Fortnite Consoles | A Quick Overview

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The Xbox One, PlayStation 4/5, and Nintendo Switch are the three most popular game consoles currently on the market. What’s your flavor? Quick Console Guide

How to choose your console?

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  • Consider your budget
  • Look at the memory, graphics, and power of the console
  • Examine the controller design and accessories
  • Check compatibility with other devices
  • Read reviews from other Fortnite players
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Consoles have a wide range of customization options. It allows you to customize the look and feel of the gaming experience.

PlayStation 4 and 5

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Sony crushed the competition with its PlayStation 4 line (already followed by PlayStation 5 | what to expect?).

The platform has a lot of Fortnite players online at literally all hours of the day.

  • The main advantage is that if you wanted to exclusively play with other PS4 owners for whatever reason, you’d still be able to find matches without issue as there are so many Fortnite players on the platform.
  • The other advantage is that for Fortnite, you don’t have to pay for PS Plus to play online.

If this is your first console the PlayStation 4 and 5 have some great exclusives that make it a better choice over the Xbox.

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console | See

The PS5 was launched in November 2020 and has been flying off the shelves. Check out the article PS4 vs PS5

Xbox One

man sitting and holding two xbox one controllers

The Xbox One line may have lagged behind its Sony counterparts but it’s still a pretty solid choice for getting some Fortnite in. If crossplay isn’t your thing, you’d still find a sizeable amount of Xbox Fortniters to play with.

The standard controller and the Xbox Elite are also both amazing to play Fortnite on.

xbox console white with controller

Xbox Series S | See

Playing Fortnite on the Xbox platform requires an Xbox Live subscription. If you can get it with Game Pass attached you’ll have a whole library of games at just a monthly sub.

Also, even on Xbox One S, the most underpowered version, you can play Fortnite in 4K.

Nintendo Switch

boy playing fortnite on nintendo switch console

Nintendo’s hybrid console may not be the most powerful of the bunch but it still runs Fortnite smooths as butter. That goes for both handheld and TV mode.

a nintendo switch console

Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con | See

The main issue is that without crossplay, the player base on the Switch is significantly smaller.

Also, if you wanted to play with an ethernet cable to reduce lag, you’d need to buy a USB ethernet dongle.

But there sure is an advantage to playing on the Switch. You have the option of either going handheld or docking it to your screen. Does Dad want to watch the game? Fortnite can still be had.

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