Fortnite players who are excited about their Apple’s newest 2018 iPhones, including the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, have now one distinct advantage over Nintendo Switch and Android players. As Fortnite now runs at 60fps option ahead of the other platforms.
So you can play Fortnite at 60fps on the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS Max whereas they, who owns Nintendo Switch cannot. The same actually goes for Android owners, too. That’s because their devices are currently incapable of playing Fortnite at any time beyond a capped 30fps.
While Apple’s latest generation of phones comes with A12 Bionic chip at their core, now have an option to allow them to play at double that rate. Also, making them run the game at the same frame rate as consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One.
This means the game will run smoother and with a crisper image, which is, of course, a higher frame rate than Nintendo Switch and Android players will get on their handsets, which run Fortnite at just 30fps. Although the frame rate is much higher on the iPhone XS, it is a more expensive device than a Switch.
If we speak about the cost, the Nintendo Switch currently retails for $300, whereas an iPhone XS starts at $1,000 for the baseline model. Most people aren’t going to pick up an iPhone XS strictly for gaming purposes, and certainly not for Fortnite gaming alone.
But again, those who own the latest iPhone model will get a slight advantage over Switch users. Where Apple’s A12 processor chip is extremely powerful, making 60fps possible, even though it lacks a fan like a Switch.
Bot the Nintendo Switch and iPhone XS Max are very different devices have very different asking prices, the only factor 60fps support is the availability of A12 Bionic chip. This is seen with the fact Android devices are also unable to push 60fps, even when those devices are current high-end flagships like the Google Pixel 3.
Epic, the maker of Fortnite says that it is “continuing to work on Android optimizations that could allow [them] to support a 60fps mode sometime in the future” but there is no timescale on when that might happen.
For now, anyone wishing to get the best, most fluid mobile experience when playing Fortnite needs to have a very recent iPhone. Or wait for the Android/Nintendo Switch version to arrive.
(Thanks to The Verge)
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