Hey gamers, Captn Jack here, your trusty gaming expert. As an experienced gaming journalist, I’m here to give you the scoop on the latest server maintenance and game downtimes so you can plan your gaming sessions accordingly.
- FIFA 23, League of Legends, and PUBG: Battlegrounds experiencing maintenance this week
- Nintendo Switch Online also scheduled for maintenance
- Stay updated on your favorite games’ server statuses and upcoming releases
⚙️ Scheduled Downtimes for Your Favorite Games
Here’s a quick rundown of the games going offline for maintenance during the week of April 17th:
On April 19th, FIFA 23 will be down for maintenance from 8 AM to 1 PM. This downtime will affect all platforms and titles from FIFA 18 onwards.
League of Legends
League of Legends will also be down briefly on April 19th for the 18.8 patch deployment. The queues will be disabled at 10:30 AM, and you won’t be able to play from 12 PM. The game is expected to be back online by 3 PM.
On April 20th, PUBG: Battlegrounds will be down as the developers deploy Update 23.1 for consoles. The maintenance will start at 3 AM, and the game is expected to be back online by 12 PM.
? Upcoming Game Releases
Many exciting game releases are approaching in 2023 for PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. Check our Game Release List for an overview of the release dates, including April’s highlights.
? Server Status for Online Services
It’s not just individual games that can experience downtime – entire online services like PlayStation Network (PSN), Xbox Live, Battle.net, and EA’s Origin can also be down. You can visit our respective outage trackers to stay informed about any issues.
Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online is scheduled for maintenance on April 20th. The maintenance will begin at 6:30 AM and is expected to end at 9 AM. Various restrictions to the online service may occur during this time.
Remember to always check your internet connection if you experience any online issues, as problems can also arise from your ISP or due to maintenance in the DSL and cable networks.
Expert opinion: According to a report by Newzoo, the global gaming market is expected to reach $218.7 billion in 2023, with online gaming accounting for a significant portion of the revenue. The report also predicts that the number of gamers worldwide will reach 3.1 billion by 2023.