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Fortnite has changed a lot during its life, so it’s always good to keep up to date with the best settings. Whether you’re after the best looking game or prefer performance, Epic Games gives console players a decent amount of settings to adjust the game to your preference.
Here, we focus on the best settings for Fortnite on the Xbox Series X|S. There is one point you should note here. Since the Xbox Series X is a very powerful console, just like the PlayStation 5, it’s capable of running Fortnite at native 4K – but not at 120Hz.
To achieve 120Hz (120FPS) the Series X will render the game in 1440p, while the Series S will down-res the game from 1200p to 1080p if it’s to run at 120Hz.
Running the game in this mode on the Series S will also reduce shadow resolution and volumetric clouds will be disabled – so expect a noticeable visual downgrade.
On the X meanwhile, switching to 120hz will see postprocessing, shadows and streaming distances reduced, but volumetric clouds, high quality shaders and physical rim lighting remain enabled.
Best graphics settings for Fortnite on Xbox
Here are the best graphics settings for Fortnite on Xbox Series X|S. Before kicking these off, make sure your TV and console are compatible for 120Hz mode. You can do this by following these steps (if more detail is required you can find a detailed step-by-step guide on the Epic Games blog):
- Press the Xbox button on your controller.
- Navigate to the Profile & System tab.
- Scroll down and select Settings.
- Under General, select TV & Display Options.
- Select 4K TV Details to see a list of modes that your TV supports. If you see green check marks next to ‘Your TV supports 120 Hz’ (and 4K at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X).
Once you’ve done this and selected to output at 120Hz, we recommend the following settings. Note, these settings will sacrifice some of the game’s visual appeal, opting instead to focus on performance – which, for a battle royale game so dependent on reaction time and response, is vital.
- 120FPS Mode: On (This maximizes responsiveness)
- Brightness: 120%
- User Interface Contrast: 1x
- Color Blind Mode: Off (You can use if you need it)
- Motion Blur: Off
Since Fortnite is a combat-oriented game, you should always focus on getting a higher FPS and smoother gameplay. Instead of dying in a beautiful sunset, it’s better to win on a hill that still looks pretty decent.