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Fortnite Version 4.4 Update Brings Nintendo Switch Performance Improvements

Fortnite Version 4.4 Update Brings Nintendo Switch Performance Improvements

Epic Games has announced a new content update for Fortnite which brings fixes to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. The battle royale sensation gets the Fortnite version 4.4 content update for PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. No download size has been revealed just yet. The Fortnite version 4.4 content also brings audio fixes, network debug statistics HUD UI option for the Xbox One, and  improved Discord integration along with new weapons like the Stink Bomb. Furthermore, a fix has been implemented to prevent crashing that could happen when buying items from the in-game shop.

Fortnite Nintendo Switch performance update

  • Fixed performance issues on Switch related to frequently called time functions during gameplay (especially when skydiving).
  • Level streaming optimisation to smooth out some hitches during skydiving on Switch.

Hopefully this is the start of many updates to the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite. At the moment its far from the best version of the game with the iOS editions faring better in almost every situation.

Last week Nintendo announced Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch has hit two million downloads in less than 24 hours. A colossal number by any stretch. More so when you consider that the Nintendo Switch has been out for a little more than a year with an install base that’s nowhere close to the PS4 or Xbox One.

“Fortnite’s launch went extremely well — we had more than two million downloads in less than 24 hours,” Reggie Fils-Aime, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America, told Polygon in an interview at E3 2018. “I think that speaks to the power of the franchise, the engagement of our players and the resonance of being able to play it anytime, anywhere.”

Also keep in mind that this is the Fortnite Battle Royale mode and not Save the World, which Epic Games has no plans of bringing to the Nintendo Switch. It’s the game’s cooperative experience and is currently in paid early access on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It makes sense considering most of Epic’s efforts for Fortnite have gone towards the battle royale component.

 “We have no plans for Save the World on Switch,” a representative for Epic Games told Gamespot.