Fortnite Has Reached 3.4M Concurrent Players, Servers Are Struggling To Keep Up


Epic Games is having server issues with their hit game Fortnite, and this is a good problem. In a post from the developers, Fortnite has reached 3.4 million concurrent players last weekend, which provided a few challenges for the developers.

They get technical, explaining what happened from February 3-4. In short, the post pointed out that the weekend alone triggered six different server incidents and assures that they are working on improvements to cater to their current player base. 

“Problems that affect service availability are our primary focus above all else right now. We want you all to know we take these outages very seriously, conducting in-depth post-mortems on each incident to identify the root cause and decide on the best plan of action,” said the Fortnite team.

“The online team has been working diligently over the past month to keep up with the demand created by the rapid week-over-week growth of our user base.” says Epic Games in the post.

The post is quite detailed on what Epic Games is currently experiencing with graphs and technical terms that even we cannot understand. 

Fortnite has found a strong and ever growing player base thanks to the success to the Battle Royale game mode they released for free last year. Last month, they updated their battle royale map with new locations to spice up the game a bit. You can watch the trailer for the map update below.

The developers recently announced the shut down of their MOBA game Paragon, showing that Epic Games is primarily focused on Fortnite's development and maintenance. Reaching 3.4M concurrent players is no easy feat and it's great that they are transparent with the struggles they are facing as the game moves forward.