Bahraini Fortnite players benefit from new Middle Eastern server

Gamers can expect improved performance

Bahraini Fortnite players benefit from new Middle Eastern server

There’s nothing worse than when you’re in the middle of an intense video game battle when suddenly no amount of mouse clicking seems to work.

Lagging – where your computer’s connection visibly slows down – can be make or break in many online games, not least in Fortnite.

But luckily for Bahraini players, the creators of the cultural phenomenon have launched a new Middle East server in a bid to help players avoid any problems.

Epic Games estimates that the addition will reduce ping, a measure of the amount of time it takes for a computer to connect with the network, across the southern Middle East region by 20 to 50 percent.

The company revealed that its new server is based in Mumbai, India, and will see players across Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain benefiting straight away.

In a statement, the company said it had partnered with ‘some of the world's largest cloud infrastructure companies’ to create the new server.

It says: “ In order to solve the networking challenge, we worked with a new partner to build out an optimised network to carry game traffic back to our cloud infrastructure in places where the existing networks did not meet our performance targets.

“This network is deployed on hardware running in data centres across the region with network connectivity to major end user ISPs and more than a half dozen terrestrial and subsea international private leased network circuits back to India.”

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