Want mobile Fortnite at 60fps? Get an iPhone XS or XS Max

Want mobile Fortnite at 60fps? Get an iPhone XS or XS Max
Gone are the months when Fortnite's performance on iOS was rather terrible and bug-prone. Epic Games have long since fixed the issues and Android users have also had a chance to experience the blockbuster at powerful handsets like the Note 9 that called dibs on the game's Android cameo.

There was one small caveat with all that Fortnite mobile gaming, though - the title used to run at 30fps everywhere. Well, not anymore. The owners of Apple's finest for the season iPhone XS and XS Max are now able to enjoy Fortnite at the whopping for a mobile device 60fps.

The latest Fortnite patch for iOS brings the goods to Apple's most expensive handsets, making them better for playing the game than, say, Nintendo Switch, at least when it comes to gameplay smoothness. Needless to say, Apple's top-shelf A12 chipset might be the reason for your XS or XS Max feeling like PS4 consoles that can also play Fortnite at 60fps. 

That's more of a testament to Apple's mobile chipset prowess, rather than some breathtaking advantage and we'd like to see if the new 7nm chipsets on Android will get the same treatment from Epic further down the road.

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iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)

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43 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Lol, you buy a ps4 for about 300 usd with a game bundled and it's much better than an iPhone for and at gaming. Not all of us want to play games on mobile platforms it's utter trash, especially competitive ones.

2. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Incoming android trolls with huge red bums can be heard in the distance, I can give you a discount on the cream for your issue

26. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You know what’s funny? Whenever I read Apple articles, I literally always anticipate seeing you in the comments section whining about Android trolls. And here you are, doing just that, without fail!

28. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Why? Because I anticipate android trolls like you, I don’t fail predicting your disgusting presence, don’t you think?

3. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Yeah, I want 60 fps to play a mobile game around ppl. Let us spend $1,000 or more on a phone to play a mobile game at 6 0fps. Nevermind building a computer or buying a PS4 Pro or Xbox X. Thank you PA, you are the best!

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

My post no.4 perfectly suits you. Idiots like you can't understand the differences between a console and a phone.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don't understand why people cannot comprehend the fact that a phone is much more portable than a PS4/XB1 and a Monitor.... Why the heck would you even argue that it's useless to play games on mobile when consoles exist!? Let me see you carry your PS4 Pro in your pocket....and a monitor in your other pocket. Geniuses are everywhere!! Why can't you trolls and shills just be happy that a phone is able to play such a demanding game at 60 FPS?

7. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Because it’s an apple device, if this was a Samsung they would be like “wow, Samsung is the best thing since the wheel invention, now the just created the best portable console ever”, you know typical android trolls double standards

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1424; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Touchscreen ... no need to write any more words.

19. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I admit it; FPS games are a joke on touchscreen. But it's better than having nothing, isn't it? And there's the added benefit of being able to play anywhere.

24. KingSam

Posts: 1371; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I played clash Royale but I'm on the verge of fully quitting. I might join your clan. Pubg is the best Mobile battle royale. Even COD is coming.

32. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Thanks man. What's your in game name and trophies? Looking forward to see you join :-)

11. JCASS889

Posts: 462; Member since: May 18, 2018

lol a demanding game? the graphics are crap and its less than 2gb. i wouldn't call that even remotely demanding.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It's demanding for a phone game. 2GB is a hefty amount. Seems like you don't know much about mobile games and expected it to be 20GB like on PC. You expected RDR 2 graphics too, boy?

35. JCASS889

Posts: 462; Member since: May 18, 2018

just shows how far apart phones are from the pc in terms of power, yet everyone believes the iphone is as powerful as desktops

36. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

No one believes that. Stop lying you troll....

37. JCASS889

Posts: 462; Member since: May 18, 2018

yeah, how about all the articles saying that the a12 reached desktop level performance?

38. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Show me one credible article which says that in regards to gaming and I'll accept my defeat. If you can't, then you're a 9 year old.

42. JCASS889

Posts: 462; Member since: May 18, 2018

well apple says that the 12x is as powerful as an xbox one, which is a blatant lie.

43. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Where are all the articles you were talking about, huh? Seems like you proved you're nothing but a troll. But anyways I must clear it to an idiot like u that Apple said the A12X has a GPU as powerful as an Xbox One S, which is true; benchmarks, video editing, and gaming have showed that Apple wasn't lying. Where the heck you got the info that Apple is lying. Don't reply to me from now on unless you can prove your stupidity.

13. Valbunny

Posts: 11; Member since: May 11, 2018

You're exactly right AmashAziz. I am very unsure why anyone even slightly interested in mobile games would dislike that a mobile phone can run a game at 60 FPS. While I personally have zero interest in Fortnite, I respect its popularity, I love that it is on mobile, and it is amazing that it can run at 60 FPS. This opens mobile gaming to a lot more in the future.

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Thanks for being one of the few here with some common sense. It's like people don't want fortnite to run at 60fps just coz it's only on iPhone! I assume if it was on Android first these same guys would be taunting Apple and it's A12 for being too weak.

25. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

*cough* Nintendo Switch *cough*

39. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No one is talking portability. I think he is saying that 60fps is pointless on a mobile device. In a tiny screen it is pointless vs a console where it has true benefit, because the game is in higher quality and capability. And ever since Samaung gave control of how fast a game performs, the ability doe Galazy devices to run a game at 60fps has been possible for a while. But PA wrote the article as if only the iPhone was gonna get it.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

There's been workarounds to do this since August on Android so doesn't seem to be due to apples almighty SoC but then again, knowing PA 'writers' only do research via other tech blogs I expect nothing less. Anyway, coming soon on high end android devices as well. (I guess they must be running a12 as well...)https://www.altchar.com/games-news/580361/epic-rolling-out-60-fps-for-fortnite-ios-and-android

12. Chris_ABN

Posts: 186; Member since: May 16, 2018

Great for mobile gaming even though mobile gaming is still and always will be trash. Touchscreen gaming is a joke.

15. Vokilam

Posts: 1098; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I disagree. Grownups (as you will become one day) that still like to pass time playing a game (but don’t care for candycrush) don’t have time to fire up PC or console. I have 20-30 min intervals where I can fire up a game once a day. Mobile games are awesome for that. And my current affairs are PUBG, real racing 3, driftX, BulletForce. All absolutely fantastic on mobile.

20. Blazers

Posts: 719; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

After almost 5 months, I finally got all 242 stars on Super Mario Galaxy 2 on my Note 8......so I guess mobile gaming is decent if you're away from a PC/console.

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Do you play clash royale too? You could join our clan, Dark Soul. Has about 37000 clan score, 38 members at time of this writing, and fully active. If you haven't played it yet, try it! I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Btw, real racing 3 became too much of a grind. So I left it. Had several cars including the Aventador and Porsche LMP1. Didn't spend any money on the game though....

23. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 913; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

BS. firing up a PC or console doesn't take long and is worth it cause you will get a better experience gaming on them.

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