Fortnite‘s free-to-play Battle Royale mode has surged in reputation over the previous few weeks, just lately hitting a brand new file of 3.4 million concurrent users. Sadly, the inflow of gamers has additionally resulted in quite a lot of server issues throughout PS4, Xbox One, and PC, which developer Epic has addressed in a brand new publish on its website.
“We weren’t in a position to keep forward of our continued development and a number of of our backend providers have been struggling beneath load the final a number of weeks. And we additionally shipped v2.three.zero with vital bugs. We do not think about both acceptable,” Epic wrote. In consequence, the developer says it has “modified [its] launch plans [and] processes to assist enhance high quality of consumer builds.”
Among the many areas Epic appears to be like to enhance are load occasions. The developer says it’s “testing and bug fixing enhancements that may ship higher degree streaming with much less hitches.” Equally, Epic says it’s “shut” to the purpose it will probably take a look at a significant optimization of its networking code, which might carry the developer “nearer to working the server at a stable 20 Hz.”
Moreover, Epic has introduced it can roll out an optionally available 60 FPS mode for PS4 and Xbox One (in addition to PS4 Professional and Xbox One X) later this month. “This 60 FPS mode is tuned for every console to maximise body charge whereas minimizing lack of visible high quality,” Epic says. The studio has additionally added West Coast servers and can add Brazilian Xbox servers with a view to additional enhance the sport’s connection.
You possibly can learn extra on Epic’s website. In the identical publish, the developer teased several upcoming limited-time modes for Battle Royale, amongst them the return of the 50v50 event. Epic additionally shared idea artwork of a number of new objects and outfits that can be accessible in Battle Royale quickly, reminiscent of a Glider modeled after a Chinese language dragon.
Fortnite: Battle Royale’s most recent update arrived earlier this week and launched a brand-new weapon: the Crossbow. Gamers may also nonetheless participate within the recreation’s present limited-time mode, Shooting Test #1.