Fortnite Had Biggest Month Ever in August With 78.3 Million Players | Gaming News
Epic has fortified Fortnite’s systems and infrastructure to account for increasing player count.
Announced through the official Epic Games website, while giving some new Fall Skirmish details, Epic said it has hardened and scaled Fortnite’s systems and infrastructure to account for rising player numbers that occurred during the Summer Skirmish.
Epic said, “August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers. The Summer Skirmish also, as you all probably noticed, highlighted problems with performance and spectating, which we’ve been working on ever since.”
Epic had previously announced the $10 million Fortnite Fall Skirmish, which will have a shorter competition period than the Summer Skirmish. New details Epic gave for the Fall Skirmish include it beginning Week 1 this Friday a 12pm EST with Group 1 play, with Group 2 play starting at 4pm EST.
There has been a lot happening in Fortnite lately, including a Fortnite Cube falling into Loot Lake and creating a giant bounce field, and a Fortnite Switch bundle being announced that includes the free-to-play game, 1,000 V-bucks and the Double Helix Set launching October 5 for $299.99 US.
Season 6 of Fortnite kicks off September 25, and the Fall Skirmish starts tomorrow, September 21.
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