Fortnite Update 21.30: Release Date, Server Downtime & What to Expect

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A brand new patch for Fortnite Season 3 is on its way with the 21.30 update set to bring about some changes to the battle royale as the third of five patches scheduled for this season.

What changes can we expect in the 21.30 update to help freshen up the game for players? Here is everything we know so far.

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Fortnite 21.30 Update Release Date

Contrary to popular belief a long period between the major Fortnite updates of 21.20 and 21.30. we are getting the 21.30 update really soon. This means that three of the five speculated updates will have already happened with a large portion of the season still left.

According to Fortnite insider and reliable news source iFireMonkey, the 21.30 update has been added to the staging servers and will be added to the game on Tuesday, 19th July 2022 unless it gets delayed again like the 21.20 update was.

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The update will arrive at the usual time of 1 am PST / 4 am EST / 9 am BST and will be the summer update for Fortnite which will set it up for Epic Games' break as reported by Fortnite insider ShiinaBR.

This company-wide summer break over a two-week period that starts on Monday, 25th July 2022 and ends on Monday, 8th August 2022 with no major updates expected during that time.

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This means that the 21.30 update will likely be the last update until after this break is finished, likely close to the reported Fortnite and Dragon Ball crossover is expected to take place.

Fortnite 21.30 Update Server Downtime.

There will be a period of server downtime between 2-4 hours for Fortnite when the 21.30 update is added to the game. During this time, no players will be able to log into Fortnite at all. An additional 30 minutes of downtime before the update begins to ensure no players are in the game while the changes are being made.