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Fortnite Hits 3.4 Million Concurrent Users On Same Weekend Of Server Outages

Fortnite Hits 3.4 Million Concurrent Users On Same Weekend Of Server Outages

"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds,"also known as "PUBG", has managed to get to 3.2 million concurrent players".

While this concurrent player success for Fortnite is definitely worthy of celebration, it's important to note that this particular feat of surpassing a previous record set by PUBG is likely partially due to the fact that the Battle Royale portion of Epic Games title is free-to-play, while the latter title is not. Over the weekend, on Super Bowl Sunday, the game hit a new record of 3.4 million concurrent players, Epic announced in a blog post this week.

That 3.4 million is higher than even PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' peak of just over 3.1 million It's important to note that Fortnite is a free game and available on three different platforms, including the higher-selling PlayStation 4, compared to PUBG which is $30 and only now playable on PC and Xbox One. In addition, #Epic Games, the game developer, has done a fantastic job updating the game [VIDEO]and adding new content to it on a weekly basis.

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Fortnite could have done even better at the weekend if it hadn't been for the server problems caused by so many people playing at the same time.

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. It goes deep into detail on the systems that power the game and what went wrong, along with a rundown of the steps Epic is taking to ensure server stability in the future. You can read about it, here. Let us know in the comments down below. While the game developer hasn't revealed total amount of active players, it is safe to assume that "Fortnite" is very close to 50 million players.