GPU performance and resolution boost for ‘Fortnite’ on Nintendo Switch

Beginning March 30, 2021, Epic Games released an update to enhance the player experience for the Nintendo Switch. Specifically, they upgraded the renderer on the Nintendo Switch to make better use of the console’s GPU.

RESOLUTION AND GPU PERFORMANCE: WHAT TO EXPECT

So what does this mean for Switch players? 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 Resolutions Before After
Handheld     1000×560     1170×660
Docked     1390×780     1560×880

Note: that’s a 38% increase in pixels in handheld mode!

I’ve already noticed the improvement when I booted up the game after the v16.10 update. It’s noticeable.

Now we just need the ability to capture video with the Switch capture button again and save replays.

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

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