Fortnite Reaches New Heights, Boasting 3.4 Million Concurrent Players

Fortnite Reaches New Heights, Boasting 3.4 Million Concurrent Players

Epic Games' Fortnite notched up an earth-shattering 3.4 million concurrent players over the weekend, breaking the previous record held by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

It's been an wonderful and exhilarating experience to grow Fortnite from our previous peak of 60K concurrent players to 3.4M in just a few months, making it perhaps the biggest PC/console game in the world!

Fortnite is getting so big so fast that Epic's blog post also featured numerous mentions of how they are hiring in offices in Seattle, North Carolina, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, the UK, Stockholm, and Seoul.

By comparison, that's ahead of the 3 million peak concurrent players that PUBG reached in January.

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Fortnite is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The developer did not provide a breakdown of how that figure is divided between the paid Fortnite base game and the free-to-play Battle Royale mode, but it can be safely assumed that Battle Royale has the bulk of the players.

Moving forwards, the team is reworking how its infrastructure works, including work on making sure the servers or clients only call the backend when its necessary.

Many Fortnite fans will agree that server issues are far from a new occurrence in the game, as one recent instance of the servers going offline caused Epic Games to put out an apology and offer a promise of compensation to those affected.

"Problems that affect service availability are our primary focus above all else right now", the company wrote. Let us know in the comments down below.

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