Fortnite addresses Meltdown vulnerability, settles another cheater lawsuit
Were you thinking you’d escaped all impact from the Meltdown vulnerability afflicting Intel systems? Fortnite players should think again, even consolers, as Epic Games has posted that it’s working with providers to repair its affected backend.
“All of our cloud services are affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability,” writes the studio. “We heavily rely on cloud services to run our back-end and we may experience further service issues due to ongoing updates.”
Meanwhile, there’s been movement on another of the lawsuits Epic Games lodged against various individuals it accused of disseminating cheating software in Fortnite (including a 14-year-old kid). The lawsuit against one of the defendants, Charles Vraspir, was settled last month. RPS reports that another, Artem Yakovenko, also settled his suit, with each side paying its own legal fees and Yakovenko permanently banned from even so much as helping someone else cheat at an Epic Games title.
PSA: Our cloud services were affected by updates required to mitigate the Meltdown vulnerability. We rely on cloud services to run our backend and we may experience further service issues in the next few days due to ongoing updates.
Additional info: https://t.co/89nG9wEh8J
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 5, 2018
There’s this fun tease too:
New languages are coming soon to Fortnite! pic.twitter.com/wkEDGxGSou
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 9, 2018