Announcing the NA-Central Server Region for Fortnite
Today we’re excited to launch the Fortnite NA-Central server region (“matchmaking region”). We’re thrilled to provide lower latency for many players residing in Mexico and the Central United States!
We worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver this new server region located in Dallas, Texas, USA. The NA-Central server region is using AWS Local Zones to provide a low-latency experience for players in Mexico and the Central United States, with the experience being similar to those of players in the NA-East and NA-West server regions.
We will continue to look for improvements where we can to try and provide the best player experience possible.
What does the NA-Central server region mean for competitive events?
During Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1, we may host a few competitive events on the NA-Central server region to test server performance and iron out any bugs, but tournaments in North America will still generally be hosted on the NA-East and NA-West server regions.
However, starting in Chapter 4 Season 2, competitive events will no longer be hosted on the NA-East and NA-West server regions. Instead, tournaments in North America will run on the NA-Central servers. Players will still be able to view and queue up for upcoming competitive events while set to the NA-East or NA-West server region, but the event will be routed to the NA-Central servers.
What about competitive prizing?
Any prizing for NA-East and NA-West in future Battle Royale Seasons will be combined into one pool for North America. This includes qualifications through multi-round tournaments such as Victory Cash Cups, FNCS Majors, and the FNCS Global Championship. North America will have one single champion for all competitive events for the first time.
The NA-Central server region is live starting today. For players in Mexico or the Central U.S., jump in-game and select it in the settings!