Fortnite Beats PUBG for Concurrent Players

PUBG has been grabbing all the headlines recently with massive concurrent player numbers being racked up by the game. Fans of the Epic game Fortnite will be glad to hear that the game has now beat the PUBG concurrent player record on Steam. Last weekend Fortnite hit 3.4 million peak concurrent players.

That puts it ahead of PUBG’s highest concurrent player number of 3.2 million players. The downside to having so many people playing Fortnite is that the servers had a tough time keeping up with the demand. Epic wrote, “The extreme load caused 6 different incidents between Saturday and Sunday, with a mix of partial and total service disruptions to Fortnite.”

Epic tried to be as forthcoming as possible with the reasons the game had so many issues with that many gamers playing at once. It talked about all sorts of technical issues with available IP exhaustion among them reports PC Gamer.

“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,” Epic 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.”