The clock’s about to turn backward for Fortnite fans. As the v27.00 update looms on the horizon, it’s not just about new content or fixes, it’s a nostalgic trip to the Fortnite of 2018. For many, it’s a chance to relive the glory days, and for newcomers, an opportunity to experience a chapter from Fortnite’s rich history.
At the early hour of 3 AM EST, Fortnite’s servers will enter a brief hibernation. This is when Epic Games rolls up its sleeves, ensuring that the update implementation is smooth and glitch-free. Players should take note: matchmaking will be off the table for a brief period leading up to this.
As the update rolls in, players might notice a heftier file size than usual. This isn’t just any update; it’s a comprehensive rework to bring 2018’s Fortnite to today’s consoles and systems. Make sure there’s ample space to download and install. It’s going to be worth the wait.
Please note that the v27.00 update file size will be larger than usual on some platforms. pic.twitter.com/J2BaKB2ato
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For those who began their Fortnite journey post-2018, this is uncharted territory. The map will feature iconic locations from the time, possibly bringing back Dusty Depot, pre-meteor crash. Expect challenges and skins reminiscent of that era, letting players fully dive into the 2018 Fortnite vibe.