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Study shows higher FPS has dramatic impact on K/D in Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends

Published: 10/Mar/2019 12:49 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 13:05

by Calum Patterson

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Graphics card makers NVIDIA have provided statistics which appear to prove that having higher FPS in games like Fortnite and PUBG can have a dramatic impact on your kill to death ratio, when paired with a high refresh rate monitor.

Does having higher frames per second (FPS) and refresh rate really make a major improvement on your performance in shooter games?

Well, of course that’s what NVIDIA, the biggest graphics card manufacturers, would want you to believe, but now, they have provided the evidence to support this claim.

NVIDIA’s top of the range card, the RTX 2080 Ti, will set you back well over $1,000, but its performance truly is unrivalled by just about any other card on the market.

But is all that money worth in terms of gameplay performance? According to NVIDIA’s own research, players using an RTX 20 series card (2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti), and enjoying the FPS boost it grants, have, on average, a 53% higher K/D ratio in Fortnite and PUBG, than players using the low end GTX 600 series card.

Trusted ReviewsThe improvement in K/D appears to correlate directly with the superior graphics card.

Simply owning a better graphics card won’t instantly make you better at a game though, and NVIDIA recognizes this.

So, as a further test, NVIDIA have added the amount of time spent practicing into the equation, with the number of hours per week paired with the graphics card being used, and the results still show big advantages with the superior hardware.

Trusted ReviewsEven with practice time in the equation, the better graphics card will still have an advantage.

Finally, the effect of pairing a superior graphics card with a higher refresh rate monitor was also tested. Having a card capable of 144 FPS isn’t worth much if you are running it on a 60Hz monitor.

Running a 240Hz monitor might be overkill for many, especially given the much higher price they demand, but pairing a powerful graphics card with a 144Hz monitor is probably the best price-to-performance deal.

Trusted ReviewsHaving a superior monitor refresh rate is also important.

For aspiring competitive battle royale players, it will be in your interest to at least maintain 144 FPS, which, depending on quality settings, should be possible with most mid to high range GPU’s.

Although there are improvements with the RTX 20 series cards, the GTX 1070 or 1080 should also be capable of reaching 144 FPS, although the quality settings may need turned down more.

Investing in a 144Hz refresh rate monitor is also a must, otherwise that money spent on a superior GPU will essentially be going to waste.

H/T: TrustedReviews

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Season 8 Mayhem: Fuse Legend, New Weapon, Map changes

Published: 18/Jan/2021 16:32

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment have confirmed Apex Legends Season 8 is coming on February 2, and while the clock ticks down for the big update, we already have news on the new legend and weapon entering the battle. 

The game has come a long way since being released in February 2019, and two years later, we’re on the cusp of its eighth major content refresh.

Apex Legends Season 8 start date

Respawn Entertainment confirmed on January 18 that the game will be entering Season 8 on February 2, meaning there’s not much longer to wait.

This was announced via their official website, where they stated it would be called “Mayhem” as its official title.

Meet Fuse, the next legend for Apex Legends Season 8

Apex Legends season 8 legend

Fuse is the next character in Apex Legends, and will arrive – just like others have in the past – with the new season update. “Fuse doesn’t lack confidence, but he often lacks a plan. He’s a blow-up-first ask-questions-later kinda guy,” developers have confirmed.

An interesting line from the official press release stated: “Obliterated Kings Canyon: Fuse’s entrance has dramatically reshaped Kings Canyon. Stay tuned to learn more.”

So not only do we know who the next legend is going to be, we also know major map changes are on the way for the game’s classic map.

Apex Legends new weapon: 30-30 Repeater

apex legends season 8 weapon 30 30 repeater
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The 30-30 Repeater will be added to the loot pool this February.

Following leaks that have appeared in the past, finally the mysterious Winchester-style weapon has a name.

The 30-30 Repeater is coming soon to the popular battle royale, and will be taking heavy bullets based on its official description. On the EA website, it states: “Salvo’s most popular weapon, this lever-action rifle picks apart the opposition with hard-hitting rounds.

Apex Legends Stories from the Outlands trailer: Fuse

If you want to catch a glimpse of Fuse in action, check out the lore video below.

Now that we know when the next big patch is coming, all eyes turns to that release date of February 2. Based on what we know so far, it’s going to be one of the biggest updates yet.

What we don’t yet have is the official list of abilities for Fuse. Once we know that, we’ll be the first to let you know.