Fortnite will now be able to run at 120 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S. The game has already received next-generation features such as 4K at 60fps and dynamic visuals when the new consoles have launched, but now Epic is updating the free battle royale game to take advantage of even more hardware.
The “120FPS Mode” can be enabled in Fortnitevideo settings, but like other performance modes in console games, it comes with a few caveats. Enabling 120fps will limit the PS5 and Xbox Series X’s resolution to 1440p instead of the usual 4K, while also reducing some graphics settings such as shadows, post-processing and streaming distances.
On the slightly less powerful S series, enable 120fps resolution at 1080p and reduce graphics settings such as shadows. Unlike the X-series and PS5, running at 120fps also requires completely disabling volumetric clouds. Epic notes that when 120fps is off, the S series will now have a default resolution of 1200p instead of 1080p for all game modes. Not that I could ever tell the difference between the two.
Epic recently improved FortniteThe performance of with an update aimed at making the game run better on older PCs, but the “120 FPS Mode” is more pleasant to have than anything you need to keep enjoying the game. Epic also claims that 120fps is only available on 120Hz screens, so you may not be able to enjoy it without a new TV or monitor. For those who can enable it, the 120 FPS mode is available in Fortnite now.