Fortnite Login and Server Stability Issues Addressed; Meltdown Prevention?
There’s been some annoying issues that have been happening on Epic Games’ Battle Royale game, Fortnite. Now we know what it is and why it’s happening.
Fortnite Login and Server Stability Issues Addressed
Epic Games’ battle royale game Fortnite has hit a few bumps recently as players began reporting issues with the game affecting connectivity when trying to log in. These recent hitches, however, have turned out to be the result of a much-needed update to prevent vulnerabilities within the game itself.
The “Meltdown” vulnerability allow programs to steal data, including sensitive information, from the affected computer or cloud network. Fortnite, as it turns out, runs much of its back-end processes through a cloud service– thankfully that cloud service has implemented an update to prevent this vulnerability.
Further explanation of the Meltdown vulnerability can be found here. A graph of back-end service CPU utilization can be seen just below here.
This update more than doubled the CPU usage on Epic Games’ cloud servers and caused players to run into trouble when attempting to log in, or even remain connected to the game.
In a recent post, Epic Games has stated that these issues may persist throughout the week as sed cloud services are updated further. Players have found it particularly hard in the past few days to accrue battle pass points towards this season’s unlockable skins.
Fortnite is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In case you were not aware, yes, this is the free alternative to another popular battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which also had some news recently on fixes. It’s like how Paladins is to Overwatch.
Pokdepinion: Well, it was a much needed update and I have no complaints. Didn’t think the meltdown issue could be that catastrophic but either way, I’d rather wait it out than risk a data breach.