Every Platform's Version Of Fortnite Ranked

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Fortnite:

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Battle

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Royale

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.

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game

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seems

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to

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be

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the

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just

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of

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its

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upswing

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in

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popularity.

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game

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also

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became

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available

', '

on

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three

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more

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platforms

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this

', '

year.

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That's

", '

right.

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In

', '

addition

', '

to

', '

PC

', '

,

', '

Xbox

', '

One

', '

,

', '

and

', '

PlayStation

', '

4

', '

,

', '

you

', '

can

', '

now

', '

play

', '

Fortnite

', '

on

', '

Nintendo

', '

Switch

', '

,

', '

iOS,

', '

and

', '

Android.

', '

And

', '

with

', '

so

', '

many

', '

versions

', '

of

', '

the

', '

game

', '

available

', '

across

', '

various

', '

platforms,

', '

it

', '

can

', '

be

', '

tough

', '

to

', '

choose

', '

the

', '

one

', '

that

', '

lines

', '

up

', '

with

', '

your

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needs.

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So

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we're

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going

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to

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rank

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them

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all.

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not

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a

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terrible

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flavor

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of

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Fortnite

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,

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per

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se.

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But

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some

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versions

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are

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better

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than

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others,

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and

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below,

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we'll

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take

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a

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look

', '

at

', '

each

', '

one

', '

and

', '

hit

', '

you

', '

with

', '

the

', '

pros

', '

and

', '

cons.

', '

Because

', "

let's

", '

be

', '

honest:

', '

the

', '

game

', '

is

', '

big

', '

enough

', '

that,

', '

if

', "

you're

", '

not

', '

already

', '

a

', '

gamer,

', '

you

', '

might

', '

want

', '

to

', '

buy

', '

hardware

', '

just

', '

to

', '

play

', '

it.

', '

And

', "

we'd

", '

like

', '

to

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help

', '

steer

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you

', '

in

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the

', '

right

', '

direction.

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Here

', '

is

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every

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platform's

", '

version

', '

of

', '

Fortnite

', '

ranked

', '

from

', '

worst

', '

to

', '

best.

', '

Android

', '

only

', '

recently

', '

got

', '

Fortnite

', '

...

', '

and

', '

there

', '

are

', '

some

', '

kinks

', '

to

', '

work

', '

out

', '

Android

', '

Central

', '

Android

', '

users

', "

who've

", '

been

', '

pining

', '

for

', '

some

', '

Fortnite

', '

action

', '

have

', '

likely

', '

encountered

', '

some

', '

scams

', '

along

', '

the

', '

way.

', '

For

', '

months,

', '

the

', '

game

', '

could

', '

only

', '

be

', '

played

', '

on

', '

mobile

', '

on

', '

iOS,

', '

leaving

', '

out-of-the-loop

', '

Android

', '

users

', '

wide

', '

open

', '

to

', '

nefarious

', '

schemes

', '

involving

', '

fake

', '

apps

', '

and

', '

data

', '

harvesting.

', '

No

', '

more.

', '

Fortnite

', '

is

', '

now

', '

officially

', '

on

', '

Android.

', '

That

', '

is,

', '

if

', '

you

', '

own

', '

one

', '

of

', '

the

', '

few

', '

supported

', '

devices.

', "

That's

", '

right.

', '

For

', '

all

', '

the

', '

waiting,

', '

Fortnite

', '

still

', "

isn't

", '

a

', '

freely

', '

downloadable

', '

Android

', '

game.

', '

It

', '

launched

', '

as

', '

a

', '

Samsung

', '

exclusive

', '

for

', '

a

', '

few

', '

days

', '

before

', '

making

', '

its

', '

way

', '

into

', '

a

', '

beta

', '

stage,

', '

but

', '

even

', '

that

', '

requires

', '

an

', '

invitation

', '

via

', '

email

', '

.

', '

No

', '

invite,

', '

no

', '

Fortnite

', '

.

', '

And

', '

should

', '

you

', '

be

', '

lucky

', '

enough

', '

to

', '

get

', '

the

', '

game

', '

on

', '

your

', '

device,

', '

the

', '

result

', "

won't

", '

leave

', '

you

', '

feeling

', '

all

', '

that

', '

impressed.

', '

Even

', '

if

', "

you're

", '

fine

', '

with

', '

PlayStation-era

', '

graphics

', '

', '

yes,

', '

the

', '

original

', '

PlayStation

', '

', "

you'll

", '

still

', '

have

', '

to

', '

contend

', '

with

', '

the

', '

slow

', '

touch

', '

controls

', '

and

', '

reduced

', '

30

', '

frames-per-second

', '

framerate.

', '

Fortnite

', '

on

', '

Android

', '

is

', '

good

', '

in

', '

a

', '

pinch.

', '

But

', '

right

', '

now,

', "

it's

", '

the

', '

worst

', '

way

', '

to

', '

play

', '

the

', '

game.

', '

iOS

', '

can

', '

be

', '

great

', '

or

', '

so-so

', '

for

', '

Fortnite,

', '

depending

', '

on

', '

your

', '

device

', '

9to5

', '

Mac

', '

Say

', '

what

', '

you

', '

want

', '

about

', "

Apple's

", '

ecosystem,

', '

but

', '

it

', '

makes

', '

optimizing

', '

apps

', '

a

', '

whole

', '

lot

', '

easier

', '

for

', '

developers.

', '

Case

', '

in

', '

point:

', '

Fortnite

', '

on

', '

iOS

', '

runs

', '

on

', '

the

', '

iPhone

', '

SE,

', '

the

', '

monster

', '

12.9-inch

', '

iPad

', '

Pro,

', '

and

', '

every

', '

iOS

', '

11-supported

', '

device

', '

in

', '

between

', '

.

', '

That

', '

may

', '

seem

', '

like

', '

a

', '

lot,

', '

but

', '

when

', '

you

', '

consider

', '

every

', '

Android

', '

device

', '

out

', '

in

', '

the

', '

wild

', '

and

', '

the

', '

number

', '

of

', '

companies

', '

making

', '

Android

', '

phones,

', "

Apple's

", '

iOS

', '

family

', '

seems

', '

rather

', '

small

', '

in

', '

comparison.

', '

Which

', '

is

', '

why,

', '

for

', '

Fortnite

', '

,

', "

you'll

", '

get

', '

the

', '

best

', '

smartphone

', '

or

', '

tablet

', '

experience

', '

on

', '

iOS.

', '

Now,

', '

the

', '

playability

', '

of

', '

the

', '

game

', '

will

', '

certainly

', '

differ

', '

depending

', '

on

', '

what

', '

you

', '

use.

', '

If

', '

you

', '

choose

', '

to

', '

use

', '

that

', '

smaller

', '

iPhone

', '

SE

', '

', '

which

', '

is

', '

on

', '

par

', '

with

', '

the

', '

iPhone

', '

6S

', '

in

', '

terms

', '

of

', '

power

', '

', "

you're

", '

going

', '

to

', '

take

', '

a

', '

hit

', '

on

', '

graphics,

', '

never

', '

mind

', '

the

', '

fact

', '

that

', '

the

', '

tiny

', '

screen

', '

makes

', '

play

', '

more

', '

difficult.

', '

Bump

', '

up

', '

to

', '

that

', '

larger

', '

iPad

', '

Pro,

', '

though,

', '

and

', "

you'll

", '

not

', '

only

', '

get

', '

beefier

', '

specs

', '

', '

which

', '

means

', '

increased

', '

viewing

', '

distances

', '

', '

but

', '

a

', '

larger

', '

display,

', '

which

', '

makes

', '

spotting

', '

enemies

', '

even

', '

easier.

', '

The

', '

knock?

', '

All

', '

mobile

', '

versions

', '

', '

both

', '

on

', '

Android

', '

and

', '

iOS

', '

', '

are

', '

locked

', '

at

', '

30

', '

frames

', '

per

', '

second.

', '

If

', '

you

', '

can

', '

handle

', '

the

', '

reduced

', '

frame

', '

rate,

', '

and

', '

again,

', '

the

', '

less-than-optimal

', '

touch

', '

controls,

', '

the

', '

iOS

', '

version

', '

should

', '

get

', '

you

', '

by.

', '

The

', '

Nintendo

', "

Switch's

", '

version

', '

is

', '

saved

', '

by

', '

its

', '

controls

', '

Games

', '

Reviews

', '

It

', '

was

', '

tough

', '

trying

', '

to

', '

determine

', '

where

', '

the

', '

Switch

', '

version

', '

of

', '

Fortnite

', '

fell

', '

on

', '

this

', '

list.

', '

Graphically,

', '

the

', '

game

', '

can

', '

actually

', '

look

', '

worse

', '

than

', '

the

', '

mobile

', '

versions

', '

on

', '

iOS

', '

and

', '

Android.

', '

This

', '

is

', '

because

', '

the

', '

Switch

', '

will

', '

sometimes

', '

drop

', '

resolution

', '

to

', '

keep

', '

its

', '

30

', '

frames

', '

per

', '

second

', '

intact.

', '

And

', '

even

', '

when

', '

docked,

', '

the

', '

Switch

', '

version

', "

isn't

", '

much

', '

to

', '

look

', '

at.

', '

But

', '

the

', '

Switch

', '

version

', '

of

', '

Fortnite

', '

has

', '

something

', '

the

', '

other

', '

mobile

', '

versions

', "

don't:

", '

joysticks

', '

and

', '

buttons

', '

.

', '

If

', "

you're

", '

someone

', '

who

', '

plays

', '

on

', '

the

', '

Xbox

', '

One,

', '

PlayStation

', '

4,

', '

or

', '

even

', '

PC

', '

(with

', '

a

', '

gamepad),

', "

you'll

", '

feel

', '

right

', '

at

', '

home

', '

manipulating

', '

Fortnite

', '

on

', '

the

', '

Switch.

', '

The

', '

button

', '

layout

', '

is

', '

largely

', '

the

', '

same

', '

as

', '

the

', '

one

', '

used

', '

on

', '

other

', '

console

', '

versions,

', '

which

', '

means

', '

you

', "

won't

", '

have

', '

to

', '

learn

', '

an

', '

entirely

', '

new

', '

scheme

', '

to

', '

get

', '

your

', '

Fortnite

', '

fix.

', '

Plus,

', '

you

', '

can

', '

join

', '

a

', '

party

', '

with

', '

friends

', '

on

', '

other

', '

consoles

', '

and

', '

not

', '

feel

', '

like

', '

a

', '

complete

', '

hindrance.

', '

With

', '

touch

', '

controls,

', "

you'd

", '

be

', '

far

', '

more

', '

likely

', '

to

', '

die

', '

at

', '

the

', '

hands

', '

someone

', '

using

', '

a

', '

gamepad

', '

or

', '

a

', '

keyboard.

', '

The

', '

Switch

', '

version

', "

isn't

", '

pretty

', '

by

', '

any

', '

means.

', '

But

', '

if

', '

you

', '

want

', '

Fortnite

', '

on

', '

the

', '

go

', '

', '

and

', '

you

', "

don't

", '

have

', '

a

', '

worthy

', '

laptop

', '

', "

it's

", '

the

', '

best

', '

option.

', '

PlayStation

', '

4

', '

plays

', '

a

', '

good-looking

', '

version

', '

of

', '

Fortnite,

', '

but

', '

with

', '

a

', '

huge

', '

caveat

', '

Gear

', '

Nuke

', "

Here's

", '

where

', '

things

', '

start

', '

to

', '

get

', '

a

', '

lot

', '

better

', '

in

', '

the

', '

world

', '

of

', '

Fortnite

', '

.

', '

The

', '

PlayStation

', '

4

', '

', '

whether

', "

you're

", '

speaking

', '

about

', '

the

', '

base

', '

system

', '

or

', '

the

', '

upgraded

', '

PS4

', '

Pro

', '

', '

offers

', '

a

', '

far

', '

better

', '

experience

', '

than

', '

anything

', "

you'll

", '

find

', '

on

', '

mobile

', '

or

', '

on

', '

Switch.

', '

The

', '

game

', '

hits

', '

much

', '

higher

', '

frame

', '

rates

', '

and

', '

resolutions,

', '

shooting

', '

for

', '

60

', '

FPS

', '

while

', '

targeting

', '

1080p

', '

on

', '

both

', '

the

', '

PS4

', '

and

', '

PS4

', '

Pro.

', '

And

', '

traditional

', '

controls

', '

just

', '

feel

', '

better

', '

for

', '

a

', '

game

', '

with

', '

so

', '

much

', '

shooting

', '

involved.

', '

But

', '

the

', '

cross-play

', '

debacle

', '

Sony

', '

created

', '

is

', '

a

', '

huge

', '

problem

', '

.

', '

The

', '

beauty

', '

of

', '

Fortnite

', '

is

', '

how

', '

it

', '

seems

', '

to

', '

exist

', '

everywhere

', '

for

', '

all

', '

people.

', '

You

', '

can,

', '

for

', '

instance,

', '

hop

', '

into

', '

a

', '

game

', '

on

', '

your

', '

PS4

', '

with

', '

your

', '

little

', '

cousin

', '

who

', '

plays

', '

on

', '

iPad.

', '

But

', '

what

', '

you

', "

can't

", '

do,

', '

right

', '

now,

', '

is

', '

use

', '

your

', '

PS4

', '

to

', '

play

', '

with

', '

anyone

', '

on

', '

Switch

', '

or

', '

Xbox

', '

One.

', '

Even

', '

worse:

', '

you

', "

can't

", '

share

', '

your

', '

Fortnite

', '

progress

', '

with

', '

those

', '

consoles.

', '

If

', "

you're

", '

the

', '

owner

', '

of

', '

both

', '

a

', '

PS4

', '

and

', '

Switch,

', "

you'll

", '

need

', '

to

', '

maintain

', '

two

', '

separate

', '

Epic

', '

accounts

', '

and

', '

Fortnite

', '

characters

', '

across

', '

the

', '

two

', '

systems.

', '

Once

', "

you've

", '

signed

', '

in

', '

on

', '

a

', '

PS4,

', '

the

', '

account

', '

is

', '

tainted

', '

forever.

', '

It

', "

can't

", '

be

', '

used

', '

on

', '

an

', '

Xbox

', '

One

', '

or

', '

Switch.

', "

It's

", '

stuck.

', "

It's

", '

a

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