Fortnite down: Servers go offline as battle royale game update adds drivable cars

Fortnite servers are experiencing downtime in order to implement the latest patch 13.40 for the hit battle royale game.

Developers Epic Games announced the downtime yesterday, which will facilitate the introduction of drivable vehicles into the game.

Update 13.40, known as the Joy Ride Patch, is being added to the game starting at 9am BST on 5 August 2020.

Fortnite revealed on Twitter that the update would introduce “another wave of Summer Splash LTMs and more”.

The Summer Splash theme was added at the start of Fornite chapter two, season three, and brought the ability to ride around on sharks, along with a host of new character skins, weapons and much more.