Fortnite On Nintendo Switch Won't Be Updated To Run At 60 FPS

"That is not in the cards."


The popular battle royale game Fortnite can struggle to maintain a solid frame rate on all platforms in certain scenarios, but the Nintendo Switch edition, at least at one point, had the toughest time maintaining a smooth frame rate in action-packed battles. During a recent Reddit AMA, someone asked Epic if the studio would be able to get Fortnite's Switch edition running at 60 FPS. It's not going to happen.

"I'm afraid that is not in the cards," a developer said.

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Not only that, but Epic doesn't plan to bring back video capture for replays on Switch, the developer said. Video capture was dropped from Fortnite's Switch edition last year in a move that Epic said was undertaken in an effort to try to improve overall performance. While client-side replays aren't expected to come back to Fortnite, Epic said it is planning to introduce server-side replays sometime down the road.

In other Fortnite news, Epic recently said it's considering allowing respawns, and we might learn more during the soon-to-start Season 8. We also recently learned that Epic is planning to update and improve the game's sounds, while the developer is also looking into measures to help prevent accidental purchases. Not only that, but Epic is working on a new single-occupancy vehicle to be added in the future.

Fortnite Season 8 starts on February 28, and it seems the new season will have a pirate theme. Epic will presumably release a new Battle Pass with the season, and one of the skins has possible been revealed. Notably, this is Fortnite's first new season since the launch of competitor Apex Legends.

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