Epic Games has announced that Fortnite will undergo scheduled maintenance downtime on November 23, 2023, from 09:00-13:00 UTC for the new Fortnite v27.11 hotfix update. This update will bring back popular weapons, items, and gameplay from Seasons 9 and X like the Heavy Sniper Rifle, Proximity Grenade Launcher, Storm Flip, and more.
During the downtime, matchmaking will be disabled temporarily and players may encounter issues like the “Fortnite servers not responding” error message. Read on for more details about the Fortnite v27.11 downtime schedule and how to potentially fix connectivity issues. Here is everything you need to know about the Fortnite v27.11 update, maintenance, and downtime.
How to Fix “Fortnite Servers Not Responding” – Fortnite Update v27.11
If you face trouble logging in or encounter lag during matches, here are some steps to try fixing the “Servers not responding” error on your PC/console:
- Restart your game, console, or PC
- Check the Epic Games Server Status page
- Change DNS settings
- Clear console cache
- Disable firewalls/VPN temporarily
The downtime is usually for critical database updates and server maintenance needed for each patch deployment. So try waiting patiently as services resume.
Monitoring the Fortnite Patch v27.11 Deployment Progress
During downtime, the best way to track live progress is to follow the Fortnite Status Twitter handle for real-time updates from Epic on the maintenance work.
The Epic Games status page also shows the patch deployment stages - from “In Progress” to “Resolved” for various services like login, matches, etc.
How Long is Fortnite Server Maintenance for update v27.11
Fortnite downtime typically lasts between 1-3 hours for regular patch deployments.
For this Fortnite v27.11 hotfix focusing on Season 9/X content restore, the downtime is scheduled from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM UTC.
So approximately 4 hours of maintenance downtime is expected before matches and full services come back online globally.
|Key Details on Fortnite v27.11 Update|
|Downtime Starts||Nov 23, 09:00 UTC|
|Downtime Ends||Nov 23, 13:00 UTC|
|Downtime duration||Approximately 4 hours|
|Reason||v27.11 update deployment|
Epic tries to keep extensions beyond the downtime window to a minimum. We’ll have to stay tuned to their Twitter updates just in case.