Who hasn’t heard of Fortnite by this point? The game has taken the gaming community by storm following PUBG’s success. The cartoony inspired title has taken the Battle Royale genre into a whole league of its own.
The massive success of Fortnite could be debated, and it isn’t that hard for Fortnite’s business model to entice players, even some older ones too. I’d bet that many players don’t care about what servers they’re playing on. Despite the low-tickrate Fortnite’s servers use, the game doesn’t seem to be picking up on any issue yet regarding the networking side of things. Hitreg is perfect, and lag seems to be a very minor case for many people. However, enjoying lower latency is definitely a joy to behold.
At this very moment, Fortnite currently serves its players from
For the amount of players these servers amass from different regions, a ton of work has to go to make sure that their systems aren’t overloaded. In fact, when Epic Games first released the Playground LTM over a month ago, Epic Games had to quickly pull back the mode due to the flood of players. It literally took about 6-10 minutes to find a server back then. The fan-favorite mode was pulled away from players for over two weeks before making a comeback in full swing, and this time, everything’s under control.
Recently, a leak has made its way online that suggests that Epic Games could be adding new servers across the globe. These servers would be a big yes yes for those who are experiencing issues for playing on servers with high latency. This is especially true for players who do not have any servers near their area, forcing them to play on high latency servers.
The list of regions where Epic Games seems to be expanding its servers into is the following.
This would be a huge change for many players, and while there hasn’t been a word from the folks over at Epic Games yet, I’m hyped to see there servers landing soon over the course of the next few months. Yet again, one of the moves that everyone appreciates.