Fortnite is een uitstekend voorbeeld van correcte implementatie van cross-platform play features. De game is beschikbaar op een behoorlijk aantal platformen, waaronder de PS4, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch en de Xbox One. Om al deze apparaten zo gestroomlijnd mogelijk samen te laten werken heb je een goede infrastructuur nodig.

Daarnaast dient de game ook een gelijke ervaring te bieden op alle consoles en mobiele platformen, anders krijgen sommige spelers het lastiger of makkelijker dan anderen. Om dit nu te kunnen blijven waarborgen gaat Epic Games de updates op vooral de mobiele platformen aanpassen. Zo wordt nieuwe content verpakt in kleinere pakketten die je dan bijvoorbeeld ook op 4G kunt downloaden.

Verder gaat Epic Games er ook voor om de game op mobiele platformen op 60 frames per seconde te laten draaien, uiteraard geldt dit alleen voor de high-end telefoons. De plannen voor mobiele updates vind je hieronder.

Customizable HUD:

Editable visibility settings for most HUD elements and grid snapping have been added, allowing players to decide which elements are active and disabled within any given moment. Every HUD element has three states: building, editing, and combat.


A quality of life pass is being implemented with many of the HUD elements. Small things that can dramatically impact the usefulness of the UI, like building slots being drag and droppable which could block other inputs or the wood resource button disabling autorun. Building from the quickbar buttons has been brought back, which we previously disabled due to it blocking some of our experienced builders. Some of these features in the v6.10 update were dropped, and Epic Games would like feedback on this decision.

Controller support is also being tested on various setups. More Information can be expected soon.

60 FPS:

60 FPS functionality will be unlocked on a limited set of high end devices in the near future. We’re doing some validation on devices to make sure they can maintain a high level of performance over multiple games without overheating, allowing players to drop into matches with more clarity.

Game Performance/Compatibility:

Performance improvements to Android 7 and some other older operating systems are also being worked on, as well as large scale optimization efforts to reduce the amount of memory Fortnite takes up. This should provide a more consistent frame rate during longer play sessions. For iOS players, changes have been made for how the “shader cache” system operates to reduce size and impact on memory.

Epic Games encourages players to update their drivers regularly, as most of the updates are tied to operating systems.

Installation Size and Update Experience:

With so much being released for Fortnite every week, like cosmetics and new content, downloads are necessary every time there’s an update. Epic Games states they’re working to reduce update sizes and have already made improvements to allow for smaller patch sizes.