Fortnite Chapter 4 Start Time: When will Fortnite servers be backed up?

Fortnite Chapter 4 is just hours away. While Epic hasn’t publicly announced when Fortnite’s servers will be backed up, some historical precedent and reasonable inferences give us a pretty clear window of time. The short answer: you won’t be waiting long. For a more detailed answer, keep reading. Here’s when you can play Fortnite again.

When will the Fortnite servers be backed up?

Fortnite is currently on a scheduled shutdown after the Chapter 3 finale. That means Chapter 4 is upon us and with it will come new weapons, a brand new island, and a new battle pass, among other things. But none of that matters until the Fortnite servers allow players back into the game. Epic likes to keep this a surprise, but recent history suggests Fortnite will be playable again around 4:00-7:00 a.m. PT / 7:00-10:00 a.m. ET tomorrow, December 4. This three-hour window is our best estimate based on coverage of multiple seasons of Fortnite to date, and as always, the actual time is subject to change for a number of reasons.