This tweak will help you to boost Fortnite performance even on Android devices, new and old. In case you’ve been living under the rocks, Fortnite is now available on Android albeit on a limited scale, and not yet compatible with root devices without a fully working workaround method. Once installed, the next logical step is to make sure that this hit battle royale game by Epic Games keeps performing at its optimum level.
However, unlike iOS, the Android platform could be susceptible to providing less than desired results when running graphic-intensive games and the reason is simple.
Android market is littered with mid to low range smartphones. Hardware on these devices makes it a challenge to stay on top of your device’s performance to ensure smooth and uninterrupted gameplay.
Fortnite is a heavy game that demands significant hardware resources to run without slowing down the device or stuttering during the actual gameplay. That’s why it is important to know how to boost Fortnite performance on Android by changing the settings outlined below.
5 Ways To Maximise Fortnite Performance On Android:
Android’s popular because it’s used as the main firmware on most affordable smartphones. Therefore to reduce cost manufacturers make compromises on the hardware side to keep their devices within the purchasing power of most people.
Even some flagship devices struggle to run certain apps and games without going through some sort of hiccups.
So, whether you own a low, mid, or high-end Android handset to play Fortnite, you can boost performance to the maximum without encountering unexpected issues and as a result gain an edge over your opponents.
Here are the five ways we’ve rounded up for you guys to keep your phone’s performance up as you duke it out with other players in Fortnite.
1 – Turn On Airplane Mode / Only Use WiFi
Having a stable internet connection to your device is essential for smooth Fortnite gameplay. Mobile data network can be spotty, so it’s best to use WiFi while you’re playing, provided you have a fast home internet connection.
We recommend enabling Airplane Mode either via Quick Settings or the Settings app to disable mobile data completely — you can turn WiFi back on after enabling Airplane Mode and it will serve as your only connection.
2 – Disable Automatic App Updating
Android automatically updates installed apps while connected to WiFi. This is a default behavior that comes pre-configured out of the box, which can seriously slow down your device as it gets flooded with unwanted app updates in the background while playing Fortnite.
To prevent this from happening, open the Play Store app and either tap the hamburger menu button or swipe in from the left edge of the screen.
Select “Settings” within the side menu and tap on “Auto-update apps” on the following page. Next, hit “Do not auto-update apps” on the popup that appears, then exit out of Google Play. From now on, apps will no longer update automatically, leaving you more resources to focus on playing Fortnite.
3 – Enable Game Mode (On Supported Devices)
If you’re an owner of a Samsung, Razer, Huawei, OnePlus, or Sony smartphone, you can optimize your phone’s performance for gaming. These handsets each offer a Gaming Mode of some sort, which can be helpful to improve performance in Fortnite. For illustration purposes, we are going to show you how it works on Galaxy devices.
Start by heading over to Settings and go to “Device Maintenance.” Then, tap on “Performance Mode” and set it to “Game.” It’s better that you enable the switch next to “Game Launcher” before hitting “Apple” here.
Once Game Mode is on, use the Game Launcher app to open Fortnite and you’ll see a new button on the left side of your navigation bar. Hit this button to open a new many from which you can access options, such as the ability to record your screen while playing Fortnite, in addition to disabling alerts (except for incoming calls) to help you focus more on gameplay.
Game Mode is Galaxy exclusive feature. Slight variations of the same feature can be found on other handsets like Sony, OnePlus, and Razer phones. Specific settings will vary, but the gist is the same.
4 – Enable Force 4x MSAA
If you feel like the graphics in Fortnite aren’t up to mark, you might want to enable a setting called 4x MSAA (multi-sample anti-aliasing). Mainly the setting forces the game to render at a resolution that’s four times the size of the display, then compresses down to fill in any jagged lines for substantially sharper visuals.
To turn on this setting, unlock the hidden Developer Options menu, and then open it up from Settings. Scroll down until you see the “Hardware-Accelerated Rendering” section, then enable the switch next to “Turn on 4x MSAA”.
It’s worth noting that while this setting boosts your game’s performance, it can drain your phone’s battery faster, so keep this in mind. Also, be sure to keep “USB debugging” disable in Developer Options menu, as having it enabled will prevent you from entering any matches.
5 – Keep Background Processes at a Minimum
Besides Force 4x MSAA, there are other settings you can tweak to divert your device’s resources to Fortnite. Don’t keep activities and Background process limit are setting that essentially place severe restrictions on background process but to a varying degree.
Enabling ‘Don’t keep activities” will completely close any apps that aren’t being used, ensuring your phone can devote all its RAM to Fortnite. However, on the downside, this makes multitasking impossible, as it will instantly kill the game once you leave it.
On the other hand, selecting the “Background process limit” allows you to choose how many processes can run in the background at the same time. Choosing “No background processes,” for instance, will prevent any recent apps from running in the background, while letting some apps – like email and calendar apps – to sync and send your alerts as they normally would.
Hit games like Fortnite continue to push the boundaries of smartphone capabilities, and companies are responding with ever more advanced devices meant to handle the stresses associated with delivering console-quality gaming.
Fortunately, you don’t need to own a top of the line high-end smartphone to fully enjoy Fortnite experience – just make the habit of employing some or all of these tips before diving into the game. Which of these tips proved the most helpful on your device? Leave a comment below to let us know what you think, or offer any other tips you may have.