Steam servers refuse to buckle as complete world downloads Halo Infinite


My Halo Infinite obtain velocity shortly after it turned accessible. (Picture credit score: Valve/Microsoft)

At round 11 am PST at this time, Steam’s complete bandwidth utilization greater than doubled to 23.5 Tbps because of the shock launch of Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer. The sudden spike wasn’t only a line on a graph: After I began the obtain, Steam might solely ship round 78 KB/s over my high-speed fiber connection. The Steam shopper estimated that it could take me three days to obtain Halo Infinite’s 23.7 GB multiplayer package deal at that fee.

Others at PC Gamer had been likewise caught downloading Halo Infinite via a cocktail straw, and quite a lot of followers on Twitter have lamented the gradual obtain. I additionally noticed somebody who occurred to be downloading a totally different sport on Steam on the time complain, like a poor shopper who’d been shoved right into a 2003 GameStop midnight launch line whereas searching for a used copy of Luigi’s Mansion. 


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