It's Discord's third birthday, and the company is celebrating by sharing some numbers and improving its underlying technology. In his latest patch, larger servers perform better with a lot of people, which is important given that Discord has 19 million active members per day … and also because Fortnite exists.
If you have used Diskord a lot, you know the larger servers with thousands of members can burden your CPU. The company has fixed this, and now it is said that processor and network usage is consistent for servers with 100 or 100,000 people. Discord has also improved overall data and battery usage for the mobile apps. You can find all the fixes and upgrades on the changelog by Discord.
For its anniversary, Discord has experienced massive growth. This daily active figure of 1
Here is an infographic by Discord that shares some of their numbers:
As with Twitch and Editions for Headsets and Currency Cards for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Fortnite is behind the growth of Discord. The company specifically referred to Epic's Battle Royale shooter as the reason why larger servers should be better supported.
The official, verified Fortnite server has 180,000 people, which is the largest on the platform. But Discord says it can now grow much larger without suffering from performance, usability or network issues.
Discords and Fortnite's relationship reached pop culture in March when popular twitch channel Tyler "Ninja" Blevins played the game with rapper Drake. To better communicate with each other, Drake had Drake install Live during his stream.
– Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) March 15, 2018
But even with a celebrity affirmation like Drakes, Fortnite is still one of the main driving forces here. What's particularly good for Discord is that even if Fortnite fades from popularity (I do not think it's likely to be anytime soon), Discord should outlast it when the next phenomenon comes up.