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Fortnite Battle Royale - 811K will do a number on your servers

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Fortnite Battle Royale has had some trouble with its servers during the past weekend. A couple of updates have remedied the issue. The server crashes were due to a record number of concurrent players trying to get a piece of the action.

Epic's Fortnite Battle Royale launched on 26 September as a free to play title available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Mere two weeks into its lifespan, Fortnite has already had 10 million players battling it out on its servers. Royale style. 

The 500,000 peak concurrent users milestone was smashed on 10 October. This brings us to the present. The aforementioned servers have been struggling to keep up with the demand. Recently, Fortnite paid the price for its success: there was a series of server outages, squads were temporarily turned off and numerous waiting in queue errors had occurred.

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Epic Games applied a client update that was supposed to improve the overall stability of the game. That update was followed by another that was supposed to re-enable several playlists for Battle Royale players. Things were finally resolved yesterday and you'll be pleased to hear that Squad Play managed to recover fully

If you want to give the free-to-play Battle Royale option a whirl, you can find its client right here.