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Fortnite players suffer connectivity issues after Meltdown fix comes to servers

Other unexpected issues are expected a Meltdown fixes are added to other cloud services

Fortnite players suffer server issues after Meltdown fix is introduced to servers

Fortnite players suffer connectivity issues after Meltdown fix comes to servers

Epic Games' has revealed that their popular online game Fortnite has been negatively affected by the introduction of software fixes for Meltdown, a recently discovered attack vector for certain processors.

Players have been suffering from connectivity issues since the introduction of these fixes onto the cloud services that the game's back-end relies on. Epic Games expects that additional "unexpected issues" are expected as this fix is introduced to the game's other online services. In other words, these issues are likely to get worse before the problem is resolved.

Below is an image that reveals a huge increase in CPU usage on affected servers, showcasing how much of an impact Meltdown can have on certain online services. It will be interesting to see whether or not other games will be hit with similar issues as updates continue to be rolled out on online services. 

  

Fortnite players suffer server issues after Meltdown fix is introduced to servers

 

Epic Games wants to resolve these issues as soon as possible and is working to address these problems as quickly as they can. 

You can join the discussion on Fortnite's connectivity issues after the release of Meltdown fixes on the OC3D Forums

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06-01-2018, 15:29:08

AlienALX
Uh oh.. That's not cool man Quote

06-01-2018, 15:30:13

NeverBackDown
Is connection being affected for players?Quote

06-01-2018, 16:25:54

Avet
This patch may not influence single users directly, because added workload is not much for tasks that you would perform on your PC (rendering, gaming, etc) but it may have drastic impact indirectly trough server tasks. When you add a little bit on every task that servers perform in massive quantity it may drasticly reduce their performance. If this is true, manufacturers can be in big problem if centers and servers can't cope with overhead. When big servers start choking it will be bad.Quote
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