Fortnite mobile at 60 frames, but not on Android
Fortnite, the game that in 2018 broke every possible record on all gaming platforms currently on the market, can finally be played with a frame rate of 60 FPS on some mobile devices. This piece of news will make many players very happy, and we could bet on it with or without a golden nuggets bonus code, but unfortunately, at the moment this upgrade will not be available for those who play this title on Android platforms.
Epic Games, the developer of the most played battle royale game in the world, has, in fact, implemented the option to switch off the current lock at 30 frames per second, which is necessary to provide all players with a consistent gaming experience. Unfortunately, this option is presently only available on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
The latest iPhones are definitely high-performance smartphones, often leading the way in the most popular benchmarks, but the power they are able to develop is certainly not a justification for being the sole devices supporting 60 frames per second on Fortnite.
Indeed, in the Android world there are very powerful smartphones as well, including some devices that have been explicitly released to target video gamers, such as the Razer Phone 2, Xiaomi Black Shark or ASUS ROG Phone.
The issue seems therefore more related to a (not so invisible) thread connecting Epic Games to Apple. In fact, Fortnite came out much earlier on iOS devices compared to Android, and this “discrimination” seems to be confirmed by the choice of making it more performing on the top Apple models currently available on the market.
For online players, however, a higher framerate is undoubtedly a substantial advantage, if only because it allows the movements in the game to more accurately reflect the inputs received in real time.
Anyway, don’t worry because eventually the FPS rate will be eventually doubled in the Android world as well, said Epic Games in an interview released to a well-known technology magazine. For the time being, you’ll just need to have a little more patience and hope that in your battle royale you won’t meet players with iPhone XS, XS Max and XR who will certainly benefit from this additional feature, which is currently only available for them.
We just mentioned the Razer Phone, the latest model by the California-based company designed specifically for gaming, and we wanted to highlight a particularity of this high-technology device: its cooling system with liquid and gas. When the processor heats up the left side of the cooling chamber, the steam collects the heat, which is then moved away to the section where the cooling will take place thanks to the liquid inside. The cooled steam then returns to the top, restarting the entire cycle. That’s how the company has managed to keep their form factor, solving the overheating problem that is often a critical issue in smartphones like Razer Phone 2. Razer seems to have really succeeded in creating a smartphone capable of combining high performance and stability with new standards in high-end Android smartphones intended primarily for gaming.