Latest Fortnite Update for iOS Brings 120fps Mode to 2018 iPad Pro

Monday January 20, 2020 12:42 AM PST by Tim Hardwick

Epic Games' latest update to the iOS version of popular battle royale title Fortnite that enables iPad Pro owners to run the game at 120 frames per second.


‌iPad Pro‌ owners wanting to make the most of the Pro Motion display's high refresh rate for a smoother performance can find the 120fps mode in the Fortnite settings screen.

Enabling the mode does come at the expense of visual quality and automatically drops the resolution and fixes the visual settings at "medium," which falls in line with the game's other limits of "high" at 60fps and "epic" at 30fps.

Despite that limitation, an ‌iPad Pro‌ running Fortnite can now beat the performance of current-generation consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, which are restricted to 60fps.

Also in latest v11.40.1 update, thumbstick buttons are now supported on iOS 13 and above.

Fortnite on iOS has become a popular mobile alternative to the PC and console game, offering users the chance to play the well-known "Battle Royale" mode while on the go.

Fortnite initially launched as a beta on iOS in March 2018 and then expanded wide in April the same year. The smartphone apps are focused entirely on Fortnite's PvP Battle Royale mode, but the console and desktop versions of the game also include a PvE mode called Save the World.

Fortnite is a free-to-play game available to download on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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11 weeks ago
Should of been for 2017 pro too
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11 weeks ago
Controlwise, how do you play this game on an iPad? I've tried playing more complex games on my phone and the experience is always awkward and disappointing at best.
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11 weeks ago


Does this performance advantage include resolution as well? What about texture details and other features?

Yea. I’m pretty sure the consoles are 60fps, higher res, higher graphics.
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11 weeks ago
I was really surprised that they did this. It didn't get turned on by default for me. I had to go into settings and enable it after downloading the update. I've played a lot on my iPad Pro and I noticed a drastic difference in graphic quality after this update.


Controlwise, how do you play this game on an iPad? I've tried playing more complex games on my phone and the experience is always awkward and disappointing at best.

iOS 13 added game console controller support. I use my PS4 controller.
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11 weeks ago


Despite that limitation, an iPad Pro running Fortnite can now beat the performance of current-generation consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, which are restricted to 60fps.

Does this performance advantage include resolution as well? What about texture details and other features?
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11 weeks ago


wow. just call it the new and improved Nintendo switch
with an even faster processor and graphics update later this year for the iPad it should be a serious portable gaming machine. given the game manufactures code everything right
the ps5 and new xbox coming out this year support 8k graphics
would be neat to use an iPad Pro and then transfer graphics to a 4k TV screen for play

they support 8k output via hdmi 2.1, but absolutely will not have any game render in an 8k resolution. there is no single consumer gpu that can make that happen in a full size gaming desktop PC, let alone in a console.

any 8k TV is going to be working overtime to upscale 4k & 1080p content, but there's no chance that you have 8k games next gen. anyone advertising or suggesting this is trying to throw out buzzwords to mislead consumers.

moreover, most people wont see a difference. the optimal viewing distance for a 65" 4k display is between 5 and 8 feet away from the panel.

so you either buy a much, much larger 8k (hint: they're 5 figures expensive) or buy a smaller one and sit too close to fit the screen into your eyes
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