Epic Games’ co-op-building-game-turned-battle-royale Fortnite has hit several bumps recently because players started reporting problems with the game changing connectivity when trying to log in. These recent hitches, however, have turned out to be the result of a much-needed upgrade to stop vulnerabilities inside the game itself.
Further explanation of the Meltdown vulnerability can be seen under. A chart of backend service CPU usage can be found below.
Even the “Meltdown” vulnerability permit programs to steal data, including sensitive information, from the computer or cloud network. Fortnite, as it turns out, runs a lot of its backend procedures via a cloud service– thankfully that cloud hosting support has implemented an upgrade to prevent this vulnerability.
This update more than doubled the CPU use on Epic Games’ cloud servers and induced players to run into trouble when attempting to log into, or even remain on the game.
In a recent article, Epic Games has stated that these problems may persist during the week because sed cloud providers are upgraded further. Players have found it particularly hard in the past few days to accrue struggle pass points towards this year’s unlockable skins.
Fortnite is available now for your Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can also check the most current Holiday update and each one of the game’s new additions here.