Fortnite performance on iPhone and iPad is terrible, but Epic Games promises a fix

Fortnite performance on iPhone and iPad is terrible, but Epic Games promises a fix
If you've played Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad, you probably have quite a few bad things to say about how it performs. Unfortunately, that's a very old issue that the folks over at Epic Games haven't been able to address yet.

Luckily, the bad news stops here, as Epic Games has just announced that it has managed to fix all issues related to how Fortnite performs on iOS. The developer confirmed an update will be rolled out in the coming days to all iOS devices, which should address all performance problems.


The announcement was made earlier today, but no other official statements regarding the availability of the patch have been issued after that, which means it's not yet ready for prime time. Still, this is probably a matter of days rather than weeks, so be patient if you're a Fortnite addict.

source: Reddit via AppleInsider

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52 Comments

1. RoyalMike unregistered

Like it's flawless on Android,,

12. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The real problem is Apples SoC will throttle down if it gets too hot, and it doesn't take too long for it to throttle down. It's why we see the SD 845/835/821/820 run things like Daydream or Oculus VR apps, and will not throttle down.

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 6397; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The designer of the game is saying that it has fix the problem IN THE Game - which only means that they test its performance on the iPhone and the device decided not to throttle s**t. But you go on with your stupid, funny rant :).

19. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That is because they reduce quality to "fix" performance. It is a way to stop the throttling and so he isn't wrong. Fact of the matter is that these devices are no where close to running this game at the same quality as a PC and some of them have a higher resolution than most desktop monitors. There is a lot of BS surrounding the Apple A series chips, that they are desktop level or whatever, and so iFans like to believe they can replicate desktop level behavior. Sadly, modern CPUs don't really do much in a system most of the time and GPUs are where the performance numbers really lie. The GPUs in mobile devices are nowhere close to desktop level and they can't because physics.

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6397; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

And you know that (the fact that they reduce the quality) from what source? I would really like to read it.

50. DolmioMan

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Nothing to do with throttling mate. Apparently it ran fine over long periods up until the most recent update so it’s a dodgy update with some rubbish journalism to stir up the Android cockroaches. The 845 and certainly the exynos 9810 throttle just as quickly even though everyone claims to have some kind of liquid cooling system. The only time you see A chip throttle is in synthetic benchmarks whereas Samsung clearly had a throttling problem even with a heatpipe as they boasted about how their new beefy heatpipe in the Note 9 prevents thermal throttling.

51. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

You can run both Daydream and Oculus VR apps for hours, and with no degradation or slow down with the SD 845. Like to see Apples A11 run any of that, but we can't see that because Apple doesn't support any of that. Because even they know their SoCs would over heat and throttle down.

34. maherk

Posts: 6686; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No one ever said that it's flawless on Android. On the other hand, I've seen dozens of comments on this website from Apple fanboys bragging about how great Fortnite runs on their iPhones and mocking Android for not handling such a game.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17095; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not flawless, just better.

39. cozze02

Posts: 119; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Galaxy note 9 no issues at all here

52. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

It barely runs on Android even on the lowest setting. LMAO

2. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It's garbage on all mobile platforms. It's straight trash on switch.

10. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Switch is better on mobile.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You know what is switch??

25. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It's not a mobile port . Do some research

26. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It's not a mobile port . Do some research

3. Wazupmrg

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Works smoothly on my note 9.

5. talon95

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I'm curious how it compares to iPX.

13. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The SD 845 doesn't throttle down or over heat like Apples SoCs. It's why the SD 845/835/821 can run intensive VR applications.

32. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol you’re trying hard to spread that lie. Even if it were the case of being throttled, the Apple soc destroys the lowly SD.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17095; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

IPhone GPUs (which are responsible for the majority of gaming performance) have been behind the GPUs of competing flagships for years. And they have less and slower ram, etc... That's why Apple wins the CPU benchmarks, but loses the overall benchmarks and the real world speed tests.

45. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I spread lies. No I tell the truth. Why doesn't Apple want to support VR, or AR headsets right now? If Apples Ax SoCs are so fast, then they should be able to run VR or AR headsets today, right. So what's the excuse for why Apple doesn't support that stuff today?

16. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It runs worse and it looks worse too. iPhone X have all the eye candy, Note 9 or any Android phone doesn't have level of eye candy what iPhone has. There's YouTube compare videos, draw distance is smaller with Note and less shadows etc.

29. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Eye candy...! Lol

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Every other update adds lag and frame drops on the PC as well. Maybe they will get it polished some day.

6. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1164; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Epic should just bring back Unreal (Tournament ) and such already. Fortnite is complete crap.

7. Xavier1415

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I have been asking this for months!!!!! Bring unreal!!! The game that made this company

8. Xavier1415

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

For Godsakes your engine is named after the game lol

23. mootu

Posts: 1378; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

They brought back UT a few years ago, i was in the beta.

9. OneLove123

Posts: 794; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Note 9 is running great.

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