How to increase FPS on Fortnite PS4: It’s incredible but, however hard you try and try to get to the top of the Fortnite online leaderboards , there are always some friends or opponents who can beat you for a handful of points. I guess the anger … also because, maybe you haven’t thought about it, but this advantage that others manage to have on you could also depend on the settings of the game, and not only on their skill!
That’s right, you got it right! The difference in performance on Fortnite can be caused by different video settings, especially if we consider that this very famous game is available on very different platforms, each of them with different characteristics and capabilities: from game consoles to computers, up to mobile devices. So here comes the FPS factor , that is the frames per second, which determine the fluidity of the action displayed on the screen and, therefore, can have a very important influence on the game performance.
Tell me a little bit, what device do you use to play Fortnite? A PlayStation 4 ? Then take a few minutes of your time and let me explain how to increase the FPS on Fortnite PS4 , in order to be sure to play with the maximum fluidity possible, on equal terms with your opponents. I assure you that you will not have to perform particularly complicated operations: even if you are not a technology expert, you should be able to do everything and obtain appreciable results. Come on, try it! Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except to wish you happy reading and make a big good luck for everything!
As I mentioned earlier, a smooth gaming experience on Fortnite can decree success during the most fierce and exciting matches, but activate the 60 FPS mode (the maximum in terms of frames per second, which allows you to have a ‘ high fluidity of all the actions reproduced on the screen) makes the overall games even more beautiful to follow.
Before talking to you about how to increase FPS in Fortnite PS4 , however, I would like to explain better what frames are per second and how to evaluate their importance.
As previously explained, the acronym FPS (otherwise called framerate ) corresponds to the words Frame per Second , which in Italian becomes “frames per second”. It is therefore the number of frames (images) shown on the screen for each elapsed second.
It goes without saying that the greater the number of images that are transmitted in a second on the screen, the more fluid the video will appear to the human eye. Increasing, therefore, the FPS to 60 (maximum value currently set as standard for games) you will be more reactive than what happens on the screen and, in the specific case of Fortnite, you will be able to respond more readily to enemy fire or attack enemies first .
After this necessary premise, you will certainly have understood the importance that higher FPS can have in an online match. I invite you, therefore, to continue reading to find out what are the appropriate attentions to be able to enjoy the Fortnite experience at 60 FPS on PS4.
How to increase FPS on Fortnite for PS4
Although, usually, console games do not allow you to adjust the graphic settings in detail as it is possible to do on PC, the PS4 version of Fortnite includes a setting dedicated to FPS, in order to “balance the accounts” with players from other platforms, primarily the PC.
In fact, I remind you that the popular Epic Games title is cross-play enabled: this means that in online games you can meet players who use other consoles, the PC or mobile devices with 60 FPS video mode.
At this point, you will have understood for yourself the importance of having these video settings on your console too. Therefore, read on to find out how to adjust these preferences and what other precautions to take to keep the game as fluid as possible.
Update the game
I start immediately by telling you that to play Fortnite on PS4 with 60 FPS, the fundamental thing to do is to update the game to the latest version available. You have to know, in fact, that before the game 3.4 update it was not possible to set the FPS beyond 30. This limit was called “FPS cap”, that is the limit of the frames per second. At this point the question will have arisen spontaneously: “how do you update the game?”
Quiet, there is nothing easier, and do you know why? Well, because on PS4 the game update takes place automatically: just having correctly set the console’s Internet connection. If you don’t remember how to do it, I offer you my help in the tutorial on how to play PS4 online , in which I explain exactly how to connect the console to the Network. If, on the other hand, you want to make sure that the PS4 native automatic update function is active, you can refer to this article of mine .
Perfect, now that you’ve taken a few minutes to make sure the latest version of Fortnite is installed on your PS4, you’ve met the basic requirement to activate 60 FPS mode and finally be more competitive online. Do not stop now and read this guide to find out how to adjust the settings and be sure to keep your PlayStation 4 in optimal conditions for maximum fluidity of the game.
Adjust game settings
You have finally updated Fortnite to the latest version and you are, therefore, ready to enter the video settings. I tell you immediately that, fortunately, the console version of the game does not have as many graphic settings as the PC one, so the operation will be somewhat simple.
The first thing to do, as soon as you see the main menu of the game, is to enter Battle Royale mode and press the Options button on the controller. Next, select the gear icon you see at the top right and look for the “60 FPS” item , in order to enable it. Finally, press the triangle button on the controller to apply the changes and save them.
That’s all? Exact! In this way, you will have enabled 60 FPS on Fortnite for PS4. Despite this, however, I advise you to continue reading to take some very important precautions that not only guarantee the fluidity of any game, but will also serve you to preserve optimal operation of your console.
Clean the console
Are you wondering why I talk to you about cleaning the console in a guide for game fluency in Fortnite? Well, simple: keeping the PS4 clean not only avoids overheating the console but is also synonymous with better performance.
By keeping the console free of dust, the dissipation of the heat produced by its components, CPU and GPU in the first place, will be better and, consequently, the operating temperature will drop. When the PS4 fan and the grilles are dusty, the temperature internally held by the console increases, which, to continue to dissipate the greater heat produced, further increases the fan speed.
The result will be that, turning at maximum speeds, the fan will produce more noise and when it cannot keep the temperature below the safe temperature (the maximum allowed by the PS4 system engineers), the performance of the processor and of the video card will be ongoing processes will be reduced or even stopped (what in jargon is called “crash”).
I bet that now that I’m pointing this out, you’re remembering how noisy your PlayStation 4 has become lately, probably, if you look closely at the side and rear grids, you’ll see some accumulated dirt that you hadn’t even noticed before!
Now you’re wondering how you can take care of your console and not risk slowdowns while playing Fortnite. There is no need to alarm you, there is no problem. If you want, you can bring your console back to new by following my tutorial on how to clean the PS4 , both externally and internally. I assure you that there is nothing complex to do.
Check the network settings
The fluidity problems in the game are not exclusively due to the setting of the FPS. Consequently, even setting the 60 FPS as I just explained to you, you could continue to have a less fluent gaming experience than your opponents or teammates.
In this case, the first tip that I would like to give you is to check the Network settings of your PS4. For example, try playing online by connecting the console to the router / modem directly via an Ethernet cable , avoiding the use of the Wi-Fi connection (which, as is known, may be subject to interference and problems due to poor signal).
Another check that I propose you to do is the one related to the NAT of the PlayStation 4 , that is, to the communication of the consoles with the network ports. Proceed is very simple: from the PS4 Home screen, move to the top menu with the directional arrow up , then scroll down to the Settings item (the briefcase icon) and select it.
Now, find the Network item and press the X button on the controller. Then confirm the item Check Internet connection and wait for the test result. How do you say? Would you like to have a complete overview of this connection menu so as to review if everything is set up at its best? You are lucky, if you want, you can consult my article on how to access the PlayStation Network .
In this way you will have discovered in no time the NAT of your PlayStation 4: if it is equivalent to NAT type 1 you are in the best possible situation, therefore if you continue to have lag problems, I suggest you do a speed test as I have suggested in this tutorial because in this case, the problem may lie precisely in the reduced browsing speed of your Fiber / ADSL.
If on the contrary the type of NAT equals 2, or worse 3, then I refer you to my guide on how to change NAT on PS4 , so you can have a complete view on the NAT topic and get the best settings allowed by your Internet provider.
It may seem like rash advice, and yet if you are noticing unmotivated slowdowns during games in Fortnite, the cause could also be due to the corruption of the game’s installed data .
Ask me what is the solution to a Fortnite data corruption problem? To solve these problems, the move I propose is to uninstall the game and then reinstall it . If you want to proceed with this attempt, from the PS4 Home screen, go to the Fortnite icon and press the Options button on the controller to go down to the penultimate item Delete and confirm everything, with the X button on the controller.
You must know, in fact, that canceling the game will remove all the downloaded updates with it. Consequently, if during the update of Fortnite some data went corrupt, re-downloading and reinstalling everything you can correct the error.
By following my tutorial on how to download Fortnite you should have no problems performing this procedure.
In case of doubts or problems
Are you still having problems and you just can’t make the online gaming experience in Fortnite more fluid with 60 FPS? If even after following my advice the situation remains the same, I invite you to contact Epic Games support directly.
To do this, simply connect to the official Epic Games support page and click on the bar at the top , so as to type the term “FPS” and get the most relevant answers to the most frequently asked questions on the subject.
If even so you do not find the answer to your problems, you can get in touch directly with Epic Games assistance, by clicking on the CONTACT US button (you can find it at the top right) and filling in the online form with Language, Name, E-mail address and Platform (the platform you ask for assistance is PS4 in this case).
Then, click on the Select item , then choose Problems with game progress / challenges , type the message with your request and enter the Security text , then click on the purple box with SEND . You just have to wait: Epic Games support will answer you as soon as possible.