Chapter 4 Season 1 is finally over after a little over three months. The season brought a number of solid additions both functionally and element-wise.
The Shockwave Hammer is probably one of the best things we’ve seen added to the game in some time. Hopefully it stays in the trade pool for season two.
The reality augment perks have also been another great addition. These will likely remain in the game for the new season with some new perks and tweaks to some of the existing augmented realities.
When a season is coming to an end, players tend to get bored with the current season and this season was no different.
Fortunately, Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 (v24.00) is only a few hours away with the cinematic trailer scheduled to premiere at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Since the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale, we’ve covered every single major update, and the v24.00 (3.84) update is no different.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite MEGA season, including early patch notes, server downtime information, the download file size for the midnight release, and more.
Are the Fortnite servers down right now? Plan downtime on March 10, 2023
Fortnite players now know that the Fortnite servers are going down for scheduled maintenance in order for Epic Games to prepare them for the new version of the game.
Each new Fortnite patch update is announced on the official Fortnite Status Twitter account a few hours before server downtime begins.
However, with the release of the 3.84 (v24.00) update, Epic announced when the servers would go down earlier than usual.
The servers will go down for scheduled maintenance at 2 a.m. ET with matchmaking disabled shortly before, probably thirty minutes before. Here is the tweet:
When will the Fortnite servers be back online?
Epic Games never states when the servers will be back online after downtime. However, a leak from NotPaloleaks suggests that Epic estimates that today’s downtime will be around five hours.
If correct, that means the servers should be back online around 7 AM ET / 12 PM GMT. We will update this as soon as they are back online.
v24.00 (3.84) Update download file size
When the new patch update is available for download, we will list the download file size for each platform. Typically, our readers will indicate the file size of certain platforms in the comments section at the end of this post.
Fortnite Update 3.84 (24:00) Patch Notes Today – Chapter 4 Season 2 – March 10, 2023
As expected, a number of leaks have been released for Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 2 “MEGA”. The Battle Pass skins have already been leaked, including the Attack On Titan collaboration.
We also know that the collaboration will include an Attack On Titan Fortnite mythic item. The item will be a waist grabber that will work a bit like Spider Man’s web shooter.
We already know we’ll be getting a Neo-Tokyo type POI, which has been confirmed from both the teaser image and the teaser video released by Epic Games.
Around this POI, players will find grinding rails that can be used to quickly move around the new location. You can slide on them while holding your weapon, similar to the pipes found around Neo Tilted in Chapter 1 Season 9.
Along with the above, futuristic bikes will be added to the game, which has been teased in one of the promotional images for Chapter 4 Season 2 MEGA.
We know from one of the updates this season that Epic Games has updated their first person mode. Leaks from a few weeks ago confirmed that the game mode is finally ready and will be available with the launch of Season 2.
There will be a katana/sword item that will be added, as well as a new pistol and a shotgun. According to leaky Hypex, the pump action shotgun will be coming back with a new version.
Based on one of the teaser images, it also looks like Epic Games is teasing the tac shotgun as well.
Finally, we know there will be legendary power-ups that include the ability to respawn when eliminated, a power-up to increase your maximum shield, and one that will siphon the player.
We will update this when the official patch notes are released.