How to increase FPS on Fortnite PS4

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It's unbelievable, but no matter how hard you try and make it to the top of the online leaderboards for Fortnite, there is always some friend or opponent who can overtake you for a handful of points. I imagine the anger ... also because, maybe you haven't thought about it, but this advantage that others manage to have over you could also depend on the game settings, and not only on their skill!

That's right, you got it right! The difference in performance on Fortnite can be caused by different video settings, especially when you consider that this famous game is available on very different platforms, each with different characteristics and capabilities: from game consoles to computers, to mobile devices. Hence the factor comes into play strongly FPS, that is the frames per second, which determine the fluidity of the action displayed on the screen and, therefore, can have a very important influence on game performance.



Tell me, what device do you use to play Fortnite? A PlayStation 4? So take a few minutes of your time and let me explain how to increase FPS on Fortnite PS4, so you are safe to play as smoothly as possible, on an equal footing with your opponents. I assure you that you will not have to carry out particularly complicated operations: even if you are not a technology expert, you should be able to do everything and obtain appreciable results. Come on, try it! That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and wish you a big good luck for everything!

Index

  • Preliminary information
  • How to increase FPS in Fortnite for PS4
    • Update the game
    • Adjust the game settings
    • Clean the console
    • Check your network settings
    • Reinstall Fortnite
  • In case of dubbi or problem

Preliminary information



As I mentioned earlier, a fluid gaming experience on Fortnite can decree success during the most fierce and exciting matches, but activate the 60 FPS mode (the maximum in terms of frames per second, which allows you to have a high fluidity of all the actions reproduced on the screen) makes the games overall even more beautiful to follow.

Before I talk to you about how to increase FPS in Fortnite PS4However, I would like to explain better what frames per second are and how to evaluate their importance.

As already explained above, the acronym FPS (otherwise said framerate) corresponds to the words Frame per Second, which becomes "frames per second". It is, therefore, the number of frames (images) shown on the screen for each second elapsed.

It goes without saying that the greater the number of images that are transmitted in one second on the screen, the more fluid the video will appear to the human eye. Therefore, by increasing the FPS to 60 (maximum value currently provided as a standard for games) you will be more reactive than what happens on the screen and, in the specific case of Fortnite, you will be able to respond more quickly to enemy fire or attack enemies first. .

After this necessary premise, you will certainly have understood the importance that higher FPS can have in an online match. I invite you, therefore, to continue reading to find out what are all the attentions of the case to be able to enjoy the Fortnite experience at 60 FPS on PS4.


How to increase FPS in Fortnite for PS4

Although console games usually do not allow you to adjust the graphics settings in detail as it is possible to do on PC, the PS4 version of Fortnite includes a setting dedicated precisely to FPS, in order to "balance the scores" with players from other platforms, primarily the PC.


I remind you, in fact, that the popular Epic Games title is cross-play enabled: this means that in online games you can meet players who use other consoles, PC or mobile devices with 60 FPS video mode.

By now, you will have realized for yourself the importance of having these video settings on your console too. Read on to find out how to adjust these preferences and what other measures to take to keep the game as smooth as possible.

Update the game

I'll start immediately by telling you that to play Fortnite on PS4 with 60 FPS, the fundamental thing to do is to update the game to the latest version available. You must know, in fact, that before3.4 update of the game it was not possible to set the FPS beyond 30. This limit was called "FPS cap", or limit of frames per second. At this point the question will have arisen spontaneously: "how to update the game?"

Don't worry, there is nothing easier, and do you know why? Well, because on PS4 the game update happens automatically: you just need to set up the console's Internet connection correctly. If you do not remember how to do it, I offer my help in the tutorial on how to play PS4 online, in which I explain exactly how to connect the console to the Net. If, on the other hand, you want to make sure that the automatic update function PS4 native is active, you can refer to this article of mine.


Perfect, now that you've taken a few minutes to make sure the latest version of Fortnite is installed on your PS4, you've met the basic requirement to activate 60 FPS mode and finally be more competitive online. Don't stop now and keep reading this guide to find out how to adjust the settings and be sure to keep your PlayStation 4 console in optimal condition for maximum game fluency.


Adjust the game settings

You have finally updated Fortnite to the latest version and are, therefore, ready to enter the video settings. Fortunately, the console version of the game does not have as many graphics settings as the PC one, so the operation will be quite simple.

The first thing to do, as soon as you see the main menu of the game, is to enter Battle Royale mode and press the button Options of the controller. Next, select the a icon gear shape you see at the top right and look for the item "60 FPS", in order to enable it. Finally, hit the triangle button of the controller, to apply the changes and save them.

That's all? Exactly! By doing this, you will have enabled 60 FPS in Fortnite for PS4. Despite this, however, I advise you to continue reading to take some very important precautions that not only guarantee the fluidity of any game, but will also serve you to preserve optimal functioning of your console.

Clean the console

You're wondering why I'm talking to you about cleaning the console in a guide to game fluency in Fortnite? Well, simple: keeping the PS4 clean not only prevents the console from overheating but also means better performance.

By keeping the console free of dust, the dissipation of the heat produced by its components, CPU and GPU in the first place, will be better and, consequently, the operating temperature will drop. When the PS4 fan and grills are dusty, the temperature held internally by the console increases, which further increases the fan speed in order to continue to dissipate more heat produced.

The result will be that, running at maximum speeds, the fan will produce more noise and when it fails to keep the temperature below the safe temperature (the maximum allowed by the engineers of the PS4 system), the performance of the processor and the video card will be reduced or even the processes in progress will be interrupted (what in jargon is called "crash").

I bet now that I'm pointing this out to you, you're remembering how noisy your PlayStation 4 has gotten lately. If you look closely at the side and rear grilles, you'll probably see some accumulated dirt that you didn't even notice before!

Now you are wondering how you can take care of your console and not risk slowdowns while playing Fortnite. There is no need to be alarmed, there is no problem. If you want, you can restore your console "to new" by following my tutorial on how to clean the PS4, both externally and internally. I assure you that there is really nothing complex to do.

Check your network settings

The fluidity issues in the game are not solely due to the FPS setting. Consequently, even setting 60 FPS as I just explained to you, you may continue to have a less fluid gaming experience compared to your opponents or teammates.

In this case, the first suggestion I would like to give you is to check the Network settings of your PS4. For example, try playing online by connecting the console to the router / modem directly via Ethernet cable, avoiding to use the Wi-Fi connection (which, as known, can be subject to interference and problems due to the lack of signal).

Another check that I propose you to do is the one related to NAT of the PlayStation 4, that is, the communication of the consoles with the network ports. Proceeding is very simple: from the PS4 Home screen, navigate to the top menu with the directional arrow up, then scroll to the entry Settings (the briefcase icon) and select it.

Now, find the voice Network and press the X button of the controller. Then confirm the entry Check Internet Connection and wait for the test result. How do you say? Would you like to have a complete overview of this connection menu so that you can review if everything is set up for the best? You are lucky, if you want, you can consult my article on how to access the PlayStation Network.

In this way you will have discovered in no time the NAT of your PlayStation 4: if it equals NAT type 1 you are in the best possible situation, so if you continue to have lag problems, I suggest you do one speed test as I suggested in this tutorial because in this case, the problem could lie precisely in the reduced browsing speed of your Fiber / ADSL.

If on the other hand the NAT type equals 2, or worse than 3, then I refer you to my guide on how to change NAT on PS4, so you can have a complete view on the NAT topic and get the best settings allowed by your Internet provider.

Reinstall Fortnite

It may seem like rash advice, yet if you're noticing unmotivated slowdowns during Fortnite games, the cause could also be traced back to corruption of installed game data.

Wondering what is the solution to a Fortnite data corruption problem? To solve such problems, the move I propose is to proceed with the uninstalling the game and then with one of his reinstall. If you want to proceed with this attempt, from the PS4 Home screen, go tofortnite icon and press the button Options of the controller to go down to the penultimate item Clear and confirm everything, with the X button of the controller.

You must know, in fact, that deleting the game will remove all downloaded updates with it. Consequently, if during the Fortnite update any data has been corrupted, re-downloading and reinstalling everything will correct the error.

Following my tutorial on how to download Fortnite you shouldn't have any problems doing this procedure.

In case of dubbi or problem

Are you continuing to have problems and just can't make the online gaming experience in Fortnite smoother with 60 FPS? If even after following my advice the situation remains the same, I invite you to contact Epic Games support directly.

To do this, simply connect to the official Epic Games support page and click on barra in alto, so you can type the term "FPS" and get the most relevant answers to the most frequently asked questions on the subject.

If you still don't find an answer to your problems, you can get in touch directly with Epic Games support by clicking on the button CONTACT US (you can find it at the top right) and filling in the online form us Language, Name, Email address and Platform (the platform you ask for assistance for is PS4 in this case).

Next, click on the entry Select, choose then Problems with game progress / challenges, type the message with your request and enter the Security text, then click on the purple box that says SEND. Then you just have to wait: Epic Games' assistance will answer you as soon as possible.



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