In order to improve the framerate and resolution of Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch, Epic Games released a patch. Using graphics cards more efficiently has been the developer’s intention since the renderer was updated.
Epic predicts that the game will perform better with fewer snags and a more consistent frame rate. By installing the patch, the resolution will be increased from 1000×560 to 1170×660 in handheld mode and from 1390×780 to 1560×880 when the console is Fortnite will still use dynamic resolution when necessary to keep the framerate consistent in handheld mode, but that should happen less often compared to the past. On Switch, fans won’t be able to compete in 4K with the help of the rumored Switch Pro. However, with the upgrade, they may be at a bit less of a disadvantage against cross-platform competitors.
Besides reduced storage requirements, Epic has also reduced the amount of memory that the game takes up on Switch by roughly Fortnite’s overall file size is 11.2GB, meaning a reduction like that would not be significant, but it would definitely free up the space for trick shot videos.