Fortnite is continuing to grow its fan base and will need to make sure they have the servers that will be able to accommodate these players. Having servers in different countries means that the ping rate will be reduced and so there will be less lag for players in countries that current do not have their own dedicated servers.
The new servers will be in:
Fortnite are using the Amazon Web Servers (AWS) and so are able to expand their servers when AWS has them available.
Epic Games servers run off of AWS, so when they go down, we go down. ☹️
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 3, 2017
Here’s what the Director of Platforms at Epic, Chris Dyl, had to say about the relationship with AWS:
“AWS has the broadest and deepest portfolio of services that allow us to stay focused on driving innovation in our products rather than the basic infrastructure needed to get or keep a service running. Their unmatched scalability has been instrumental in keeping pace with our rocketing player populations.”
It’s thanks to AWS that the Rocket Launch live event at the end of Season 4 went of without a hitch and the AWS commercial sales vice president, Mike Clayville, had the following to say about Fortnite:
“Throughout Fortnite’s phenomenal growth trajectory, Epic Games has relied upon AWS to provide gamers with the best gaming experience in the world and to speed innovation by delivering new items, features, and play modes to the game on a regular basis. Together, we look forward to driving new player experiences, leveraging AWS analytics and machine learning services.”