Fortnite Battle Royale on Switch Hits 900p Docked and 720p in Handheld Mode - Switch vs PS4 Comparison

Fortnite Battle Royale on Switch Hits 900p Docked and 720p in Handheld Mode - Switch vs PS4 Comparison

Fortnite Battle Royale on the Switch in Handheld mode dropped to 768x432 in tests. Frame rate is mostly 30fps.

YouTube channel VG Tech has tested the two versions of Fortnite Battle Royale on the Nintendo Switch. This test focuses on the frame rate of both the docked, and undocked versions of the game.

According to YouTube video description, "In docked mode the Switch uses a dynamic resolution with the lowest native resolution found being approximately 1093x615 and the highest native resolution found being 1600x900".

VG Tech goes on to state that "In portable mode the Switch uses a dynamic resolution with the lowest native resolution found being approximately 768x432 and the highest native resolution found being 1280x720".

In the video analyzing the docked performance of Fortnite Battle Royale on the Nintendo Switch, there's a fairly stable rate of 30 frames per second. The only major, and consistent time at which the frame rate dips below 30 is when the player character has just deployed their Glider, and is parachuting down towards the ground. Even then, the frame rate never drops lower than 25 frames per second. There is currently no option to play Fortnite on Switch at 60 frames per second.

VG Tech has even put together a Fortnite spreadsheet, to analyze the performance of the Battle Royale game. In the spreadsheet you'll find all sorts of statistics for the docked version of the game, including total frame amounts, frame tearing statistics, and more.

The Switch version of Fortnite Battle Royale looks pretty impressive, especially when you compare it directly with the PS4 version. While there are some obvious cutbacks, this looks like a great way to play the game anywhere.

If you're wondering how to go about playing Fortnite on the go, make sure to head over to our Fortnite Switch guide. Fortnite on Switch was revealed during the Nintendo E3 Direct on June 12, and released on the same day.

Hirun Cryer

Guides Writer

Hirun Cryer is by far the most juvenile member of USgamer. He's so juvenile, that this is his first full-time job in the industry, unlike literally every other person featured on this page. He's written for The Guardian, Paste Magazine, and Kotaku, and he likes waking up when the sun rises and roaming the nearby woods with the bears and the wolves.

Read this next

Fortnite Bat Statue, Way Above-Ground Pool, Seat for Giants Locations

Here's how to find the bat statue, above-ground pool, and the seat for giants in Fortnite Battle Royale.

New Fortnite Patch 10.20 Adds a Powerful New Trap and Brings Back the Floating Island

Also, creative mode gets prefabs for a prison and a toilet factory.

Fortnite Players Wish They Could Take Pricey Skins for a Test Drive

Would this try-before-you-buy fan suggestion juice skin sales or save players their V-Bucks?

Fortnite Gets a Borderlands 3 'Mayhem' Crossover Event

And the new patch 10.20 is out right now.

Epic Isn't Budging On Fortnite's Mechs, Despite Player Protests

The massive machines of destruction seem like they're here to stay.

Fortnite Memorial to a Cube - How to Visit a Memorial to a Cube in the Desert or by a Lake

Here's our guide to the Fortnite cube memorial locations, within the desert and by a lake.

More News

Overwatch's Bastion Gets an Adorable Lego Skin for New Event

Just be careful you don't step on him.

Anthem Transitions to Seasonal Updates as Future Looks Murky

A new update from BioWare makes Anthem's future seem up in the air.

Tetris 99 Will Dole Out Super Kirby Clash Currency in a Nintendo F2P Mash-Up

Two different Nintendo approaches to free-to-play are going to #linkandbuild.