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Fortnite demolishes PUBG concurrent record with 3.4 million players at one time

Gamers are riding the battle bus to history.

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One of the most significant debates in the industry right now is Fortnite vs. PUBG, and there is no right answer. It all depends on preference and system availability. However, players are making sure their voices are heard, and there is a clear winner: Fortnite.

Epic Games announced that its highly popular battle royale game passed Bluehole’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds concurrent player record by 200,000. Previously, the record was 3.2 million, but now the number stands at 3.4 million.

Unfortunately, the record did not come without repercussions. Fortnite servers crashed due to being overloaded by millions of players attempting to play at once.

The Epic Team, via a blog post:

“The extreme load caused six different incidents between Saturday and Sunday, with a mix of partial and total service disruptions to Fortnite.

Fortnite has blown into success after PUBG fell off after the development team has failed to keep up. Even with the launch of a new map, players were left feeling unsatisfied and changed games. I can personally attest to this as I have made the switch to Fortnite. Epic continues to push out new content along with consistently updating the game to make sure it stays optimized and crisp for gameplay. Bluehole seems to be at a standstill as the water is past their head – I don’t know if they can keep up.

Epic promises 60 FPS for all console versions, more servers for West Coast and Brazilian Xbox players, and continued cosmetic updates.

No wonder why people are leaving Bluehole’s virtually unplayable paid early access game to Epic’s free to play optimized battle royale version.

Disclosure: PUBG was a previous client of media relations firm EZPR, where KnowTechie’s editor-in-chief holds a position. However, he did not participate in this post’s writing, editing, or publishing. He remains unbiased and independent in his role at KnowTechie. Any potential conflicts of interest have been disclosed.

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Amanda is a freelance journalist who enjoys naps way too much. I fell in love with video games when I bought my N64 and Goldeneye 007 with my birthday money... it's safe to say that birthday was epic. Let's chat!

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