Fortnite on Nintendo Switch gets improved framerates and boosted resolution

After introducing the Dinosaurs in Season 6 of Fortnite, Epic Games has now released a performance patch for Nintendo Switch which will improve the resolution and framerate so that game can run “with fewer hitches”. The developer has said that they have given a 38% boost to resolutions in handheld and docked modes to squeeze more juice out of the console’s GPU.

Epic Games have said in a statement that after this update Fortnite on Switch will get “significantly improved resolution both in handheld and docked modes, resulting in images that are less blurry, without loss of performance.” The update will also provide a more consistent framerate, with fewer hitches, “resulting in a smoother experience overall” said Epic.

Fortnite was released back in 2018 on Switch, and now after almost 4 years, this performance patch will upgrade its resolution in handheld mode from 1000 x 65 to 170 x 660. While in docked mode, the game’s resolution will get an upgrade from 1390 x 780 to 1560×880. According to the statement in the blog post, Fortnite will “still use dynamic resolution when needed to ensure a consistent framerate, but this will occur less frequently, and overall resolution will be significantly higher.”

Check out the improvements in the screenshots below:

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OLD (left) | NEW (right) Credit: Epic

Additionally, this patch will also reduce the 140MB of storage size that the game takes up on Switch, which is not a massive reduction considering its 11.2GB size. Reducing total file size is becoming a thing in-game space as Activision has also announced that its latest update will reduce the overall size on all platforms.


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