Fortnite on Nintendo Switch to Get Improved Performance, Consistent Framerate, and More

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch is getting a significant upgrade that will improve the battle royale game’s overall graphical performance, Epic announced Tuesday.

As of today, a new update to Fortnite on Switch is upgrading the resolution and framerate on both docked and handheld mode. Handheld mode is moving from 1000×560 to 1170×660, while docked mode’s resolution is moving from 1390×780 to 1560×880.

If those numbers mean nothing to you, Epic has provided an image to illustrate the upgrade’s effects. You can obviously see a decent upgrade to the foliage of the tree in the foreground, allowing for sharper looking leaves and other details.


As for framerate, Epic promises “fewer hitches, resulting in a smoother experience overall.” Fortnite on Switch features dynamic resolution to help ensure a consistent framerate, but Epic says this will be less necessary with the new update.

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One final change is that the new update frees up about 140MB of storage. That’s not a lot by any stretch, but every byte counts on the Switch’s smaller internal storage.

Don’t forget to check out our Fortnite hub for more quest walkthroughs and skin guides.

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Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN, and he’s gonna chug jug with you.

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