Fortnite v28.30 (4.15) Update Patch Notes – Server Downtime, LEGO Fishing 22 February 2024

Epic Games has announced the next new Fortnite update, v28.30 (1.000.126). Here are the early patch notes for the Battle Royale update including the released patch notes on fishing coming to LEGO Fortnite.

We had the very first Fortnite update of the year two weeks ago. Although there wasn’t much new with the update for Battle Royale, there were some changes to LEGO Fortnite.

We also knew we would be getting another large LEGO Fortnite update with Epic providing a hint at what to expect in their patch notes for the previous major update.

With season 2 of Fortnite Festival kicking off alongside today’s v28.30 update, there’s plenty of new content to look forward to.

Here’s everything we know about today’s 4.15 / 1.000.126 Fortnite update.

Fortnite v28.30 Server Downtime

Before every major Fortnite update, Epic Games will announce the time and date that the Fortnite servers will go offline for scheduled maintenance.

Today’s v28.30 Fortnite update is no different with Epic announcing when the servers will go down on February 22nd, 2024.

The servers will go down for maintenance at 4 AM ET with matchmaking being disabled shortly beforehand, likely half an hour before.

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

Is Fortnite Down 22 February 2024

When Will the Servers Be Back Up?

Epic never provides any information in regards to when the Fortnite servers will be back online after a new patch is released.

However, based on the last few updates, we’re guessing that they’ll be back online on 22nd February 2024, at 6 AM ET / 11 AM GMT.

We’ll update this section of the article when they’re back online.

Fortnite Update 28.30 /4.15 (1.000.126) Patch Notes 02/22/24)

Thanks to a tweet from Lady Gaga, we knew she would be the artist featured in Fortnite Festival Season 2 which will be going live tomorrow.

Here are the Lady Gaga songs that will be added as the Jam Tracks:

  • Applause
  • Bloody Mary
  • Born This Way
  • The Edge of Glory
  • Just Dance
  • Rain On Me
  • Stupid Love

Here’s a look at the skin and season pass:

LEGO Fortnite Fishing 22nd February Update Patch Notes 1.000.126

Last week, Epic Games teased the release fishing in Fortnite. Well, we now have confirmation LEGO Fortnite has fishing along with a compass, a spyglass, and new villager options.

Here are the full LEGO Fortnite v28.30 update patch notes:


Ready to start catching Floppers? Just follow these tips and you’ll be reel good in no time:


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You gotta have the right gear to get started, so let’s start with a Fishing Rod! There are four rarities you can craft. You’re more likely to pull in your catch with a higher-rarity Fishing Rod, but the lower-rarity ones are easier to make. Here’s how to craft each rarity!

  • Common Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 1 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Common Fishing Rod by adding a Cord to your inventory.
  • Uncommon Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 2 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Uncommon Fishing Rod by adding a Knotroot Rod to your inventory.
  • Rare Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 3 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Rare Fishing Rod by adding a Flexwood Rod to your inventory.
  • Epic Fishing Rod (craftable at a Level 4 Crafting Bench)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Epic Fishing Rod by adding a Frostpine Rod to your inventory.


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With your handy Fishing Rod, you can begin fishin’! Can you catch all of the fish introduced in v28.30?

  • Orange Flopper
  • Blue Flopper
  • Green Flopper
  • Vendetta Flopper
  • Black and Blue Shield Fish
  • Purple Thermal Fish
  • Raven Thermal Fish
  • Silver Thermal Fish
  • Blue Slurp Fish
  • Purple Slurp Fish
  • Yellow Slurp Fish
  • Blue Small Fry
  • Cuddle Jelly Fish
  • Slurp Jelly Fish
  • Molten Spicy Fish

Different fish can be found based on the biome and water you’re fishing in, and also the weather and time of day! Tackle the fishing pastime by catching the Legendary version of each fish.

Be sure to hold onto those Legendary fish! There will be a way to display them in a future update.


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Want some brick fish for breakfast? With the new Food Processor Station, you can turn the fish you catch into Fish Filets! (Unlock the Food Processor recipe by crafting or using a Lumber Mill.)

Fish Filets aren’t the only seafood you can eat. With a Grill, you can also make dishes like Smoked Fry Fish and Black and Blue Shieldfish Sushi!


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All you need to fish is a Fishing Rod and water. But fish are a slippery bunch, so don’t just cast your line and expect fish to flock. Throw bait into water to create a Fishing Spot! 

Get bait from a Bait Bucket, which has four rarities you can craft. The rarer the bucket, the more likely you are to attract a fish:

  • Common Bait Bucket (craftable at a Food Processor)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Common Bait Bucket by adding a Fish Filet to your inventory and having a Food Processor in the world.
  • Uncommon Bait Bucket (craftable at a Juicer)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Uncommon Bait Bucket by adding a Common Bait Bucket to your inventory and having a Juicer in the world.
  • Rare Bait Bucket (craftable at a Juicer)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Rare Bait Bucket by adding a Common Bait Bucket to your inventory and having a Juicer in the world.
  • Epic Bait Bucket (craftable at a Juicer)
    • Unlock the recipe for the Epic Bait Bucket by adding a Common Bait Bucket to your inventory and having a Juicer in the world.

Become as much of a fishing legend as the expert Turk! (This angler may appear as a potential Villager to join your adventure.)



v28.30 adds two new resources to LEGO® Fortnite! With a Shovel, dig Sand out of the ground in sandy areas.

Some people don’t like Sand, because it of course gets everywhere. It’s even in glass…Craft Glass with Sand and a Crafting Bench!


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Make it easier to see what’s far away! The Spyglass is a telescopic tool that magnifies distant views. Unlock the recipe for a Spyglass by adding Glass to your inventory and having a Crafting Bench in your world. Then, you guessed it, craft one at a Crafting Bench!


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It’s easy to forget which way you’re going in unless you open your map. But if you craft a Compass, you won’t need your map for that! The Compass adds basic navigation to the HUD, telling you which direction you’re facing. Unlock the recipe for a Compass by adding Glass to your inventory and having a Crafting Bench in your world. Then — you know where this is going — craft one at a Crafting Bench.

Want to add navigation AND map markers to your HUD? Then craft the Advanced Compass, whose recipe is unlocked the same way as the regular Compass.


Turk isn’t the only one who can appear as a potential new Villager. Fellow fishers Outcast and Bob can too!


There are new charms to discover and craft along your adventure!

The Reflection Charm deals some of the damage you take back at your attacker when you get hurt. While the Wavebreak Charm increases your swimming speed, making you faster the more Wavebreak Charms you have equipped. Different fish are required to craft both charms, so pick up that Fishing Rod and reel ‘em in!


With v28.30, more Outfits in Fortnite have received a LEGO Style! If you already own these Outfits, their LEGO Styles are currently in your Locker:

  • Airie
  • Flakes Power
  • Iron Man Zero
  • Lazarbeam
  • Loserfruit
  • Maxxed Out Max
  • Ninja


For Outfits that have received more than one LEGO Style, you now have the option to choose between the Styles!



  • Recipes now consistently unlock in Sandbox mode
  • Fixed an issue where players’ stamina wouldn’t recharge.
  • Players no longer spawn inside the foundation of buildings, inside the snow, or on top of things that they weren’t on top of when they had logged out.
  • Friendly Villagers accompanying you on your adventure can now jump out of the water instead of getting stuck.
  • Villagers accompanying you into caves now aren’t worried that it’s raining outside.
  • Daggers now consistently deal damage while underneath enemies.
  • Re-centered the dynamic platform’s pivot point to be in the middle of the platform, so it now rotates and snaps correctly.


  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes stop players from rejoining their world.


  • Fixed an issue where players sometimes could not place Building Parts on dynamic foundations until they were moved.
  • Fixed an issue where objects would sometimes disappear from caves.
  • Resources will now consistently drop from objects destroyed by physics.


  • Several menus now accurately show your LEGO Style Outfit’s portrait.
  • Fixed an issue where players could open the crafting menu while upgrading the crafting bench.

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