Epic Games has announced that the 8.51 Fortnite update will arrive today, Thursday 2 May, with a slight delay on the timetable that foresees the publication of the updates usually between Tuesday and Wednesday.
The reason for this delay is not clear, Epic Games has limited itself to confirm that the update will arrive today, Fortnite will go offline only a few seconds as there is no downtime, but it will be necessary to download an update for the client on all platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.
The 8.51 Fortnite update will debut together with the new Challenges of Week 10, the latest as regards Season 8, and also the Extraordinary Time Challenges could appear today, in addition to the new Shadow Bomb weapon, already leaked at the beginning of the week from data miner.
Yesterday in the in-game shop the Restart van is back, for the happiness of the players who have been clamoring for the return of this vehicle
Time to be stealthy.
Sneak into the v8.51 update tomorrow, May 2 at 5 AM ET(0900 UTC). There will be no downtime but you will need to download a client update.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 1, 2019