Funko lands another huge partner and will produce ‘Fortnite’ toys and collectibles

Joanna Estrada
July 20, 2018

In addition to the more living players, there were more players that stuck around to spectate after dying. However it was subject to an extremely rough launch.

Fortnite servers are down again this morning as Epic Games perform maintenance on their shooter. As it turns out, Fortnite actually had the server capacity to handle all of the people looking to create Playground matches - where it failed was in the matchmaking service itself. Each node in the matchmaking cluster keeps a large list of open dedicated servers that it can work with, randomly distributed by region to keep a roughly proportional amount of free servers for each. In addition to that, it was confirmed that Funko will be producing Fortnite themed products in most of their lineups, including Pop!, 5 Star, Pint Size Heroes, Vynl, Keychains, and more.

At that time, we knew that there were errors with the matchmaking system the game uses. And get this: We've even got a Fortnite Funko release date and, while we'll probably be nearing double digits in terms of in-game seasons by the time they land on our lap, it's at least around the time of the real-life holiday season, one where we're all meant to be jolly.

What this meant was the nodes were continuously requesting to join servers, requesting extra servers, and overall taking 15 times longer to check for available servers.

To illustrate its point, Epic released a graph comparing the number of players alive at certain points in the Summer Skirmish games compared to normal matchmaking games. Huh, back in my day we went outside for fun. "The silver lining is that we certainly have much better visibility into the total available cloud resources in Asia than ever before, and we want to give a shoutout to our cloud partners for working with us to ensure we could quickly adjust".

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