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Fortnite World Cup stream loses 100K viewers, expert explains why

Published: 26/Jul/2019 21:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2019 22:00

by Eli Becht


The start to the Fortnite World Cup festivities has left a lot to be desired for those watching on Twitch, and an expert thinks the reason comes down to a technical reason on Epic’s end.

The Fortnite World Cup kicked off with its Creative World Cup and Celebrity Pro-Am on July 26 but the results were not what Epic Games were expected as it was met with a lot of technical issues.

Many complaints centered around the laggy stream, which was far from what Epic were hoping for on the debut day of the World Cup.

Epic GamesThe World Cup has had a bumpy start.

According to an expert, the issue lies in the technology that Epic are using for the event, which adds an extra load onto the broadcast that resulted in issues with the stream and caused it to drop 100,000 concurrent viewers.

“[To do this right] you need to have the right technology, the right product, the right engineers and scientists to be able to build it and create it,” Jed Corenthal, Chief Marketing Officer of Phenix told Fortnite Intel.

While he believes Epic Games tested all of this before the stream began, a lot of factors can come into play.

“Epic has tested and problem solved and troubleshooted so they’re ready for whatever issues come up,” Corenthal said. “Problem is you just never really know what happens when you have real users and real load. It will be interesting to see how the technology they built reacts to it.”

Fortnite allows players to view broadcasts in-game and on Twitch.

While the broadcast experienced some issues during the Creative World Cup, those looked to be cleared up for the most part so Epic will be hoping to keep the smoothness rolling.

Friday is generally considered the warm-up day before the major events begin this Saturday and Sunday with Duos and Solos.

Epic Games calls the Fortnite World Cup the “greatest tournament of all time” on their website so this start was a bumpy start but there’s still plenty of time to redeem themselves.


Epic Games tease more “exclusive” content coming for Fortnite Crew members

Published: 15/Jan/2021 18:52

by Tanner Pierce


According to a brand-new leaked survey, Epic Games have been asking players what they might want to see added as a feature to the Fortnite Crew subscription service, hinting that they’re open to changing up what’s included in the future.

If you took a look at the Fortnite Crew subscription service and thought that it didn’t include enough or didn’t include much that you’d be interested in, Epic Games may be heeding those concerns.

According to Fortnite leaker ‘iFireMonkey,’ a brand-new survey sent out to Fortnite players might indicate that the developer might be open to changing up what a Fortnite Crew subscription comes with. Specifically, the survey asks players to rank what benefits would be most or least important to be added to the service.

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Currently, the Fortnite Crew service includes an exclusive skin, some V-Bucks and a free battle pass.

The question itself features a wide range of choices. Some are simply new ways to purchase Fortnite Crew subscriptions, like the ability to buy the service in retail stores and multi-month options.

There are also more gameplay-centric choices, including everything from custom matchmaking options to cosmetics that show off how long you’ve had a subscription. Beyond that, there’s even a choice for a monthly physical mailer with additional rewards outside of what’s given digitally.

Despite this development, it remains to be seen if the company will actually implement any changes. While this survey might indicate that the company is, at the very least, open to adding features to the service, it’s important to remember that it’s not a guarantee that they will.

Currently, the service includes a free battle pass, an exclusive Crew pack, 1000 V-Bucks and an exclusive Member’s Only emote (at least for a limited time), so the implementation of any one of the features listed in the leaked survey would be a welcome addition, especially after its rocky start.

For any updates regarding new features in the Fortnite Crew service and Fortnite in general, keep it locked to Dexerto.