According to The Verge, Fortnite will now be able to run on the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S at 120 frames per second. When the new consoles released, the game already received next-gen features such as 4K at 60fps and dynamic graphics, but now Epic is upgrading the free battle royale game to take advantage of the hardware even more.
“120FPS Mode” can be activated in Fortnite’s video settings, but it comes with certain caveats, like other output modes in console games.
Turning on 120fps would restrict the PS5 and Xbox Series X resolution to 1440p instead of the normal 4K, while at the same time reducing certain graphical settings such as shadows, post-processing, and streaming distances.
Enabling 120fps limits at 1080p resolution on the slightly less efficient Series S and decreases graphical settings such as shadows. Unlike the X and PS5 Series, running at 120fps also includes complete disabling of volumetric clouds.
Epic states that the Series S will now switch to a 1200p resolution rather than 1080p for all game modes when 120fps is switched off. Not that I’ve ever been able to say the difference between the two.
With an update focused on having the game running better on older PCs, Epic most recently spruced up Fortnite’s performance, but ‘120 FPS Mode’ is more of a nice-to-have than anything required to continue enjoying the game.
Epic also notes that 120fps is only available on 120Hz screens, so without a new TV or computer, you might not be able to experience it. Now, 120 FPS Mode is available in Fortnite for those who can activate it.