Fortnite Halloween Update 22.20 (3.71) First Patch Notes Today – Server Downtime, Download File Size (October 18, 2022)

Halloween Fortnitemares 2022 Event Update 22.20 (3.71) is out today. Here are the first patch notes for the update, including scheduled maintenance server downtime.

Every year, Epic Games releases a new Halloween-themed Fortnite Battle Royale update called “Fortnitemares. This year is no different with Epic confirming that the popular holiday event will return on October 1.

Fortnite Halloween events include loot pool changes with Halloween-themed items making a limited-time appearance. Some of the items include witch brooms to get around the map faster, sweets, and the pumpkin launcher.

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However, if the leaks from the previous major Fortnite patch update are correct, the Pumpkin Launcher could be replaced with another Halloween-themed item, but more on that later.

Fortnitemares Halloween Event 2022

Epic Games has officially announced the planned server maintenance downtime for Fortnite update 22.20 (3.71). here’s everything you need to know from when the servers go down what to expect from the Halloween Fortnitemares 2022 event.

Fortnite Scheduled Server Maintenance Downtime – October 18, 2022

A day before a new Fortnite update goes live, Epic Games will announce when Fortnite servers will be down for scheduled server maintenance to prepare them for the new patch.

The release of Update 22.20 (3.71) is no different. The Fortnite Status Twitter account announced that the servers would go down at TIME, with matchmaking disabled thirty minutes prior.

Here is the tweet from the Fortnite Status Twitter account:

Fortnite Server Maintenance Downtime October 18, 2022

Fortnite Server Maintenance Downtime October 18, 2022

Fortnite Server Maintenance Downtime October 18, 2022

When will the Fortnite servers be backed up? Actual status

Epic never mentions when the Fortnite servers will come back online. However, if we drop the latest updates, we can expect the servers to be down for around two hours, which means they should be back around 6am ET.

We will update the Fortnite server status below when the servers are back online.

Fortnite Server Status (October 18, 2022)

Start 22.20 (3.71) Fortnite Halloween Fortnitemares 2022 Patch Notes

Thanks to data miners, we know some of the new content that will be introduced in a new patch before its release. According to famous data miner Hypex, there will be changes to the loot pool.

The release of Fortnitemares 2022 sees the grappling hook gauntlet entering the vault, likely due to Witches’ Brooms making a return and allowing players to spin around the map faster.

Fortnite Halloween 2022 Update

Fortnite Halloween 2022 Update

Fortnite Halloween 2022 Update

In August, Hypex revealed that Epic Games was working on a pumpkin version of the Shockwave launcher. If so, we should see it added to the game in Fortnite update 3.71.

With Hypex also confirming a Halloween-themed boss and Mythic item will be added to the game for Fortnitemares 2022, it’s likely that the newly added boss will drop the Pumpkin Shockwave Launcher, which will be a Mythic item.

Pumpkin Shockwave Launcher Fortnite

Pumpkin Shockwave Launcher Fortnite

Pumpkin Shockwave Launcher Fortnite

We should also expect at least one Halloween-themed POI to be added to the map with four Fortnitemares NPCs, the ability to add Phantom Ammo, Chrome spanning around the map, a Zero Build Horde Rush LTM, Diagnol move being added to PC and more.

We’ve already seen the return of some previously released Halloween-themed skins, as well as several new skins released since the beginning of the month. Expect a handful of skins and other cosmetics to leak during downtime.

Halloween Skin Fortnite

Halloween Skin Fortnite

Halloween Skin Fortnite

As usual, we’ll have a dedicated article on all the leaked cosmetics from patch 22.20 that we’ll link to in this article during downtime.

We’ll be covering all the news and leaks from today’s Fortnite 22.20 update, so be sure to check out our fortnite news pages to keep up to date during server downtime.

Fortnite update 3.71 download file size (22.20)

As soon as Fortnite update 22.20 becomes available to download on all platforms, we will list the file size for each below. Be sure to check if you want to know the size of the 3.71 patch.

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