When is The Next Fortnite Update? (February 2024)

When can players expect the upcoming Fortnite patch? Get details on when the next Fortnite update is expected to go live.

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As an ever-evolving live game powered by frequent content refreshes, each new Fortnite update brings tweaks to stability, and gameplay balance and adds limited-time modes or cosmetics to purchase. Major patches usually arrive every two weeks, with the next one - v28.20 slated for release within the first week of February 2024. Let us take a look at when can we expect the next Fortnite update to go live.

When is The Next Fortnite Patch? 

When is The Next Fortnite Patch? 
When is The Next Fortnite Patch? 

If following the expected alternating Tuesday release pattern, update v28.20 will likely launch on February 6th. Typically these updates require a few hours of downtime maintenance to fully roll out new features.

Some data-mined leaks point to additional patches arriving around February 20th and March 8th as well. The latter theoretically initiates Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 2.

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What to Expect From Next Fortnite Update?

What to Expect From Next Fortnite Update?
What to Expect From Next Fortnite Update?

No concrete details officially confirm what v28.20 delivers, but reasonable speculation based on previous update timings expects some Valentine's Day theme cosmetics and quests to appear in the item shop.

More vaulted weapons could return to refresh Battle Royale loot pools for the last leg of Season 1 too. One rumor indicates upcoming Reality Augments experiments, but when or if those emerge this season remains nebulous.

And while not directly tied to Battle Royale itself, players still desire more evolution for the additional game modes Epic introduced in this chapter, like LEGO Fortnite and Rocket Racing. 

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Looking Ahead to Chapter 5's Climax

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Fortnite 

With only a month left until Chapter 5 presumably concludes, fans have already turned attention to cryptic teasers potentially unveiling Season 2's theme. Rumblings of Greek mythology motifs, thunder god characters, earthquakes, and mountains could foreshadow bigger map developments once v29.00 ushers in the next era.

But before such grand changes, expect update v28.20 to deliver some final mystery content assisting the live event narrative in handling this chapter’s fate.

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