Fortnite Patch 20.40: Downtime, Wild Week & More

Another big Fortnite update is coming. 20.40 is on the way, bringing Wild Weeks and a Live Event to Fortnite! Here are the details.
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What updates are we getting in 20.40? | © EA

Another big Fortnite update is coming up, and the island has a lot in store for us. Not only the Wild Weeks are returning, but Fortnite is also preparing for the next Live Event!

We have the downtime and everything you need to know about update 20.40 for Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 for you.


Fortnite Patch 20.40 Downtime

Fortnite Update 20.40 will launch alongside Fortnite's server downtime on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 01:00 PT (0900: BST / 10:00 CET). The servers are expected to be down for no longer than 2 hours, with all game modes being unplayable during this time. After that, you'll be able to jump into the game as usual.

Fortnite Update 20.40 Patch Notes

With every patch, new things come to the Fortnite island. And even though there are no official patch notes, some leaks have informed us about the new content in Fortnite Update 20.40.


Lightsabers Have Been Removed

After Star Wars returned to Fortnite on May 4, 2022, lightsabers were introduced to the island. Some hate them, some love them. But with Fortnite Patch 20.40 they disappear from the island again.

Wild Weeks

The season is slowly coming to an end, and you know what that means. The Wild Weeks return! In the last few seasons, we've received the Wild Weeks and special challenges at the end of each season, which helps those who need to complete the Battle Pass at the last minute. Here are the names of the first three weeks for you:

  • Week 1: Sideways Week
  • Week 2: Rail Gun Recon Week
  • Week 3: Bargain Bin Week


Doomsday Live Event

Players were disappointed that they didn't get a live event at the last season's end. But at the end of Season 2, we will get a live event called Doomsday. Yep, read that right. You may remember the big Doomsday Event in Chapter 2, Season 2. Now a new Doomsday device is coming to the island, and this should explain how the Season ends.

New Weapons From The Vault

With Wild Weeks approaching, new weapons will return from the Vault each week. Among other things, the Railgun from Season 7 is coming back! This could get annoying pretty quickly...

Otherwise, as with every patch, there will be some bug fixes again. If you're interested, you can read about them on Fortnite's official Trello board.