13 Apr 2021 8:59 AM +00:00

Fortnite Update 16.20 is out in-game now

The Fortnite 16.20 update is here, and we're just waiting for the downtime to end before we jump in.

Before it started though, Epic released some brief patch notes which went over what you can expect from the update.

Below, we've got everything you need to know about Fortnite update 16.20, and how long Fortnite servers will be down.

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Latest - New Skins & Bows

Ahead of the update actually going live, some of the new content has leaked early. There are new bows and skins that you can grab in-game.

@Hypex on Twitter has revealed the following skins, which should be available in Fortnite shortly.

They also show off the two new bows that have come alongside update 16.20, including their stats.

Fortnite Update 16.20 Downtime Nearly Over

It's nearly over, but the newest Fortnite patch, update 16.20, will have a very different downtime from other updates.


The 16.20 downtime will start at 2am EST, much earlier than normal, and will last much longer than normal as well (thought we have no official end time yet).

We predict Fortnite servers will be down from 2am EST to roughly 9am EST on Tuesday, April 13th.

Patch Notes

Epic Games doesn't often give official patch notes for its Fortnite updates, but this week we did get some early notes that give us an idea of what's coming.

These include the following, as revealed by the Fortnite Status Twitter account.

  • Trick out your ride with new wheels
  • Sharpen those bow skills and focus up for a special Duos Cup
  • 50-player matchmaking in Creative

Weekly Challenges

This new update kicks off the week on a positive note alongside a new set of Fornite weekly challenges for players to level up their Battle Passes!

Fortnite weekly challenges set fire
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ARSONIST: This week's challenges get a little fiery in Fortnite

To catch up with all of the new challenges this week in Fortnite, check out our guides here.

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