Fornite leads by roughly 200,000 gamers in keeping with latest knowledge.
On the again of its battle royale mode, Fortnite has handed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in concurrent gamers on PC.
Fortnite hit three.four million concurrents final Sunday, February four, developer Epic Video games confirmed in a blog post. Across the similar time, it suffered from quite a few server points and outages, that are the principle matter of the submit.
As Epic explains, Fornite has gone from 60,000 concurrents to three.four million in just some months, resulting in some scalability points. Wanting forward, Epic says it seeks to develop and optimize its server system to accommodate the sport’s ballooning participant base.
The studio is so hellbent on increasing, actually, that they put out a name for assist in the exact same weblog submit, urging these with area and server experience to use.
For comparability’s sake, as of last weekend, PUBG had round three.14 million concurrent gamers on PC.
Fortnite has quickly consumed Epic’s time and sources over the previous few months. Earlier this yr, on January 18, the studio introduced it was diverting sources from Paragon, its free-to-play motion MOBA, to prioritize Fortnite. Barely every week later, on January 26, Epic confirmed Paragon will shut down this April. And if Fortnite involves Nintendo Swap, as Epic boss Donald Mustard hopes it will, it can solely get greater.
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