Fortnite v29.30 Update Early Patch Notes (4.23), Server Downtime – 23 April 2024

We have a new Fortnite update releasing today, v29.30 (4.23 / 1.000.135). Here are the early patch notes and information on the scheduled server downtime.

It’s almost been two weeks since the last major Fortnite update. The last release saw the introduction of The Last Airbender Mythics being added to the game.

Waterbending, Earthbending, Firebending, and Airbending mythics can be found around the map for the next few weeks.

In today’s v29.30 (1.000.135) Fortnite update, players can expect some major additions to LEGO Fortnite, a new artist in Festival season 3, and much more.

Here’s everything you need to know about the update including information on when the Fortnite servers will go down for scheduled maintenance and when they’re expected to be back online.

Fortnite Servers Downtime and When They’ll Be Back Online – 04.23.24

When Epic releases a new major update, they need to take the Fortnite servers offline in order to prepare them for the new season.

Today’s v29.30 update is no different, and Epic has provided information as to when they’ll go down for scheduled maintenance on April 23rd, 2024.

The servers will go offline for the v29.30 update at 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST / 10 AM CEST with matchmaking being disabled shortly beforehand.

Fortnite v29.30 Server Downtime April 23 2024

Epic never announces how long the servers will be down but based on the previous updates this season, we’d expect the servers to be back online at roughly 6 AM ET / 11 AM BST.

We’ll update this section of the article when the servers are back online.

Fortnite Update v29.30 / 1.000.135 Early Patch Notes – 23 April

We know we’ll be getting a Fortnite x Billie Eilish collaboration for season three of Fortnite Festival. Here’s a look at what the skin will look like:
Billie Eilish Fortnite SkinWe should see wave 3 of the Fortnite x Nike collaboration as well as the return of the Tactical AR.

Epic has already teased another Star Wars x Fortnite collaboration that’ll go live on May 4th, 2024, and we should see the contents of the collaboration released in today’s update.

Here are the patch notes for LEGO Fortnite which Epic released ahead of the update.


It’s never lonely at the farm! The Farm Friends update increases the Village recruitment cap to ten per Village. Three Village slots are available to Villagers, three slots are available to animals, and four slots are available to Villagers OR animals.

Animals you can recruit to your Village include cows, sheep, chickens, and a new animal arriving with this update: pigs!

LEGO Fortnite FeedingPigs


1. Build an Animal House

You’ll need to gain the trust of wild animals before you can lead them back to your Village. But before they’re ready to follow you, you’re gonna need to build them a new home: an Animal House. 

The Animal House is a new Station, made for feeding your animals and farming resources. You’ll unlock the Animal House recipe once your Village reaches Level 2!

LEGO Fortnite AnimalHouse

2. A Friend with Feed is a Friend Indeed 

The way to an animal’s heart is through its stomach. Build the trust of wild animals by petting them, then gain their friendship by giving them an Animal Treat! Unlock the recipe for Animal Treats by building an Animal House.

LEGO Fortnite AnimalGivingHearts

 3. Be the Shepherd

If the animal accepts your delicious treat, you’ve got a limited amount of time to get them back to your Village. Make sure their journey back is a peaceful one — any unpleasant encounters could upset them so much that they give you the hoof!

Get creative with how you lead an animal back to your Village. Lure them into a vehicle for a quick journey, use a Fishing Rod to pull them across tight spots, or cross barriers by building bridges! If the animal gets hurt on the journey, make sure to heal them by giving them another Animal Treat.

LEGO Fortnite SheepBeach
4. Assign Animals to Animal Houses and Keep Them Happy! 

When you’ve braved the journey back, it’s time to put a roof over your new companion’s head! Interact with an Animal House to assign your animal its new home, and to name it from a selection of names. (Only one animal can be assigned per Animal House.)

Once they’re settled in, it’s your job to ensure they enjoy life on the farm. Keep your animals happy by feeding them, petting them, or having a boogie next to them! You can also build objects for them to interact with.

LEGO Fortnite Piginhome

If your animals feel ignored, they won’t stick around for long. We recommend assigning a Villager to take good care of them when you’re not around!


We reap what we sow. Take good care of your animals and you’ll be rewarded with new resources to help you out:

  • Chickens produce Feathers and Fertilizer over time.
  • Cows produce Milk and Fertilizer over time.
  • Sheep produce Wool and Fertilizer over time.
  • Pigs produce Mushrooms and Fertilizer over time.


Five new Villagers are ready to lend a helping hand and separate the wheat from the chaff! Cadence is a master woodworker, Ash is wild about plants, and Brooks is all about channeling nature’s beat!

As for the bright and cheerful engineer Lana Llane, she can’t wait to settle in a Village and find some new projects to work on. And then there’s Guernsey. Guernsey is… one of a kind.


Farm Friends is all about making new friends, whether they’re animals or Villagers. That said, not all of the animals like to play nice…

LEGO Fortnite Bear

Bear = bad. Don’t let Bears follow you back to your Village because you’ll never hear the end of it. Thankfully, they’re quite sleepy and can be easily avoided… as long as you’re quiet.


LEGO Fortnite Animal Variants

Farming has never looked so fantastic. Farm Friends adds new variants for animals:

  • Brown and tan chickens spawn in the Dry Valley.
  • Yellow chickens spawn in the Grasslands.
  • Cows now have different spot patterns and colors.

Try to find every variant of animal in the wild!


LEGO Fortnite Anarchy Acres

Organized chaos, organically farmed. The Anarchy Acres Bundle is available from the Shop for 800 V-Bucks and includes:

  • Fully Furnished Farm – LEGO Kit with 3 Builds, the Homestead Interiors Decor Bundle, and Rural Hospitality Decor Bundle (This Kit is 600 V-Bucks individually.)
  • Farmer’s Favorites – LEGO Decor Bundle with 9 Decor items (This Bundle is 400 V-Bucks individually.)



LEGO Fortnite Village UI Improvements

The Village Square UI has been revamped to help you keep a close eye on your Villages:

  • Monitor who lives in your Village, the backstories of your Villagers, and the happiness of your animals. You can also view the jobs of Villagers and even ask them to leave.
  • You can see who’s visiting your Village, which jobs are assigned, the biome you’re in, and your Village’s upgrade requirements. You can also edit your Village banner and rename your Village from a selection of names.

(Another Village improvement: you can now choose from a selection of names when first setting up your Village.)


  • Fixed an issue where stamina would sometimes become enabled in worlds where stamina was turned off.
  • Fixed an issue where saplings couldn’t be destroyed if they were growing near other objects.
  • Fixed an issue where swords would sometimes stop doing damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the first attack from swords would sometimes miss.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Pickaxes to stop doing damage to certain objects.
  • Villagers no longer pester players when players are regenerating Health.
  • Starting a sneak while sprinting no longer makes players stuck in sprinting.


v29.30 brings even more LEGO Styles for your favorite Outfits! If you already own these Outfits, the LEGO Styles will automatically be in your Locker:

  • 8-Ball vs Scratch
  • Aeronaut
  • Airhead
  • Antonia
  • Atlantean Fishstick
  • Bandolier
  • Bendie
  • Blue Striker
  • Bonehead
  • Brainstorm
  • Bunnywolf
  • Cade
  • Championship Aura
  • Chopper
  • Chrome Punk
  • Cipher
  • Circuit Breaker
  • Cobalt
  • Colby
  • Crossheart
  • D’Ark


  • Dazzle
  • Devastator
  • Diecast
  • Doggo
  • Dominator
  • Double Helix
  • Eco
  • Ether
  • Fable
  • Far Out Man
  • Fennix
  • Fixer
  • Flare
  • Frigid Foregoer
  • Galaxy
  • Galaxy Crossfade
  • Glow
  • Gumbo
  • Gumshoe
  • Hard Charger
  • Heart-Stopper
  • Huntress
  • Jumpshot
  • Jun-Hwan
  • Kalia
  • King Krab
  • Lennox Rose
  • Lt. John Llama
  • Meow Skulls
  • Midfield Monstrosity
  • Midnight Ops
  • Noir
  • Onesie
  • Oppressor
  • The Order
  • The Paradigm
  • Phantasm
  • Point Patroller
  • Princess Felicity Fish
  • Prodigy
  • Professor Slurpo
  • Psion
  • Purradise Meowscles
  • Razor


  • Ready Penny
  • The Reaper
  • Recon Specialist
  • Reese
  • Renegade Lynx
  • Renegade Shadow
  • Rose Team Leader
  • Sea Wolf
  • Shaman
  • Shiver
  • Showdown
  • Snowdancer
  • Stage Slayer
  • Sterling
  • Street Striker
  • Surf Rider
  • Survival Specialist
  • Synth
  • Tek
  • Tender Defender
  • The Good Doctor
  • Tilted Teknique
  • Tracker
  • Triarch Nox
  • Tricksy
  • Trog
  • Undying Sorrow
  • Ventura
  • Venturion
  • Victor Elite
  • Victoria Saint
  • Vivi Chroma
  • Vulture
  • Warpaint
  • Wildcat
  • Wiretap
  • Wonder
  • World Warrior
  • Wrangler

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