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Fortnite’s next version update delayed an entire day

The Wednesday release means fans won’t have waited long


Over the last several weeks, players have gotten pretty used to Fortnite’s weekly updates hitting on Tuesday. However, on Monday night around 8 p.m. ET, Epic tweeted that the game’s newest update, patch v4.2, would be delayed, “we’ve discovered an issue that’s going to delay the release of v4.2 ... We’ll update you once we have a more accurate time frame.”

Originally set to launch on early this morning, Epic wasn’t able to commit to any kind of schedule for when players could expect this newest patch. Thankfully, the answer came just under 12 hours after the patch was originally set to go live: Epic tweeted that patch v4.2 will be available Wednesday, May 16, with maintenance happening at the regular time: 4 a.m. ET.

A 24-hour delay isn’t too bad, all things considered. It’s good to see that Epic was able to work out the issue with the patch so quickly, whatever it may have been. Despite the brief delay on the newest patch, the fan-favorite Thanos mode, Infinity Gauntlet, still ended on Monday as scheduled.

While fans weren’t necessarily angry about the delayed update, a few took to Reddit to joke that the new Burst Rifle that will be added in patch v4.2 could suffer the same fate as the jetpack — an item announced near the launch of Fortnite Battle Royale that’s still never been released.

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