'Fortnite' has gone offline for major updates today (15.01.19).



The world's biggest game is expected to go down until around 12pm (GMT), with new features including a new version of glider re-deploy, which will "iterate different levels" of height, movement speed, drop chance, charge count) an inventory slot tension.

Teasing what fans can expect from update 7.20, Epic Games wrote in a blog post: "A while back we ran a test for glider re-deploy. There was a very split response on the mechanic which revealed some positives as well as some negatives.

"We removed the mechanic from default modes, but feel an alternative implementation will help in solving some of those negatives and better suits our goals.

"The goal with the item is to provide mobility and utility, but in a form that can be balanced and iterated upon.

"By implementing glider redeploy as an item we can iterate on multiple different levels (i.e. redeploy height, movement speed, drop chance, charge count), including inventory slot tension."

Announcing the downtime, Epic tweeted: "Deploy your Gliders! Patch v7.20 releases tomorrow, January 15. Downtime begins at 5 AM ET(1000 GMT) (sic)"

The full patch notes are online and also revealed that there will be the addition of a Scoped Revolver "to hit precise shots against enemies" and various adjustments to the weaponary.