Here are the early patch notes for today’s 26.00 (3.99) new Fortnite update which sees the release of chapter 4 season 4.
After what many players have called a boring season, Fortnite chapter 4 season 4 launches today with the release of the v26.00 downloadable patch update.
The final update of the season was more than two weeks ago and for the most part, it was quite lackluster. The new content that was added was for the Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration.
Prior to that update, the previous updates didn’t bring much content into the game so hopefully, the release of chapter 4 season 4 will change that.
Epic Games began teasing the release of the new season with their usual teaser images being posted on social media as well as their in-game news feed.
All the teaser images made up one whole image which included a look at some of the Battle Pass skins and other items and features being added to the game.
Here’s a look at the final image with all of the teaser images combined:
Epic then posted an image showcasing all of the Battle Pass skins in chapter four season four which we’ve included below.
Here’s everything you need to know about the v26.00 Fortnite update including the early patch notes and when the servers will go down for scheduled maintenance.
When is the new Fortnite Update (3.99, v26.00) 25th August 2023 Server Downtime Time (08/25/2023)
Every major Fortnite update is announced the day before it’s released and today’s 3.99 (26.00) update is no different.
Epic Games announced on the Fortnite status Twitter account that the time of the new Fortnite update will be on August 25th, 2023.
Usually, the Fortnite servers are brought offline for scheduled maintenance at 4 AM however, Epic has pushed the time forward by an hour for the v26.00 release.
The servers will go offline at 3 am ET with matchmaking being disabled beforehand. It’s like matchmaking will be disabled roughly thirty minutes before scheduled maintenance.
Here’s the official tweet announcing the update and downtime:
When will Fortnite Be Back Up?
As expected, there’s no news regarding how long the servers will be down but based on previous season releases, we’d expect the servers to be down for three or four hours.
That means we can expect the servers to be back online on August 25th, 2023 at roughly 6 AM ET / 11 AM BST. We’ll update this section of the article as soon as the game is back online.
Fortnite 3.99 v26.00 Update File Size
Once the update is pushed live across all platforms, we’ll update the section below with the download file size for all platforms.
- Xbox One:
- Xbox Series X|S:
- Nintendo Switch:
Early 26.00 (3.99) Fortnite Last Resort Update Patch Notes
Thanks to the cinematic trailer and the teasers Epic Games has posted, we know the new items we’ll be getting in the new season of Fortnite Battle Royale.
Here’s the list of new items that’ll be coming to the game:
- Infiltrator Pump Shotgun
- Twin Mag Assault Rifle
- Scoped Burst SMG
- Business Turret
- Rocket Ram
And here’s the list of items that’ll be returning:
- Kit’s Charge Shotgun & Shockwave Launcher
- Midas’ Drum Gun
- Ocean’s Bottomless Chug Jug
- TNTina’s Bow (New Version)
- Foundation’s MK-Seven AR
- Gunnar’s Stinger SMG
- Zyg and Choppy’s Ray Gun
- Overclocked Pulse Rifle
- Havoc Pump Shotgun
Kinetic Blade Returning to Fortnite
Fortnite players will be happy to learn that the Kinetic Blade will be making a return in the Fortnite chapter 4 season 4 update. The fan-favorite item was seen in the trailer that was released early.
We’ll have to wait until the official patch notes release along with the gameplay trailer for the new season to know what else is in store for us in season four.
If you haven’t already, check out the cinematic trailer for season four: