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Fortnite cross-play now pools players differently on consoles and mobile

March 13, 2019 / ASHER MADAN

Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. In February 2018, Epic Games stated that the title was played by roughly 3.4 million gamers concurrently. Since then, that figure has ballooned to over 8.3 million. It's unclear what the most recent count is, but all reports indicate that the game is going strong.Recently, the developer announced that the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite would feature cross-play between all platforms, even Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, which feature 60 frames per second (FPS) modes. Unfortunately, the Switch only allows the game to run at 30 FPS. This gives players on the powerful hardware an advantage because not only are the controls much more responsive, but the added frames increase precision. We've seen many users express concern about this, and Epic Games decided to modify cross-play a little. In the latest patch, Switch ...