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How to get stretched resolution in Fortnite Season 2

Published: 24/Feb/2020 10:22 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 17:13

by David Purcell

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Shooting players in Fortnite Battle Royale has typically been easier to do while players are using stretched resolution and finally somebody has found a way of doing it for Chapter 2 Season 2. 

Stretched res become the standard in the game’s first chapter, without question, with the main benefits being that targets were larger to see and therefore easier to hit, as well as improved FPS for those on low powered PCs.

Epic Games made a huge change back in April 2019 to ban the use of the feature in competitive modes, meaning that many pros and streamers decided to revert back to normal settings, although one player has found a way of getting around it.

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Looking to play Fortnite Season 2 in stretch res? This YouTube has a way to pull it off.

In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel on February 21, Kariyu walks through each step people have to take in order to pull it off on PC platform. There are quite a few steps to go through, as seen below and also in the video.

Getting stretch resolution in Fortnite Season 2

  1. Search for and enter the AppData folder on PC.
  2. Select the Fortnite game, then Save, Config and Windows Client folders.
  3. Locate the Game User Settings open that presents itself at the end.
  4. Right-click that, hitting Properties at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
  5. Uncheck the Read-Only setting in that menu.
  6. Open Game User Settings and search for ‘ResolutionSizeX’ in the window.
  7. Change all mentions of the 1920 resolutions to 1444.
  8. Right-click on desktop, hit NVIDIA Control Panel and create a new resolution to match those changes – 1444 x 1080.
  9. Launch Fortnite, click Creative and Launch. Cancel the Queue.
  10. Launch Creative, go to Battle Pass, go to Agents and click Brutus. Watch the video.

Timestamp in the video below at 0:42. 


Tfue using the “demon” stretch resolution method

This post from Kariyu has done the rounds on the internet, with over 127,000 views at the time of writing, and many Fortnite players have decided to give it a try since he posted the method – such as Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney.

Tfue was playing Fortnite on February 23 and decided to give it a try. It didn’t take long, though before the former FaZe Clan player labeled it a “demon” resolution to play with.

Whether or not more players will be giving the stretch resolution another go in Fortnite Season 2 remains to be seen, although it does seem unlikely as practicing with stretch res only to not be able to use it in competitive modes doesn’t seem to make too much sense.

It did provide Tfue’s viewers with some nostalgia, though, as he used to play on stretch all of the time.

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Has LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Published: 23/Jan/2021 12:44 Updated: 23/Jan/2021 20:23

by Connor Bennett

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Fans of YouTube star Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott have been questioning whether or not he’s quit playing Fortnite after not uploading a gameplay video in a good while. 

The original rise of Fortnite saw creators from across the globe explode in popularity regardless of whether they were focused on livestreaming on Twitch or making videos for YouTube.

However, some of the original big names like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, and Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff, among others, have turned away from Fortnite and decided to play games like Valorant and Warzone. 

Plenty of creators still remain, though, they have issues with a lack of updates, and how the competitive scene is being run, to name just a few problems. Now, fans of LazarBeam have been asking if he is following the likes of Ninja and Tfue, and walking away from Fortnite. 

Lazarbeam is one of the most popular Australian creators around.

Did LazarBeam quit Fortnite?

Even though his fellow Aussies like Fresh, Lachlan, and LoserFruit have carried on playing Fortnite, LazarBeam hasn’t uploaded a YouTube video about it since mid-December. Though, he has tweeted about it and played the battle royale since.

In that time of not uploading a Fortnite video, he’s made videos on Among Us and Spellbreak, while also uploading his usual meme reactions from TikTok, as well as a more personal video reflecting on how 2020 went for him. 

In a recent stream though, he did say he was quitting the game after uninstalling. “I’ve decided to uninstall Fortnite. I’ve quit the game. I’m quitting it right now,” LazarBeam said. “I’m done forever.” Though, it’s hard to say if he’s being totally serious, given that he is one of YouTube’s funniest creators.

Will LazarBeam return to Fortnite?

It could be the case that he returns to Epic Games’ battle royale soon, perhaps once a new update is released. 

Other content creators have done similar, taking breaks because the devs aren’t rolling out as many regular updates as they used to, and the game feels a bit stale. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if that’s the case for LazarBeam whenever v15.30 launches.