Fortnite for Nintendo Switch gets an update that will increase performance in portable and docked modes. Epic Games says that the game will run at a smoother frame rate across the board “with fewer problems”, although there are still not 60 frames per second. And while the game will still use dynamic resolution to make visual adjustments on the go to keep things going as smoothly as possible, the target resolution in handheld and docked mode has received upgrades, seeing a 38 percent boost.
In handheld mode, the game has gone from 1000 x 560 to 1170 x 660, which is closer to the Switch screen̵
What this means is that the game will look less blurry, a common problem that many third-party sports encounter. The team provided a quick visual sample that compared sharpness before patch and patch, so you can see what it might look like in the game. It is definitely a noticeable improvement, even if it is minor. Everyone who squeezes more juice out of the aging Switch hardware gets kudos.
Finally, the team says that the game will free up 140 MB of storage space on your console, which marks a slight reduction in Fortnite’s file size. Businesses seem to be prioritizing such updates these days, and it’s great for people who still install games on the Switch’s internal storage (despite the fact that microSD cards are extremely affordable).