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Fortnite runs at 1728p resolution on Xbox One X

Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter which features building mechanics and even a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds-like mode. However, the question many gamers wanted to know was what benefits Microsoft's new console received and how they compared to the PlayStation 4 Pro version.

Many months ago, Epic Games stated that the PlayStation 4 Pro version of Fortnite ran at 1080p with added effects. This was somewhat surprising given the fact that it wasn't even aiming for 1440p on Sony's machine. Some Xbox One X owners were worried that this would be the resolution for their version and it wouldn't be a great experience on 4K displays. Luckily, that's not the case at all.

We reached out to Fortnite's PR team for clarification. Epic confirmed that the PlayStation 4 Pro version still ran at 1080p. They added that the Xbox One X content is rendered at 80% of 4K (3072 by 1728 pixels) and then upsampled to 4K through a high-quality software upsampler. The HUD is rendered in 4K.

While some might have to have seen native 4K, it's still a significant upgrade and the game looks much more sharper than its PlayStation 4 Pro counterpart on 4K displays. The supersampling on 1080p displays also results in a smoother image. The Xbox One X update also brought about the return of the uncapped frame rate option for those who prefer it to go above the standard 30 FPS.

It's great to see developers utilize the 1.8 teraflops advantage the Xbox One X has to push higher resolution and better effects than Sony's console. Hopefully this trend continues in the future.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

18 Comments
  • What really matters is the framerate, yet there is no mention of it in the article.
  • It's 30 FPS.
  • "The Xbox One X update also bought about the return of the uncapped frame rate option for those who prefer it to go above the standard 30 FPS."  
  • Thanks even if uncapped isn't good either. Stable and locked 60fps would be best even at lower details or resolution.
  • Anyone else feel like they are doing something wrong a t this point not to get 4k at 60fps? They have a closed system console for optimizing, know exactly what the limits are... where are the cut corners that arrent allowing this thing to reach it's goal?
  • Path of least resistence.  You can only expect 3rd party developers to do so much to cater to MS and XBX owners.  I think we all knew this going in.  I am still very impressed with enhanced games so far. 
  • Exactly and lets not forget that we still haven't seen the full power of the XBX yet.
  • If Star Wars Battlefront 2 can run at mostly native 4k @ 60 FPS, then all triple AAA titles should. I think moving forward most will now that developers can work with it. I think first party games moving forward will all be 4K 60FPS. I also think Microsoft was holding out on doing alot of first party titles until the x was out, which makes perfect sense, and now we can look forward to alot of fantastic looking and playing games moving forward. No doubt a good time to be an xbox fan, thanks Phil!
  • Can you guys stop comparing the Playstation in the articles? It's childish. Just tell us the facts and don't throw shades.
  • I don't see anyone throwing shade. They are simply stating what both systems to do for comparison. That is good information to have.
  • Resolution has been an important part of console purchasing decisions since 2013 when the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 originally came out. According to many surveys it remains one of the top issues. This article is meant for people to make informed purchasing decisions because the difference between 1080p and 1728p is very significant.
  • Many surveys? I remember 1 survey, Can you post the links to these so-called many surveys or are you just making it up? History has shown us that game library is always far more important than power when it comes to console gaming. I guess you MS/XB "fans" want to rewrite the script now that MS has the more powerful and more expensive console in the market but you can't really rewrite history and what gamers have always prioritized.  
  • LOL. was your internet down for the entire time since the Xbox one and PS4 released? Hahahahah
  • No links? I guess Asher Madan is a liar. 
  • Haha nice, complain about someone making claims without posting sources, then proceed to make claims without posting sources. Although you are right about one thing, the only study I've seen is the 2015 Nielsen Study, which actually counters your other argument about games. While games is factor it doesn't appear to be most important to most buyers decision; which isn't all that surprising, a huge selling point to both the PS2 and PS3 were the fact that they were the cheapest way to be able to play new media (DVDs and Blu-Rays, respectively). This is why I went PS3 over Xbox 360. Top 5 reasons people buy PS4 (in order of importance): Better resolution, Blu-Ray Player, Game Library, Faster Processing, and what the family wants.
    Top 5 for Xbox One: Brand, Innovative Features, Faster Processing Power, Exclusive Games/Content, Fun-Factor http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2015/no-stranger-to-the-video-game-most-eighth-generation-gamers-have-previously-owned-consoles.html Looking forward to your links with info regarding your claims :)
  • LOL That was the poll I was talking about. The poll that was conducted in 2014-15. The poll consisted of 2000 teens and adults aged over 13 along with 400 kids aged between six and 12. That is ONE survey. Asher talks of MANY SURVEYS. I'm talking about gaming history. Not some odd survey. The NES (bigger library) beat the Master System (more powerful)
    The GB (bigger library) beat the Game gear (more powerful)
    The SNES (bigger library) beat the Genesis
    The PS1 (bigger library) beat the N64 (more powerful)
    The PS2 (bigger library) beat the Gamecube (more powerful) and XBox (more powerful) 
    The DS (bigger library) beat the PSP (more powerful)
    The Wii (bigger library) beat the PS3 (more powerful) and XBox360 (more powerful)
    The 3DS (bigger library) beat PS Vita (more powerful) The point is that there are many different reasons to buy consoles. And power was never the major selling point.   There, you happy? lol
  • Butthurt much?
  • Butthurt? What a brilliant argument. I guess that's how kids argue and debate... LOL