PriorityConfiguration - GameLift Service

PriorityConfiguration

Custom prioritization settings for use by a game session queue when placing new game sessions with available game servers. When defined, this configuration replaces the default FleetIQ prioritization process, which is as follows:

  • If player latency data is included in a game session request, destinations and locations are prioritized first based on lowest average latency (1), then on lowest hosting cost (2), then on destination list order (3), and finally on location (alphabetical) (4). This approach ensures that the queue's top priority is to place game sessions where average player latency is lowest, and--if latency is the same--where the hosting cost is less, etc.

  • If player latency data is not included, destinations and locations are prioritized first on destination list order (1), and then on location (alphabetical) (2). This approach ensures that the queue's top priority is to place game sessions on the first destination fleet listed. If that fleet has multiple locations, the game session is placed on the first location (when listed alphabetically).

Changing the priority order will affect how game sessions are placed.

Priority configurations are part of a GameSessionQueue .

Contents

Note

In the following list, the required parameters are described first.

LocationOrder

The prioritization order to use for fleet locations, when the PriorityOrder property includes LOCATION. Locations are identified by AWS Region codes such as us-west-2. Each location can only be listed once.

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 100 items.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-z]+(-([a-z]+|\d))*

Required: No

PriorityOrder

The recommended sequence to use when prioritizing where to place new game sessions. Each type can only be listed once.

  • LATENCY -- FleetIQ prioritizes locations where the average player latency (provided in each game session request) is lowest.

  • COST -- FleetIQ prioritizes destinations with the lowest current hosting costs. Cost is evaluated based on the location, instance type, and fleet type (Spot or On-Demand) for each destination in the queue.

  • DESTINATION -- FleetIQ prioritizes based on the order that destinations are listed in the queue configuration.

  • LOCATION -- FleetIQ prioritizes based on the provided order of locations, as defined in LocationOrder.

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 4 items.

Valid Values: LATENCY | COST | DESTINATION | LOCATION

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: