Fortnite surpassed PUBG last weekend
In the case of contemporary players.
Last weekend, Fortnite managed to collect more than 3.4 million players who played the game simultaneously. It is a new record for the game and thus Fortnite managed to beat PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds whose record is 3.2 million contemporaries.
This is obviously for the game’s Battle Royale mode, which has become very popular since it was released last year. Fortnites battle royale game mode is also free to play and available on more platforms than Battlegrounds is, so it may not be unexpected that it was about Battlegrounds.
But all these players also created problems for Epic whose game servers went down several times during this weekend. In a blog post, they wrote that improvements have been made so this will not happen too often again.
“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,” the studio wrote. “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.”
Fortnite Battle Royale is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows.