New Fortnite Update Today: v17.00 Season 7 Patch Notes, Server Downtime, Leaks, Status

Epic Games have announced the next new Fortnite update, v17.00, aka the Fortnite chapter 2 season 7 update.

We’re less than 24 hours away from the launch of Fortnite chapter 2 season 7. We’ve had all three teaser images released on social media and each teaser comes with three different captions with descriptions of each item in the teaser.

The teasers have already confirmed at least two major collaborations. A Superman Fortnite skin is all but confirmed and today, a Rick and Morty x Fortnite collaboration has been confirmed. The butter robot was featured in teaser 3 and the official Rick & Morty Twitter account retweeted the teaser.

Ricy & Morty x Fortnite
Rick & Morty x Fortnite

Epic Games have announced the Fortnite server downtime for the new Fortnite update today, v17.00, aka Fortnite season 7. Here’s everything you need to know.

17.00 Fortnite Update Sever Downtime & Status

In a tweet on the official Fortnite Status Twitter account, Epic Games announced that the Fortnite servers will go down at 2 AM ET (6 AM UTC). We don’t know when the Fortnite servers will be back up from scheduled maintenance for the 17.00 Fortnite season 7 update, but we’d assume downtime will last for at least two hours.

As with the launch of all new seasons of Fortnite, the patch download size for the v17.00 Fortnite update will be larger than the normal bi-weekly updates on all platforms including PC, PS4|5 and Xbox. We’ll have the official download file size when it’s available. Here’s the tweet from the Fortnite Status account:

17.00 Fortnite Update Today
17.00 Fortnite Update Today

Early Patch Notes

Obviously with a new season we can expect a new battle pass, map changes, items and weapons being unvaulted and vaulted, new NPCs and more. However, Epic Games have provided us with a couple of Fortnite patch notes for the new v17.00 Fortnite update.

In a reply to the tweet above, the Fortnite Status account sates that they’re adding an ability to cancel your shakedown of an opponent. Furthermore, hitting reload or…