How to put squashed view on Fortnite PS4

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Alanah Pearce

You just started playing Fortnite, the hugely popular Battle Royale title developed by Epic Games, and are you looking for the best graphics settings to play it on your PS4? Have you heard that it is possible to set a "squashed view" to better see enemies in Fortnite but you don't know how to do it? Would you like to learn how to change the resolution of games, and in particular Fortnite, on your PlayStation 4? Then I would say that you are in the right place, at the right time!

In fact, in today's tutorial I'll explain how to put squashed view in Fortnite for PS4 simply by passing through a native functionality of the Sony console, therefore without using hacks, tricks or other techniques that could be unfair towards other players and violate the conditions of use of the videogame produced by Epic Games. In short, everything you need is already inside your PlayStation 4.

Courage: what are you still doing standing there in front of the computer screen? Want to see your enemies better and get stronger in Fortnite on PlayStation 4? I would say yes, since you are reading this guide with interest. Therefore, you just have to read and put into practice the brief instructions that you find below. I assure you that, in no time at all, you will have reached your goal. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to put squashed view on Fortnite PS4
  • In case of dubbi or problem

Preliminary information

Prima di enter the dettaglio della procedura su how to put squashed view on Fortnite PS4, I think it might interest you to know more about this possibility.

Well, the squashed view (often called stretched resolution, in English) is a resolution that is used by players of the popular Epig Games title to increase the size of the enemies that appear on the screen and, consequently, see them in more detail to hit them more easily. Stretched resolution works like this: the X axis is decreased, while the Y axis is increased (hence the name of "flat view"). However, there are multiple variations of this resolution and some players also refer to this term to simply refer to a view that does not cover 100% of the screen.

In short, it is a method that allows you to have an important competitive advantage over your opponents. On computers, however, this technique is not frowned upon, since to activate it you have to go and get your hands on the game files.

On PlayStation 4, on the other hand, you don't have to do any of this, since there is one native functionality to change the console resolution. Taking advantage of this method is therefore not considered a hack.

How to put squashed view on Fortnite PS4

After explaining what the squashed view is and how it works, I'd say you're ready to set it up to play Fortnite on your PlayStation 4.

To proceed, you need to go to the toolbar top of the PlayStation home menu and press the button X controller above the icon Settings (the gear symbol). At this point, select the item first Audio and screen and later that Display area settings. Once this is done, use the arrows to adjust the view according to your needs and press the button X of the pad to confirm.

After that, go to the path Video output settings > Resolution, press the button X controller on resolution best suited to your purpose (e.g. 480p o 720p) And that's it. For more information on the current video stream, select the item Video output information. Perfect: now the video stream of the PlayStation 4 (and therefore of all the games, Fortnite included) will have the "squashed view" that you have set.

In case you just can't find the resolution that's right for you, you might want to consider using the TV video settingslooking for the option Image and the parameter Aspect Ratio (you need to set it to 4: 3).

Unfortunately, I cannot be more precise with my indications, as each model of television makes its own story. In any case, I invite you to consult the instruction manual of your TV for more information.

In case of dubbi or problem

If, while trying to follow this guide, you have encountered any unexpected errors, you may want to contact the Sony service center, to try to solve them.

To do so, just connect to the official Sony support site, type a short Description of the problem you found in the search bar in the center of the page (eg "ps4 resolution") and read and put into practice the instructions that appear on the screen.

In case you are unable to solve the problem independently, I invite you to answer the questions proposed on the screen, scroll the page and press on the item Call us. At this point, the Sony Support Portal will provide you with the number to call for assistance and the times it is active.

Therefore, you just have to carry out the call and explain to the operator the problem you encountered. I assure you that Sony's experts will do what they can to help you.

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