While Fortnite has millions of players worldwide, it’s logical to assume that not everyone of them lives in the US, which means, for some people, they experience ping spikes, lag and more. Thankfully, Epic Games knows about this as the company has now deployed Fortnite Asia servers and Fortnite Brazil servers!
This was announced over on the official Epic Games website where it was also mentioned that these new servers are available for both the PlayStation 4 and PC. There is one slight niggle for now though, the duos playlist will be disabled at first, bit will be re enabled once Epic irons out the kinks.
Check out the instructions below how to choose which servers you connect to as well.
In our effort to provide a better player experience new servers have just launched for Brazil and Asia. We are excited to take one more step forward in strengthening our global community and providing a better experience for all players around the globe, one region at a time!
Get ready to drop into the arena solo or with a squad. The duos playlist will be disabled at first, but will be re-enabled once we are confident we can provide a great experience for all players.
Both Brazil and Asia servers will support PS4 and PC at launch.
Players will automatically connect to the regions with the lowest ping, but you can still manually select a server region. Please follow the steps below if you would like to change your matchmaking region.
- Navigate to the Main Menu in the top right corner of the screen.
- Select Settings.
- Select the Game tab.
- Change your matchmaking region using the left and right arrow indicators and select your desired region.
Additionally, “medium ammo” has been reduced from 20 to 10 in Battle Royale as well. This was decided by the dev team after the 1.7.2 update that rolled out yesterday. It seems it’ll be a hotfix, so no download is needed. The ammo reduction was made due to players tearing down structures and “apply a seemingly endless amount of pressure with their assault rifles.”
Epic has certainly been busy with Fortnite, which is fantastic for a free-to-play game. Once more tweaks and additions to the game are made, we’ll be sure to let fans know ASAP.