Fortnite Continues To Crush It

Last weekend, the cartoonish battle royale game Fortnite hit 3.4 million concurrent users across all platforms. Before that, Chance the Rapper was begging Epic Games for a Switch port. And this week alone, we've gotten two hefty updates from the development team detailing new tweaks, item/weapon additions and upcoming changes. All this hype and development team communication make it clear: Fortnite is killing it.

The game did buckle under its own popularity early this month, causing some players to experience long wait times, but not only has Epic Games promised to optimise the game's backend, they also awarded players with some goodies for the outages in the form of gold and battle pass stars. Not bad.

For fans plugging in this week, you'll get to enjoy a new crossbow, with some Valentine's Day themed skins and a number of bug fixes, which you can read about here.

Updating players on a once-a-week basis is pretty standard for games of this size, but curiously, Epic also notified users today of even more content in the pipeline. That's two substantial news blasts in one week. For console users, you can expect Battle Royale to hit 60 FPS later this month, regardless of what system you're using. Epic is also adding more server locations to help with the strain, which is good news for players on the US West Coast and in Brazil. The team also teased a couple of potential cool new cosmetics:

The team also says that they are looking to spruce up already existing cosmetics, including adding new visual effects and animations.

What else? There's a new SMG coming next week, and Epic says it's looking into adding more items that will change the way you play. Console crafting controls are being improved, and there are a dozen new limited-time modes in the works. Custom matches are being tested. You can now hear an audible difference between when players are above you and when they are below you. Actually, you should be able to get a better sense of where players are coming from, audio-wise, period. This is maybe half of what Epic Games is promising in the full post, which you can read here. It looks like they're putting the added manpower to good use.

I'm excited to keep playing Fortnite, but mostly, I'm impressed with how much good will the development team is building with its players, even as it experiences some hiccups along the way.


Comments

    how about they fix the the damn PVE game i payed for or give me a refund since the PVP game is garbage.

      I havnt played the pve, but I guess they have to prioritise where the money and player base is.

      But it doesn’t suck at all. Not one little bit

        The problem is i paid $100 for a game they have essentially abandoned, so they can focus on a poor imitation of a battle royal game aimed at children, i get that its somehow profitable for them but its a big ol shaft to people who supported them initially and have never been given what was promised.

          I got a refund after playing about fifteen hours of it, so the option is valid... They clearly aren't focused on it anymore.

          The problem is is that you are butt hurt for spending money on a game that is going to be free soon anyways...

      It's PAID, not payed. Example: You should have paid for better education.

        gg moron, pick out the spelling mistake on the internet like a big man.

    FORTNITE NOW HAS A FRACTION OF THE PLAYERS PUBG HAS!!!

    FORTNITE IS THE BESTEST GAME EVER!!!!

    PLAY FORTNITE!!!!

    THIS PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE AND THE FIFTY OTHER SIMILAR ONES TOTALLY NOT BOUGHT TO YOU BY EPIC MEGA GAMES

      Nothing like all-caps to let you know the comment's coming from a rational and objective place.

    OH AND BUY DESTINY TOO!

      haha, but whats to do in destiny 2 now? im a log and see right now

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