Best consoles for playing Fortnite

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Fortnite seems to be on the tips of everyone’s tongues and to its credit; Epic has done a fantastic job at creating and keeping buzz around the game alive.

Fortnite has millions of players

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Which console is the best for playing Fortnite?


What consoles can I play Fortnite with?

As one of the most successful online games in the history of the industry, Fortnite: Battle Royale is played by gamers of all ages. The free game is available on PC, Xbox One, Ps4, mobile, and Nintendo Switch but the main players exist on PC, Xbox One and PS4.



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Although the game itself is very. You would have of course have a console to play it on.

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Gaming fans have long debated which console reigns supreme: Sony’s PlayStation 4 or Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC has always been on the outskirts of the debate.

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The popular console PS4

While that battle may still be burning, when it comes to Epic Games’ title Fortnite, it appears that the Xbox One is the winner.

Why does Xbox perform better?

  • A large number of players claim that Fortnite runs far better on the Xbox One than on the PS4 and PS4 Pro.
  • The PlayStation 4 seems to set up to triumph, as its base release targets 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second gameplay; while the Xbox One aims a bit lower at 900p resolution.
  • However, this undercut results in softness on the Microsoft console but the visuals in Fortnite aren’t hindered by the lowered resolution.


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Which console is the best for playing Fortnite?

Both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro hit the 1080p target resolution. But without the enhanced visual upgrades seen in the Pro version bolstering it up, the standard PS4 suffers from multiple performance-related problems when running Fortnite.

Xbox console | a big favorite

The first is occasional stutters with frame-time spikes; the second is performance drops that hit below the standard frame-rate when gameplay areas fill with enemies and the third is improper frame-pacing, arguably the most frustrating issue when running Fortnite on the PS4.

After playing Fortnite on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, it is safe to say that the game is much smoother and easier to play on Xbox One.



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