 27.10 (4.06) OG Update Season 7 & 8 Patch Notes – November 16 2023 (11/16/23)
When Epic Games released the new season, they outlined what players can expect to see throughout the season, something which we don’t usually get.
The patch notes for the OG season included information regarding Fortnite OG Chapter 1 Seasons 7 & 8. Thanks to that post, we know what to expect in the 27.10 Fortnite update today.
A snow biome will be making a return to the OG Fortnite map including the return of Frosty Flights. Pirate Camps will also be making an appearance.
Unfortunately, both Frozen Greasy Grove and Happy Hamlet will not be making a return in today’s 4.06 update.
Epic Games has shared what the Fortnite season 7 and 8 map will look like which can be seen below:
One of the best parts about the season is the constant changes to the loot pool. The 27.10 (4.06) Fortnite update today will include the return of the Flint-Knock Pistol, Minigun, and the Quad Launcher.
We’ll also see the Poison Dart Trap, Itemied Glider Redeploy, and Buried Treasure return. The Poison Dart Trap will only be available in build mode.
Finally, the X-4 Stormwing Planes will be making a return to Fortnite alongside the Pirate Cannons which will allow players to launch their teammates.
The X-4 Stormwing Plane was introduced in season 7. It takes a few seconds to start up and has a mounted damaged item at the front of the plane.
The damage dealt is 50 and if you ram into builds, the damage dealt is 25 hitpoints. The plane itself has a total of 2,000 HP, but that might be adjusted when it comes back.
Fortnite Scheduled Server Downtime Right Now and When Will They Be Back Up Today – 16 November 2023
When Epic releases a new major Fortnite update, they need to take the servers offline for scheduled maintenance.
Today’s 4.06 update is not different with Epic confirming the Fortnite servers will be offline today, 16th November 2023.
The Fortnite servers will go down today at 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 10 AM CET.
Here’s the official tweet from the Fortnite Status account announcing the scheduled server downtime for 11/16/23:
Epic has stated how long the Fortnite servers will be down for and when they’ll be back up, but based on previous patch releases, we’d expect them to be down for roughly two hours.
That means the servers should be back online at roughly 6 AM ET / 11 AM GMT / 12 PM CET.
We’ll update this section of the article when the servers are officially back online.