• New Fortnite Release Downloads Shatter Record for Internet Traffic

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Obama's inauguration? The 2016 presidential election? They've got nothing on Fortnite .
    The release of the game's fifth season, a notable update that players have been anxiously awaiting, broke Internet game traffic records, according to Akamai. Actually, no... it shattered those records.
    To put things in perspective, the 2016 U.S. Presidential election saw peak traffic on Akamai's platform of 7.5 Tbps. Yesterday's Fortnite update peaked at 37 Tbps. That's nearly five times the bandwidth.
    “To put this into perspective, this level of traffic would be like downloading the average mobile game...
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