In Fortnite’s crossplay parties, Switch players are no longer sent into a match with players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
For “Fortnite” the update 8.10 was released yesterday. It not only brought new content into the game. Also, a change in the matchmaking was made.
In Crossplay parties, players playing “Fortnite” on the Switch will no longer automatically merge with opponents and players on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Instead, they are shipped to a pool of mobile users, that is, players on iOS and Android.
Better experience for switch players
Epic Games announced that the change should result in a better experience for players on the Nintendo console. “We expect on average a better gaming experience per game for both mobile and switch players,” it says in the patch notes.
According to Nintendo Life, the change is probably due to the fact that switch users could not keep up with the PS4 and Xbox One players. This is due to various performance issues and a 30-FPS cap. The result is that players on PS4 and Xbox One have higher firing speeds, which cause more damage per second than in the switch version.
The patch also brought improvements for switch players. Here is an excerpt from the changelog:
-Increasing stutters on Nintendo Switch have been fixed, which were caused by bad timing of the graphics processor.
-Performance on Nintendo Switch has been improved as particle effects are now less likely to be triggered at daybreak.
With the release of the patch, Epic Games has unified the Xbox One and PS4 pools. From now on, the players have to decide for the cross-play. Players who refuse are restricted to creative mode and playgrounds.
Epic emphasized that “unlocking optimization potential” was the motivating factor for all these changes. This will allow more playlists to run.