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Meltdown: Epic Games blames bug fix for online game slowdown

Increased processor use occurred when company installed patches to fix flaws, leaving players of online battle game Fortnite unable to login

The first real-world effects of processor vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre are beginning to show, due to fixes for the two megabugs which have the side-effect of slowing down cloud services worldwide.

Online video game Fortnite is one of the worst hit, with the game’s creators attributing login issues and service instability to a 30 percentage point spike in processor use that occurred when the company installed the patches.

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Source: gad2