New Fortnite Update v26.20 (4.02) – Server Downtime & Patch Notes 26th September 2023

Epic Games has announced the release date and time for the new Fortnite update, v26.20 (4.02). Here are the early patch notes and scheduled server downtime information for the 26th September 2023 update.

It’s been just over a month since Epic Games launched a new season of Fortnite Battle Royale. So far, we’ve had one major update in season four.

Two weeks ago, Epic released the 26.10 Fortnite update which included the My Hero Academia wave 2 collaboration.

The collaboration included a new mythic item along with the Deku Smash return. Although there were no free cosmetics available, players could complete My Hero Academia quests for season 4 XP.

Players have been eagerly anticipating the next major release for Fortnite Battle Royale, and it looks like the wait won’t be long.

Epic Games has announced when the next update will be, and we have all the information you need about the v26.20 update including early patch notes, server downtime information, and more.

Fortnite Server Downtime for 4.02 Update – September 26th, 2023 (09/26/23)

For every major Fortnite update, Epic Games needs to take down the servers for scheduled maintenance in order to prepare them for the new release.

The v26.20 update (4.02) is no different and Epic has announced when the servers will go down for scheduled maintenance.

The Fortnite servers will be down for maintenance on 26th September, 2023 at 3 AM ET / 8 AM BST / 9 AM CEST. Here’s the tweet announcing the update:

Fortnite Servers Down When Will they be Back Up 26th September 2023

When Will The Servers Be Back Online?

Whilst Epic never specifies when the Fortnite servers will be back online, based on previous updates over the past few months, we’re guessing they’ll be back online at roughly 10 AM BST on 26 September 2023.

We’ll update this section of the article when they’re back online.

Fortnite v26.20 (4.02) Update Early Patch Notes

Thanks to data miners, we know what to expect from today’s v26.20 (4.02) update. The Unknown Ahsoka Tano rewards will be added to the game along with the quests.

The Unknown Ahsoka Tano

Star Wars Rift Gates will be making a return. Once you interact with the Rift Gates, it’ll spawn a lightsaber and force power. Blasters will also make a return along with the possibility of other Star Wars items returning.

Here’s the full list of changes thanks to iFireMonkey:


Star Wars:
The Unknown Ahsoka Tano Rewards Added
Quests Enabled
Gain Shields
Be the first one to open a chest, first to get an elimination, and first to land on the ground (can be done over multiple matches)
Survive Storms
Damage with melee (most likely lightsabers)
Complete Job Boards
Deal Damage
Lightsabers Returning
Star Wars Rift Gates Returning (interact with Rift Gates that spawn to get a lightsaber and a force power
Blasters Returning (files recently updated for it)


Week 5 & 6 Quests Added
Fish Thicc’s Snapshot Quests Added
3 Quests Done: Ram Rocket Purchase
6 Quests Done: Upgrade Weapon Service + Infiltrator Pump Shotgun is Legendary
10 Quests Done: Hire NPC
Birthday Quests Removed

Gameplay Changes:
Balloons & Birthday Presents Vaulted
Jump Balloon Augment Vaulted
Deku’s Smash Vaulted

Potential Changes (Not Confirmed for this update):
V-Bucks Quest Pack Codenamed “Confection Pop”
Level Up Quest Pack Codenamed “Ephemeral”
Bug Fixes (nothing is currently marked as fixed on Trello)
Toggle Zoom DMR Added to Files
New Augments

Other Changes:
October 2023’s Crew Pack
New Cosmetics

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