GPU Performance and Resolution Boost for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch

The Fortnite Team

Beginning March 30, 2021, we’re releasing an update to enhance our player experience for the Nintendo Switch. Specifically, we’re upgrading the renderer on the Nintendo Switch to make better use of the console’s GPU.

Resolution and GPU Performance: What to Expect

So what does this mean for Switch players? The update provides significantly improved resolution both in handheld and docked modes, resulting in images that are less blurry, without loss of performance. The update also provides a more consistent framerate, with fewer hitches, resulting in a smoother experience overall. 

Resolution: Handheld and Docked modes

  • Fortnite on Switch will still use dynamic resolution when needed to ensure a consistent framerate, but this will occur less frequently, and overall resolution will be significantly higher. 

Expected Resolutions 


  Expected Resolutions










Note: that’s a 38% increase in pixels in handheld mode!


Check out the screenshots below to see how the game’s visuals look before and after the new update. 

Fortnite Nintendo Switch Performance Boost
Fortnite Nintendo Switch Performance Boost

Additionally, Switch players are going to save about 140MB of storage space with the new update. Grab your Switch, play in Handheld or Docked modes, and keep those Victory Royale’s coming!