Fortnite now runs on buttery smooth 60fps on latest iOS devices
by Victor Hristov / Dec 28, 2018, 9:49 AM
But the battle royale craze that is Fortnite has actually become much better on iOS device recently thanks to Epic Games making some tweaks that allowed the game to run at a buttery smooth 60fps.
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and the latest iPads that run on the A12X chip. This brings the mobile version closer to the console variant of the game, where you have a bit more resolved detail and a few extra effects, but iOS now completely matches the 60fps frame rate of the console version.In fact, this all became possible thanks to the industry-leading Apple A12 chip on the latest iOS devices like the
Unfortunately, it seems that Android users will have to wait a while for this update as it seems like the latest Android phones still don't have enough fire-power to handle 60fps Fortnite. Hopefully, this will change with the new crop of Android flagships that are expected to come with the new and improved 7nm Snapdragon 855 chip.
Take a look at a short video right below explaining how Epic Games managed to double the frame rate on Fortnite for iOS.
- You can download Fortnite for iOS here
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Android flagships are yet to gain 7nm process
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 9:59 AM 1
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It's more about the developers. They make more money on iOS in general through in-app purchases, so it gets more dev time, more optimization and hence better fps. You can fit an RTX 2080 ti with android and it will still not break 30 fps since the game is locked to 30 fps on android. In terms of sustained performance, SD845 phones like OnePlus 6 hold performance better than A12. But still android users won't get 60fps for a long time, since devs prefer iOS development before android.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 10:23 AM 5
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I can only partially support your statement. Yes for the time being iOS apps are a bit better for revenue, but revenue and app benchmark performance are in different measurements so that’s where you’ve lost me. A game that makes more money won’t make it run better on your phone. My current phones are the Xs Max, 6T, and S9+ and I’ve played Fortnite and PUBG on both and even though my androids offer a good gaming experience with frame rate and response, the iPhone still is noticeably smoother and faster while performing the higher graphic settings. To give benefit of the doubt the SD845 probably has enough raw power to run these games better but it probably comes down to optimization within the OS and app.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 12:23 PM 6
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"Yes for the time being iOS apps are a bit better for revenue" IOS apps pull double the revenue (most of the time even more than that) of the Android counterpart. There is no "bit better" or "for the time being", its been like that since Android existed. "A game that makes more money won’t make it run better on your phone" Yes, it will, the developers focus their attention on the platform that makes them the most money, optimizing it further. It also helps that ios devices only see a few devices a year with the same chipset, against the countless variations of Android phones. Also, it's widely accepted that iOS is easier and faster to develop for.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 12:41 PM 2
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I chose my verbiage on revenue to avoid sparking unnecessary outrage from either camp. Yes iOS makes more. Yes android numbers are improving YoY. I see the connection you’re making between revenue/performance but not enough to agree with you as that is a philisophical argument. There is no static rule / law / equation for that breakdown. You’re counting on an individual/s desire to make their product better over time if they make more money from it but they might also take that money and retire/ reinvest/ diversify/hookers and blow.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 7:34 PM 0
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Games = wasting your valuable time.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 10:27 AM 0
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It's not a hardware limitation for the latest android devices because you were able to adjust the game files to give you 60fps for several weeks now. Recently though Epic started banning users who changed game files though. Nothing to do with Android not being capable. That's laughable.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 12:52 PM 3
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Android is so bad for gaming.
posted on Dec 28, 2018, 9:32 PM 0
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Android is so bad at gaming. Tons of free and unoptimized apps. Developers love iOS because apple users spend money to get the best experience while android gets buggy apps, tons of ads and malware with free apps. Very poor. Android specs are just for papers, not an actual.
posted on Dec 29, 2018, 10:01 AM 0
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