Fortnite PS4 And Xbox One Adding 60 FPS Mode, Dev Talks Server Issues

The optional 60 FPS mode will roll out on consoles later this month.

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Fortnite's free-to-play Battle Royale mode has surged in popularity over the past few weeks, recently hitting a new record of 3.4 million concurrent users. Unfortunately, the influx of players has also resulted in a number of server issues across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, which developer Epic has addressed in a new post on its website.

"We were not able to stay ahead of our continued growth and multiple of our backend services have been struggling under load the last several weeks. And we also shipped v2.3.0 with significant bugs. We don't consider either acceptable," Epic wrote. As a result, the developer says it has "changed [its] release plans [and] processes to help improve quality of client builds."

Among the areas Epic looks to improve are load times. The developer says it is "testing and bug fixing improvements that will deliver better level streaming with less hitches." Similarly, Epic says it is "close" to the point it can test a major optimization of its networking code, which would bring the developer "closer to running the server at a solid 20 Hz."

Additionally, Epic has announced it will roll out an optional 60 FPS mode for PS4 and Xbox One (as well as PS4 Pro and Xbox One X) later this month. "This 60 FPS mode is tuned for each console to maximize frame rate while minimizing loss of visual quality," Epic says. The studio has also added West Coast servers and will add Brazilian Xbox servers in order to further improve the game's connection.

You can read more on Epic's website. In the same post, the developer teased several upcoming limited-time modes for Battle Royale, among them the return of the 50v50 event. Epic also shared concept art of several new items and outfits that will be available in Battle Royale soon, such as a Glider modeled after a Chinese dragon.

Fortnite: Battle Royale's most recent update arrived earlier this week and introduced a brand-new weapon: the Crossbow. Players can also still take part in the game's current limited-time mode, Shooting Test #1.

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Greyfox-101

I would love to see an article about PUBG doing this–all they seem concerned about however is balancing cars back and forth

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robopsn

Getting 60fps for our money in 2018 is still an issue... smh

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robbehG

Huh. So even a quality developer like Epic has tickrate issues and server stability issues. Maybe Bluehole wasn't such a shitty developer afterall.

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3D3

Holy shit 60 frames? That's awesome! That was one of my biggest gripes about playing it on consoles.

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Plus_1

As buggy as this game has been the last few days, Ill sticc to pubg. It seems the more accurate of the two as of late. 60fps? It can barely handle the uncapped frames.

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@plus_1: So PUBG is a better game then?

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Creepywelps

@customx5: No.

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Plus_1

@customx5: depends on your likes for shooter style. FN is more casual than pubg imo.

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chiefwiggum16

Fck yeah, looks like PUBG will be taking back seat for me until it gets it shit together.

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ender003

Oh man, 60 FPS on PS4. So now instead of sounding like a 747 taking off it'll sound like the Falcon Heavy Lift rocket.

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RyanBurnsRed

@ender003: 60 fps means they'll probably be turning down/off some effects to achieve it. So it might just still sound like a 747

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SuperKlyph

Nice

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DARREN636

the hit detection is at an all time low.

4 semi auto shots to the face at point blank and the dude kills me instantly with an smg.

my group are now getting multiple instances of bullet sponges, unkillable players and well.... it's getting pointless logging in.

toxic.

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Spartan-1657

@DARREN636: I'm experiencing the worst night of this shit since it launched. Playing right now. The hit detection is fucking horrible now.

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SuperKlyph

@DARREN636: it's pretty laggy on Xbox

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DARREN636

@superklyph: talk about RNG!

we all just quit squads, it's was abysmal

i go in to a solo game and immediately get a bunch of gorgeous sniper head shots and a win.

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Pyrosa

@DARREN636: Solo and Duos have been solid for me. Squads, not.

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DARREN636

@Pyrosa: i agree,

squads is in a terrible state currently

I've actually got a few wins today in solo, so it's playable- as long as you don't run- running is completely broken, often I'm getting stuck unable to move

perhaps the new auto run has corrupted things

but i prefer the fun of squads