Epic Games' popular battle royale game, Fortnite, will be receiving an update on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Japan time) that will significantly improve GPU performance on the Nintendo Switch.
Epic Games' popular battle royale game, Fortnite, will release an update for the Nintendo Switch version on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Japan time) that will significantly improve GPU performance!
The V16.10 update, which adds new elements and fixes bugs in Creative Mode, is also available.
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Major improvements in drawing functionality!
This update will improve performance and enhance drawing capabilities on the Nintendo Switch version.
What you will benefit from the most is the improved resolution!
Images will look sharper in both portable and TV modes.
- Portable mode: 1000 x 560 → 1170 x 660
- TV mode: 1390 x 780 → 1560 x 880
The actual game visuals are obvious when compared.
After the update, you can clearly see the shape of each leaf.
In handheld mode, the pixel ratio has increased by 38%.
It is also announced that the frequency of "dynamic resolution", which temporarily adjusts the resolution to stabilize the frame rate, will be reduced.
In addition to the resolution improvements, the performance improvements also include improved frame rate stability and a savings of approximately 140 MB in storage usage.
In terms of frame rate, the game will be smoother with less choppiness, which will make playing on the Nintendo Switch version much more comfortable!
For more information on this Nintendo Switch version performance improvement, please check the official Fortnite news page.
Creative Mode Update!
The Fortnite V16.10 update is now available on all platforms.
In addition to fixing a number of glitches in Creative Mode, a new "Strength Power-Up" has been added to the game.
It allows players to control their strength and shields during the game, instantly recovering them or generating damage over time.
For more information on this update V16.10, please check the official Fortnite news page.