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Fortnite Running Slowly on Android – Epic Games Provide Explanation For Issue on Devices

Published: 14/Aug/2018 10:30

by Calum Patterson

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Fortnite developer Epic Games has acknowledged a common issue affecting Android players experiencing slow performance on the battle royale game.

Fortnite only released on Android last week, on August 9, with certain devices receiving preferential treatment for earliest access, but it appears there are some issues causing a less than smooth launch.

It has been available on iOS devices since early 2018, and has been a massive success on iPhone and iPad, but certain Android devices are struggling with the processing power necessary.

Epic explains that having multiple applications open in the background is seriously impeding the performance of the game, but say they are working on a fix.

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The Android version of Fortnite is still technically in beta, so Epic is giving themselves time to iron out these launch issues before releasing it fully.

If you are experiencing slow performance, the best solution currently until Epic provides a proper fix, would be to completely close any applications running in the background, to free up processing power.

Some newer and more powerful Android devices may be able to handle the excess CPU usage, but if you are running with somewhat of an older phone, you may need to sacrifice other applications to play at full potential.

According to the official Android FAQ’s, devices need the following specs to run Fortnite:

  • OS: 64 bit Android, 5.0 or higher
  • RAM: 3GB or higher
  • GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher

The full list of devices compatible with Fortnite Android is available on the Beta sign-up page, as follows: 

  • Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge , S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
  • Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
  • Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
  • Essential: PH-1
  • Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
  • LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
  • Nokia: 8
  • OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
  • Razer: Phone
  • Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
  • ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11

It is also noted that the following devices should be compatible soon, but are currently unsupported:

  • HTC: 10, U Ultra, U11 / U11+, U12+
  • Lenovo: Moto Z / Z Droid, Moto Z2 Force
  • Sony: Xperia: XZ/ XZs, XZ1, XZ2

Source: Epic Games

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Tfue teases Fortnite return after huge Season 5 update

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:09

by David Purcell

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Fortnite Battle Royale’s Season 5 update might well have tempted Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney into returning to the battle royale, after the creator dropped a big teaser on social media. 

Epic Games rolled out a bumper new patch on December 2, following the huge Galactus event to seal the end for Season 4. Since that time, we have discovered major changes in the game — including new online quests to replace challenges, Mythic Items, and a new currency called Gold Bars.

With the majority of the community excited about those changes, things might be about to get ever better — as Tfue has hinted at an incoming stream on the game.

You know what that means… It could finally sneak back onto his daily Twitch schedule — or not!

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There’s new Quests, Bounties and other things for Tfue to explore.

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On December 2, the former Fortnite esports star — who even competed in the World Cup — has set out the terms fans need to follow to get him back playing. It’s quite simple, too.

He tweeted: “Use code “Tfue” and I’ll stream Fortnite tomorrow.”

Whether or not the player will be looking to stream it for hours on end, or just a brief period of time, remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, though, the new patch certainly is jam-packed with new content to work through.

In October, the streamer revealed two years was too much for him to stick to one game. He said: “Two years of cranking 90s was just too much. I had to spice it up and play other things. Plus, I felt like I milked the game so much that, like, me playing it was almost digging myself into a pit.”

Fortnite’s latest update is very much up and running now though, with a number of further changes are expected. New loot bosses are expected to drop alongside The Mandalorian at different locations throughout the season, which will keep the majority of people occupied.

Will Tfue be part of that? We’ll have to wait and see.