With teasers for Fortnite Season 7 beginning to roll out, Epic has announced that they’re ready to enable 60FPS for iPhone users.
However, Epic isn’t ready to enable 60 FPS yet for all iPhones or Android devices yet. For now, Epic Games has announced that they’ve enabled 60 FPS for the recently announced iPhones, namely, the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. Epic has also promised to enable 60FPS for the iPad Pro as well, that is, the 2018 iPad Pro that was announced back in October. However, iPad Pro users would have to wait for the next patch to roll out to be able to get the 60 FPS experience.
Similar to the early launch of Fortnite for iPhones, there’s no doubt that Epic’s platform of choice between the two platforms has been the iPhone and iPads so far and its evident why. Sources suggested that Epic Games raked in about $1.5 Million per day from iOS-powered devices while Android devices raked in about $1.07 Million per day. That’s around a 50% uplift compared to Android.
The question now is whether Epic plans to enable 60 FPS for Fortnite players on Android too given that the hardware on Android is significantly slower than Apple’s silicon, at least in benchmarks.
However, given that Qualcomm is planning to release their next-gen SoC for flagships today, we would be keen to see if Epic plans to enable 60 FPS with the so-called “Snapdragon 855 / 8150” or for the now “last-gen” Snapdragon 845 SoCs. If that’s Epic’s plan, we might have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy S10 arrives in the first quarter of 2019. Leaks so far have showcased that the new SoC from Qualcomm, dubbed as the 855 / 8150, would bring significant improvements to the table, especially when it comes to raw power. Epic, being Epic, would definitely try to tap into the power of these new SoCs. However, we’d be bummed to see Epic ditching support for 60 FPS on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Poco F1 and other devices powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC.