Fortnite Server Downtime – When Will They Be Back Up? March 8th 2024

The Fortnite servers will be down today, March 8th, 2024, and here’s everything you need to know about scheduled downtime.

Fortnite players are always looking forward to a new season of Fortnite, especially at the tail end of the current season.

Since the leaks emerged that Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2 will be Greek Methologythemed, the excitement has been ramped up.

On Sunday, Epic held a mini-live event that concluded with a titan hand spawning on the Fortnite chapter 5 season 1 map.

Players had to work together to shoot the chains and open the box. Once opened, a tornado emerged from the box.

With the release of a new season, Epic releases numerous teasers ahead of time, and the build-up to Chapter 5 Season 2 is no different.

Here’s a look at all the teasers we’ve had for the build-up to the new season.

Earlier today, Epic released a short trailer for the “Myths & Mortals” season which can be seen below.

Is Fortnite Down Today March 8 2024

Downtime for the new season has been announced. Here’s when the Fortnite servers will go down for scheduled maintenance ahead of the launch of the Myths and Mortals season.

Is Fortnite Down on March 8th, 2024?

Yes, Fortnite is down on 8 March 2024 in order to prepare the servers for the new release.

Every major patch requires some downtime, and today’s release is no different.

Earlier, Epic announced that the Fortnite servers will go offline for scheduled maintenance at 3 AM ET / 8 AM GMT with matchmaking being disabled a few minutes prior.

Here’s the official tweet:

Fortnite Server Downtime 8 March 2024

When Will The Servers Be Back Up?

Epic Games never mentions how long the servers will be offline. However, after covering Fortnite Battle Royale and all the updates for over 5 years, we have an idea of how long the servers will be down and when they’ll be back online.

It’s likely the Fortnite servers will be back online at roughly 8 PM ET March 8th / 3 AM GMT March 9th. We’ll update this article as soon as they’re back online.

Update: Epic Games needs an additional 8 hours of downtime.

Fortnite Servers Down MArch 8 when will they b back up

Update 2: 

Fortnite Update Servers Down March 8 9 2024

Whilst you’re waiting, read the official patch notes below:



You can’t have Olympus without Mount Olympus. Home of Zeus, you’ll always feel like you’re being watched with the grand monument that graces this great mountain.

Fortnite Mount Olympus


To get to “The Underworld,” one way to get there is crossing the river at Grim Gate… where the three-headed guard dog Cerberus awaits. Venture to the west of the Island to confront these canines!

Fortnite Grim Gate


Past the hounds is the home of Hades: The Underworld. Despite its flowing streams, the land of this city is almost completely dried up.

Fortnite The Underworld


The god of war, Ares always welcomes a battle. Take him up on his challenge in the Brawler’s Battleground arena south of Mount Olympus. (Oh yeah, Ares will be the Outfit of the April 2024 Crew Pack!)

Fortnite Brawler's Battleground

These are just some of the locations the gods brought to the Island. However, don’t forget what else they’ve brought with them…


The gods descended with their powers and weapons, but that doesn’t mean your next battle has to end in tragedy. Make your next battle a myth to remember by using them for yourself!


Fortnite Thunderbolt of Zeus

Become a Storm of your own. With the Thunderbolt of Zeus, you can rise into the air and hurl lightning bolts at your target! Use this power wisely though, as the Thunderbolt of Zeus has three maximum charges with a cooldown between each one. How to wield this electricity? Pick up this Mythic power across the Island or by defeating Zeus himself.


Fortnite Gatekeeper Shotgun

Forged by Hephaestus for Cerberus, the Gatekeeper Shotgun can quickly fire three aggressive rounds. This Shotgun is best at short range, so hit all three shots fast to show your bite’s as bad as your bark! When you’re done, prepare for your next target with a full magazine reload. The Gatekeeper Shotgun can be found across the Island, but the Mythic variant is only obtainable from Cerberus rolling over.


Fortnite Harbinger SMG

Like Hades himself, the Harbinger SMG is unforgiving and relentless — even when exhausted. Highly accurate when first shot, it has dramatically increased recoil and bloom as more bullets are fired. But that doesn’t stop it from going all out. Find the regular version across the Island or the Mythic version from defeating Hades.


Fortnite Huntress DMR

Artemis, goddess of the moonlit hunt. During battle, take a note from Artemis and use a weapon created to dole out punishment from a distance. Even though it was created for gods to punish mortals, flip the script and use the Huntress DMR to punish the gods (and some mortals too we guess). You can hunt for Huntress DMRs across the Island… or get the Mythic version by hunting down Zeus.


Fortnite Warforged Assault Rifle

The Warforged Assault Rifle is forged for battle-hungry gods — which is why it’s the favorite of Ares. Powerful yet unruly, this Assault Rifle has high damage, high rate of fire, and strong recoil. Find one across the Island or fight Ares for the Mythic version!


Fortnite Wings of Icarus

The Thunderbolt of Zeus isn’t the only Olympian Power. With the Wings of Icarus, soar through the skies and divebomb your foes below! But beware: fly too long and your wings will burn up, and taking too much damage may lead to a crash landing. Find this Mythic power across the Island!

Yet another Olympian Power is coming your way — the Chains of Hades will pull you in later this Season…


Unlike Orpheus looking back at Eurydice, you’re allowed to turn to the weapons from Chapter 5 Season 1. Here’s a list of the weapons returning from last Season:

  • Hammer Pump Shotgun
  • Frenzy Auto Shotgun
  • Nemesis AR
  • Thunder Burst SMG
  • Reaper Sniper Rifle
  • Ranger Pistol


Fortnite Thermal Scope and Speedgrip Mods

It’s not enough that weapons descended from Olympus — the Thermal Scope and Speedgrip weapon mods did too. Also forged by Hephaestus, the Thermal Scope mod can be attached to any scoped weapon. Want vision like that of the gods? It more than doubles the scope view and has a thermal effect you can toggle on or off! With the Speedgrip mod, your movement speed while aiming will increase. Aim true and don’t tarry!

Like last Season, you can find mods at Mod Benches, but this time the benches are in new Weapons Bunkers. The bunkers that are unchained will unlock in the middle of the match, when they become ready to raid! If mods aren’t your M.O., Weapons Bunkers also have… weapons.


Alongside Chapter 5 Season 2 comes the Myths & Mortals Battle Pass! With the Battle Pass, unlock rewards in Fortnite by earning XP across Fortnite Battle Royale, creator-made islands, LEGO® Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival. Among these rewards are Outfits of some of the legends above, including Zeus and Artemis!

Purchase the Myths & Mortals Battle Pass for only 950 V-Bucks and earn up to 1,500 V-Bucks back by progressing in it.

Fortnite Myths and Mortals Battle Pass

With the Myths & Mortals Battle Pass purchase, you can unlock these Olympian Outfits:

  • Cerberus (unlocked immediately!): Rise from The Underworld.
  • Aphrodite: Lead with your heart.
  • Poseidon: Slurp-god of the sea. King of the beach.
  • Medusa: Humanity’s stone-hearted defender.
  • Zeus: Warrior-king of the gods.
  • Artemis: All must respect the natural laws, even the gods.
  • Hades: The overseer of the Underworld.

The gods aren’t the only ones known for controlling the elements. Later in the Season, unlock the Avatar Korra! The Myths & Mortals Battle Pass will be available to progress in until May 24, 2024, at 2 AM ET.


Ranked Zero Build Matchmaking Test

Ranked ZB players in North America!

We’ve heard your feedback about longer queue times at the upper Zero Build ranks. To address this, we’re doing a test! The NA-East and NA-West matchmaking regions will route to the NA-Central matchmaking region for Ranked Zero Build. This is so that Ranked Zero Build players in North America will be up against a wider pool of players, which means shorter queue times. The results of this test will determine if this is a long-term solution.


Ranked Updates

The following updates apply to both Ranked Battle Royale and Ranked Zero Build:

  • We tweaked progression in the upper ranks to make it harder and more rewarding to reach Unreal.
  • Points are no longer granted for surviving without taking damage.

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