Fortnite s popularity seems to be burgeoning, and does not show any signs of stopping. Having the crown for being one of the most popular online multiplayer games isn’t just a big deal, but shows the kind of community and developer support a game has. And Fortnite is one of those games that does not seem to lack in either of those departments even by a bit. Also Read - Epic Games gets $250 million investment from Sony; values the company at $17.86 billionAlso Read - OnePlus announces partnership with Epic Games for an enhanced Fortnite experience
As if to ascertain the validity of its claim of being one of the most popular games, Epic Games released data that says Fortnite had a total of 78.3 million players online in the month of August. This is the highest number for a month that Fortnite has seen according to Epic Games on its own blog. And following this up the developer said that they would be strengthening and increasing the volume of the infrastructure to account for the rising numbers of players. Also Read - Epic Games confirms Unreal Engine 5 compatibility with Nintendo Switch
“August was Fortnite s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play. This exposed weak points and allowed us to make targeted improvements to critical systems, such as stats and servers. The Summer Skirmish also, as you all probably noticed, highlighted problems with performance and spectating, which we ve been working on ever since.” Wrote Epic Games in the blog.
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Epic Games has also come out with the details of the Week 1 of the upcoming Fall Skirmish, which begins this Friday. Group 1 play will begin on 12:00PM EST, and Group 2 will begin at 4:00PM EST these times correspond to 9:30PM IST and 1:30PM IST.