Fortnite 60fps on Galaxy S10, S9 & Note 9 after fixing Samsung driver
In August 2018, Epic Games made a landmark announcement that saw the departure from the typical industry practice of distributing mobile games via popular app stores like Google Play and Apple App Store.
While unveiling Fortnite for Android, the game developer went against the norm by offering a downloadable APK of the game for Android users to manually install on their devices instead of getting it from the Google Play Store.
This announcement came after the game had already launched on iOS, but unlike Android that allows non-Play Store apps to be installed on devices, the nature of Apple’s mobile operating system meant that Epic had no choice but to go through the App Store.
Effectively, this loophole, where even apps that haven’t been tested rigorously and approved through Google’s internal review processes can easily be downloaded and installed on a device, meant that players of Fortnite on Android have mostly had a poor gaming experience compared to iOS.
This is expected to change, though, at least now that Epic finally decided to bring the game to the Google Play Store. Players can now download the app knowing that it has been approved for use by a team of experts.
Another improvement that Epic is also working towards is one that will re-enable Fortnite 60fps support on Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and the Galaxy Note 9.
At the moment, playing Fortnite on any fo these devices is reportedly limited to 30fps. Epic says there is an issue with a Samsung driver that needs to be fixed before re-enabling Fortnite 60fps support, but no one knows how long this will take.
It’s worth noting that the Galaxy S20 series recently picked up an update that enabled support for 60fps on Epic graphics. The goal was to improve the gaming experience by eliminating any sort of frame drops and it seems this was a success.
The samsung s20 ultra has recently got an update allowing it to support 60FPS on Epic graphics and plays really well with no frame drops. what are your thoughts on this and do you think other devices should get this option aswell
But this isn’t true for everyone.
the first phone to ever have 60fps and epic graphics combined is the galaxy s20 with both exynos and snapdragon version but after just 10 – 20 minutes the phone starts to overheat and fps goes down
Of course, opinions are bound to differ at some point, so better stick around until the Galaxy S10, S9, and Note 9 regain the support for 60fps before dropping your comments below.
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