Fortnite Battle Royale and Save the World players are preparing for a massive update this morning and will no doubt be eager to get their hands on the brand new Battle Pass content the second it becomes available.
If the new Battle Pass is anything to go by, players will have ten weeks and 100 new tiers to unlock, packed to the rafters with new skins, gliders, pickaxes, emotes, loading screens, back bling and much more besides!
But before we can get to the good part, there's just that small matter of the game's servers going offline to introduce the brand new update and content to the millions of players who play both versions of the Fortnite game.
It's equally possible that we could be getting some rather significant map changes on the Battle Royale mode, so it's also possible that this could be the most extensive update the game has seen to date.
On top of all the above, fans will most likely be keen to find out some of those last remaining secrets from Fortnite Season 4. Like what is the deal with the massive dinosaur footprint, or the rifts and will anyone open that mysterious hatch? Or is it going to become just another weird thing like season-ending cliffhanger from an episode of LOST.
As we mention, we'll find out the answers to a lot of these questions very soon, but the servers need to come offline before we can learn anything - including the new patch notes.
So for the time being, here's what we know about this mornings downtime including how long it's likely to take.
How long is Fortnite downtime?
Fortnite servers will be shut down this morning at "8am GMT" according to Epic Games. Which is actually 9am BST (4am ET) because we're no longer on GMT time.
As usual, it's possible that Fortnite players will be booted from their Fortnite account up to 20 minutes before the update begins. So try not to be alarmed if you lose connection well before the official 9am start time.
If this was anything like a usual content update we might expect the game to be down for around two to three hours. But as we mention, this is no ordinary downtime and it could take even longer depending on the magnitude of the work required.
Either way, we wouldn't expect it to come back online until at least 11am BST (7am ET) but more likely much later in the afternoon.
Epic Games has been teasing fans with posters and hints for the last week offering clues into the new theme of Season 5, but we might once again get a new trailer that helps shine a light on the new season.
Rest assured, however long the game is down, we expect that between patch notes, datamined files, new skins, trailers and much more, that we'll have plenty to occupy ourselves before the game does come back online.
SEASON 5 SKINS LEAKED
Let's be honest in the run up to the start of Season 5 you'll have undoubebly seen all the various teasers and real world events that have been going on.
Between rifts pulling stuff out of the map or spawning random stagecoaches, not to mention the several llamas appearing around Europe, chances are, if you're a Fortnite fan, you've seen and heard it all.
HOWEVER, we imagine that you haven't seen or heard anything about the official new skins which leaked late last night. Because, lets face it, you was either asleep in the dead or night or crying into a pint glass because the world cup was no longer 'coming home'.
For those wanting to know more, lets just say the Xbox One dashboard once again gifted gamers another premature leak, revealing three awesome looking new skins that we assume will be part of the games next Season 5 Battle Pass.
These skins also play heavily into the themes previously seen in official Fortnite Season 5 teasers released in the last three days.
One skin, for instance, is pretty much a female Viking, whilst another, which looks quite modern in truth is of a new character who is wearing that Japanese Kitsune mask or a Kabuki mask we saw previously.
The third skin appears to be some sort of military ranger. Bearded, tough looking, with a lot of front pockets for storing all his important ammo and such.
Equally, for those wondering, we don't see anything related to back bling, gliders or pickaxes. Although you'd have to say the Viking skin is surely going to get some sort of massive Viking axe as seen in the second official teaser.
You don't have long to wait long to find out more with the official server downtime and patch notes set to arrive in a few short hours.
Hold onto your hats. A huge amount of new Fortnite info is set to drop from the Battle Bus VERY soon.