Just powered up my other computer with a SSD so I had to download the 8.30 update, and guess what, for the people that in the post I've opened a while ago asked me to "use my SSD"…
When Fortnite downloads any patches, press the "Downloads" button on the launcher, there you will see this data (translating from spanish by my own):
- Fortnite (update percentage).
- Operations / Task.
A patch can be divided into "packets", think on them like being several pieces of files of an update, each update is divided on several files mainly to avoid file corruption if the download stops due any reason such as crashing or connection drop.
The issue is that… you may notice how the launcher stops "Download", "Operations" and "Write" but not "Read" a lot of times, this is likely because the Launcher is programmed to verify and maybe replace files on the installation path after have downloaded every packet, then applies the packet and continue downloading the rest of packets, repeating the same process after download another one.
So, on an almost 7GB update, instead of perfectly could take less than 10 minutes to update, the game takes over 30 minutes even on a SSD hardware, meaning that the kind of storage you use is UNRELEVANT for this launcher.
Console platforms doesn't have this issue. This is exclusive to PC using Epic Games Launcher.
Consoles doesn't have the same process of update & verification than in PC, there, if the download is stopped due any reason, the download may still be resumed without any issue thus not requiring any process of verification other than know the current patch version to start downloading the required ones.
Major problem of that is, imagine if a single 150mb update is divided into five or ten packets and Epic Launcher is doing a full verification after every 50mb downloaded… the update time can perfectly be increased by x10 or more…
EDIT: The most weird of everything is that after downloaded 146 of 148mb update, you may see how the launcher stopped download but is Reading 64mb/s and writting 284mb/s during more than ten minutes… I mean… WHAT THE FUCK IS DOING THE LAUNCHER ACTING LIKE IT JUST DOWNLOADED 50GB OF UPDATE WITH A 146MB PATCH?
I'm tired to have to wait even 10 minutes OR MORE for a single 150mb update due how bad programmed Epic Launcher is.
As I said before, the verification process should be taken either at the begining, or at the end, but not after every packet downloaded.
I've used Free Updaters on personal projects programmed by beginners updating much better than this worthless updater programmed by a multibillonaire company. I don't think that a launcher used by partners of other game companies should work like "also being in early access" state.
Gonna post this exact topic on the other subreddit, because this is hugely ridiculous and shameful.
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