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Fortnite Update Adds 120FPS Mode

by Jason Guisao on Dec 15, 2020 at 02:38 PM

Whether you're an avid fan or not, Fortnite continues to be an intrinsic part of contemporary video game culture. With a plethora of popular events - like the recent Galactus battle - to bonus cosmetics, Fortnite's playerbase always has new content to explore and enjoy. A new update, however, optimized the popular battle royale's framerate on next-gen consoles. Fortnite already runs in 4K and 60 FPS on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but now the 120FPS Mode, which can be enabled in the video settings tab, enhances the moment-to-moment action that the game is known for.

120FPS Mode, however, takes a toll on Fortnite's resolution. If you've been enjoying the game in 4K, you'll have to make due with 1440p if you plan on amplifying the framerate. Additionally, shadows, post-processing, and streaming distances will be noticeably reduced. According to The Verge, the Xbox Series S locks in at 1080p if the 120FPS Mode is switched on. And if you're playing Fortnite on a monitor - the best way to play competitive shooters in my honest opinion! - 120FPS Mode will only be compatible with 120Hz displays. 

Fortnite's 120FPS Mode is available right now. And just in case you didn't watch The Game Awards last week, The Walking Dead's Michonne and Daryl are coming to Fortnite tomorrow. 

[Source: The Verge]

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