Fortnite runs at 60 fps on Apple’s newest iPhones

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Fortnite players who are equipped with Apple’s latest iPhones now have one distinct advantage over Nintendo Switch and Android players: Fortnite on the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR now includes the option to run at 60 fps.

This means the game will run smoother and with a crisper image. That’s a higher frame rate than Nintendo Switch and Android players will get on their devices, which run Fortnite at just 30 fps.


A screenshot from Fortnite on an iPhone XS with the latest patch installed that shows a new option to play at the higher frame rate.

Although the frame rate is much higher on the iPhone XS, it is a more expensive device than a Switch. The Nintendo Switch currently retails for $300, while an iPhone XS starts at $1,000 for the baseline model. Most people aren’t going to pick up an iPhone XS strictly for gaming purposes — and certainly not for Fortnite alone — but those who have the latest iPhone model will get a slight advantage over Switch users. Apple’s A12 processor chip is extremely powerful, making 60 fps possible, even though it lacks a fan like the Switch.

Fortnite also runs at 60 fps on more powerful consoles, including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X. Android mobile devices currently cap the game at 30 fps, and Epic hasn’t announced support for any Android phone.



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