There’s good news coming for Fortnite players in the Middle East. A new Fortnite leak shows that Fortnite Middle East Servers should come to the game very soon. The leak comes from a picture on r/FortniteLeaks, which shows data on Fortnite servers with some data centers now labeled as ‘Mid-East’.
Fortnite Middle East Servers Coming Soon
While there’s no official announcement from Epic Games yet, this is a good sign for Middle Eastern players.
New data centers in the Middle East will mean lower ping for Middle Eastern players. What’s more, there’ll also be less high-ping players in other regions. Overall, everyone will be able to enjoy the game with less lag and smoother play.
A viral campaign for #FortniteMiddleEastServers kicked off earlier this year. Many players across the region showed problems they were having in the game with lag and playability issues.
I buy every skin in the game!! but in two months me and a lot of players will consider to stop buying V-bucks and quit the game if those issues are not solved its becoming unplayable #fortnitemiddleeastservers @FortniteGame @EpicGames pic.twitter.com/7tN6GDuyub
— ALAA (@DvLZStaTioN) January 27, 2019
— AHD (@Aziz91z) February 19, 2019
This led to a response from Fortnite. The game developers vowed to bring Middle East servers to the game within the next few months back in January, 27th.
We work with multiple cloud providers to supply the infrastructure for Fortnite servers globally. None of these providers yet have capacity available in the Middle East region, but we expect to have a solution in the next few months. We'll keep you updated as we learn more!
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 7, 2019
It seems that this has now become a reality, with Middle East servers soon to launch.
Fortnite Season 8 Leaks
While the current leaks don’t give us a date for the new servers, they should come soon. With Fortnite Season 8 set to launch just over a week away, this could be the perfect time to introduce them.
With so long in between Season 7 and 8, we could get some huge changes for the upcoming season. Current rumors include a new map, new guns, and some tweaks to gameplay features.
As for right now, players can get the Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass free by completing Overtime Challenges in the game. You can also send a free gift to friends until tomorrow- the Heartspan Glider.
Look out at the end of February for the next big Fortnite update, which could include the new Fortnite Middle East Servers.