Fortnite Receives New Performance Update On PC Giving Players On Weaker Hardware More FPS Count, Welcomes 120 FPS Support To New Consoles

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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In anticipation for the next-generation consoles when scheduled to release in mid November, many players conjured the question as to how Fortnite will be on the newest Xbox & PlayStation. For base expectations, it was suspected the version will target 4K resolution and aim to meet a solid 60 frames per second. Perhaps even a little goodie including HDR support as well.

And closely to what fans were hoping, many of that aligned with the official update scheduled to launch the same day as the then-approaching consoles. In addition to what was speculate, Epic Games also elaborated on the implementation of higher quality textures and the addition of 60 frames per second for split-screen play as well.

Now in a new update, Fornite welcomes a new feature which allows PC users on weaker builds to lighten the weight on the system’s CPU & GPU to bring in better results. In conclusion, Epic Games shares that performance improved by roughly 60 percent of its initial framerate output. You can read the example hardware results below:

Hardware Example #1

CPU: Intel i5-8265U @ 1.60GHZ
Memory: 8GB RAM
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620

FPS Before: 24 fps
FPS After: 61 fps

Hardware Example #2

CPU: AMD A10-5745M APU @ 2.1GHz
Memory: 6GB RAM
GPU: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8610G

FPS Before: 18 fps
FPS After: 45 fps

To reiterate on the next-gen console versions of Fortnite, Epic Games also welcomed more to the update when is arrived last month. In the same blog post which disclosed the details for Fortnite on Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5, the developer now added that 120 frames per second is available on all devices. However, the resolution will be bumped down to 1440p on the respected platform.

More so for the popular battle royale this past week, Epic Games in collaboration with Microsoft welcomed Spartan-117 to the game with a Master Chief skin. The iconic Blood Gulch map is also included for players to create new memories with Fortnite’s creative mode. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you happy with the new update for Fortnite?

Fortnite is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Epic Games

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