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Fortnite releases resolution and GPU performance update to Nintendo Switch

Today Epic Games released a big update to enhance player experience for the Nintendo Switch. Specifically, the company upgraded the renderer on the Nintendo Switch to make better use of the console’s GPU. The update provides significantly improved resolution both in handheld and docked modes, resulting in images that are less blurry, without loss of performance. The update also provides a more consistent framerate, with fewer hitches, resulting in a smoother experience overall. 

RESOLUTION: HANDHELD AND DOCKED MODES

Fortnite on Switch will still use dynamic resolution when needed to ensure a consistent framerate, but this will occur less frequently, and overall resolution will be significantly higher. 

Expected Resolutions 

  Expected ResolutionsBeforeAfter
Handheld    1000×560    1170×660
Docked    1390×780    1560×880 
Note: that’s a 38% increase in pixels in handheld mode!

Check out the screenshots below to see how the game’s visuals look before and after the new update. 

Fortnite Nintendo Switch Performance Boost
Fortnite Nintendo Switch Performance Boost

Additionally, Switch players are going to save about 140MB of storage space with the new update. Grab your Switch, play in Handheld or Docked modes, and keep those Victory Royale’s coming!

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.

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