Fortnite gets 120Hz mode on PS5 & Xbox Series X, adds PC Performance Mode for older computers

Epic Games are pushing out Fortnite update 15.10 today, which is all about increasing performance for an ever wider group of players.

On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S there’s a new 120fps mode that applies to both Battle Royale and Creative modes of the game – you can find the toggle in the Fortnite Video settings. It’s not clear what resolution and video settings playing at 120fps will result in, but expect a fair few sacrifices to be made to get there.

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Epic have also further optimised the game on Xbox Series S, so that the standard 60fps mode now has a maximum resolution of 1200p, up from 1080p. That should add a touch of added clarity to the game on the lighter new generation console.

Meanwhile, over on PC, Epic have released a Performance Mode update that enables the game to run on older PC specs than before. It’s an in-game setting that quite simply trades visual quality for lower memory usage and a lighter load on the CPU and GPU. It’s intended to lower the bottom end specs, but also to help smooth frame rates for those that are struggling.

The download can also be reduces, with the ability to opt out of high-resolution textures through the Epic Games Launcher installation options page. This will slash 14GB from the game’s size, dropping it to as little as 17GB when also ditching the Save the World mode and unnecessary language packs.

Epic have provided examples for the kinds of performance uplift that can be expected, both devices featuring integrated graphics and running the game at 720p:

Hardware Example 1: Hardware Example 2:
CPU: Intel i5-8265U @ 1.60GHz CPU: AMD A10-5745M APU @ 2.1GHz
Memory: 8GB RAM Memory: 6GB RAM
GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8610G
FPS Before: 24 fps FPS Before: 18 fps
FPS After: 61 fps FPS After: 45 fps

Source: press release

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