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You can now play Fortnite at 60fps on the new Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Older Apple iPhones, Android devices and Nintendo Switch is still limited to a lower frame rate, though.

  • Published: November 28, 2018 9:54 AM IST
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In the battle between PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, the winner in India looks to be the former. However, iOS users swear by Fortnite, which boasts different dynamics including the ability to build while in games. Furthermore, it’s early optimization for iOS devices means that Fortnite tends to run particularly well on iPhones, which contributes heavily to its popularity in the US and other strong markets for Apple. The game gets a new boost now, with the addition of 60fps gameplay.

However, playing Fortnite at 60fps is currently limited to just the new Apple iPhone models, including the Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. If you’re playing Fortnite on any of these phones, you’ll have the ability to activate 60fps mode; this will ensure smoother graphics, cleaner animations and a general improvement in the visual experience of gameplay. 60fps gaming is considered a huge deal on more capable PCs and consoles, so the introduction of the option on the Apple iPhones is huge for fans of Fortnite.

For now, there’s no word on when – or indeed if – 60fps gameplay will come to older iPhones, Android devices and the Nintendo Switch, which are currently limited to 30fps. The reason for this is likely because of the new A12 chipset on the new iPhones, which makes 60fps gaming possible. Certain Android devices do support up to 60Hz graphics, and support for limited Android devices could come at a later date.

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In India, competing battle royale game PUBG Mobile is far more popular, thanks to its being on the Android platform for longer and the ability to run even on low-end devices. Many players also prefer the more realistic approach of PUBG Mobile, while Fortnite is considered more ‘cartoonish’ and awkward visually.

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  • Published Date: November 28, 2018 9:54 AM IST