Fortnite Update 18.21 is out now!

Fortnite has seen constant updates hit the game's servers ever since its launch. Playing into the mystery of it all, they drip-feed little bits of information to make subsequent updates even more impactful. This is why the hints at the next mystery battle pass character make sense.

Here's what you should know about the next update.

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Latest - Fortnite Update 18.21 is now live

After tonnes of hype and new teases, the next Fortnite update is finally here. Seeing the story of the cubes going forward, this is one you likely don't want to miss.


Check it out right for yourself by downloading the update and jumping into the game's servers.

Fortnite Update 18.21 Release Date & Time

Fortnite Update 18.21 was released on Tuesday, 19 October. Servers went down at the usual time of 09:00 BST / 04:00 EST / 01:00 PST to make room for everything new. Matchmaking is typically disabled 30 minutes before this.


A noted in the above tweet from @HYPEX, this will be the second of three consecutive downtime updates. The last and next week's updates are much larger according to their version number which has left fans wondering why this mid-update needs downtime.

It could have something to do with the mystery battle pass character, believed to be the 'Cube Queen' who has been kept well under wraps up until now with very few leaks. We can expect much more on this over the coming weeks as players get the chance to explore the game.

Fortnitemares Content

Another reason for the downtime could be to aid the reveals of the next Fortnitemares content drops. There are weekly reveals being teased by the tarot cards on the Fortnite Twitter account. With 2 weeks left in the event, things are starting to heat up!

Fortnitemares Fortnite Update Tarot Cards
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So far we've seen Rick Grimes as the headline addition as well as Michonne and Daryl Dixon returning to the game. We can expect some bigger reveals as we move into the second half of the season with a big event scheduled soon around the Cubes and all of the recent movements they've been making!