Fortnite Devs Warn About Server Usage After Meltdown Security Patches

Fortnite is an online shooter from Epic Games. The game uses a mixture of crafting with tower defense and third person shooting to present an online experience. However, it was not until the Battle Royale free mode that the game achieved huge success on consoles and PC.

Recently, the Fortnite developers have talked about a spike in the CPU usage for their backend servers after installing the Metldown security updates.

Attention Fortnite community,

We wanted to provide a bit more context for the most recent login issues and service instability. All of our cloud services are affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. We heavily rely on cloud services to run our back-end and we may experience further service issues due to ongoing updates.

This issue is not just limited to Fortnite but also other services that offer similar online gaming experience. This is basically a worldwide issue right now as the security vulnerability affects a wide range of devices from Intel, AMD to ARM processors.

Fornite is available now as an early access release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC while the full game will launch as a free to play game in early 2018. You can also separately download just the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite if you don’t want to play the main game.

Danial Arshad Khan

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