Probably the most famous battle royale in the world (and one of the most famous games in general), Fortnite, has been published for numerous different platforms. Including Playstation 4 and Playstation 5, Xbox, PC, Mac, Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch. While the game from Epic Games usually runs best on PCs, depending on the equipment, the PS5 version is especially impressive. Fortnite also looks surprisingly good on the go, depending on the smartphone or tablet used. One version, however, left some graphics wishes open so far, namely the one for Nintendo Switch. But that has recently changed.

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Update for Fortnite on Switch

Even with the new update from Fortnite (buy now 16,00 € ) for the Switch, the Nintendo version does not come close to the Playstation or even PC quality. That would hardly be possible due to the technically comparatively weak hardware. However, Epic Games has a new one Update for Fortnite released, thanks to which the Battle Royale on the Switch now looks a whole lot better.

Higher resolution

With the update of March 30, 2021, the maximum resolution of the game increased. To explain: Games generally run on the switch in TV mode at a maximum of 1080p, in handheld mode the best possible is 720p. Depending on the technical requirements, many games use one dynamic resolutionMany Nintendo titles do the same. The resolution is flexibly adjusted at any time in order to keep the frame rate stable. Before the new update, Fortnite ran in handheld mode on the switch at best with a resolution of 1000 x 560, after the update it is 1170 x 660 (at least almost 40% more pixels). In TV mode, thanks to optimization, it was possible to increase from a maximum of 1390 x 780 to 1560 x 880.

More stable frame rate

The technical improvement is made possible by an update for the renderer, whereby the graphics processor of the switch can be used even better than before. That not only increases how resolution, also that Frame rate should now be more stable and sink less often into deep regions. In addition, the update will reduce the file size of Fortnite on the Switch by around 140 MB.

Graphic comparison

To compare the graphical performance of Fortnite, Epic Games has published a before-and-after comparison in the form of two images on its blog, which you can see below. On the left a screenshot of the game before the update, on the right a picture from the game after the update with the technical improvements.




Left: Fortnite for Switch before the performance update.  Right: Fortnite for Switch after the performance update with increased resolution and more stable frame rate.



Left: Fortnite for Switch before the performance update. Right: Fortnite for Switch after the performance update with increased resolution and more stable frame rate.

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