Allocating based on GameServer Player Capacity
GameServer that has room for a specific number of players.
The Player Tracking and Allocation Player Filter features are currently Alpha, not enabled by default, and may change in the future.
Use the FeatureGates
to enable and test these features.
See the Feature Gate documentation for details on how to enable features.
Using this approach, we are able to be able to make a request that is akin to: “Find me a
GameServer that is already
allocated, with room for n number of players, and if one is not available, allocate me a
Common applications of this type of allocation are Lobby servers where players await matchmaking, or a persistent world server where players connect and disconnect from a large map.
The below allocation will attempt to find an already Allocated
GameServer from the
Fleet “lobby” with room for 10
to 15 players, and if it cannot find one, will allocate a Ready one from the same
NoteWe recommend doing an extra check when players connect to a
GameServer that there is the expected player capacity
GameServer as there can be a small delay between a player connecting and it being reported
- Have a look at all commands the Client SDK provides.
- Check all the options available on
- If you aren’t familiar with the term Pod, this should provide a reference.
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Last modified February 20, 2024: Document `Distributed` pod scheduling. (#3662) (24e7f83)