Fortnite Battle Royale - Season 6 - Darkness Rises. R.I.P Kevin.

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: RE: Re: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Photek » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Monkey Man wrote:

30fps ceiling. Drops to the 20's.

All the major geometry is there. Feels like the entire package. Looks surprisingly good despite the drawbacks.

Docked mode: 900p with dynamic resolution (goes as low as 729p).

Portable: 720p with dynamic resolution (goes as low as 360p (rare)).

Draw distance cut back with lots of grass pop-in.

Poor texture filtering makes it look blurry.

Some noticeable network lag over wifi.
Can people on the Switch play against other platforms? If so, draw distance is going to be a big disadvantage.

Pretty sure draw distance is about geometry and buildings, typically players are shown miles away.

Image
Grcades resident banana split.
User avatar
Death's Head
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Death's Head » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:18 pm

When I was playing this on the PC I read that setting up with the best draw distance gave an advantage. Maybe that was wrong.

Yes?
User avatar
DarkRula
Member
Joined in 2018
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by DarkRula » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 pm

Damn, that was a close one. Playing squads, and the squad I'm in manages to win out to the top ten. Down to seven. One of our members fall. Just four left on the field. One person manages to take all three of us out.
Playing squads does seem to bring out the new players it seems, as I've been put on a few that don't seem to know they're even in a squad and jump in different directions to land at different places to never meet.

Image
Image
User avatar
Death's Head
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: RE: Re: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Death's Head » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:00 am

DarkRula wrote:Damn, that was a close one. Playing squads, and the squad I'm in manages to win out to the top ten. Down to seven. One of our members fall. Just four left on the field. One person manages to take all three of us out.
Playing squads does seem to bring out the new players it seems, as I've been put on a few that don't seem to know they're even in a squad and jump in different directions to land at different places to never meet.
It is a very unwelcoming game for new players so I certainly gave squads a try when I tried to play it. In one of the games I was playing, some of my team members were really decent, giving me stuff and reviving me even though I was basically making no worthwhile contribution. I'd like to play this but I joint so late it feels like I only get to play experienced players and this is why I gave up on it. Would be nice if they matched players of similar experience, then I'd give it another shot.

Yes?
User avatar
jawafour
Member
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: RE: Re: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by jawafour » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:23 am

Death's Head wrote:...I'd like to play this but I joined so late it feels like I only get to play experienced players and this is why I gave up on it. Would be nice if they matched players of similar experience, then I'd give it another shot.

Definitely, Deaths. You can tell that some folk out there have played this (for what seems like) fifteen hours a day for a year.... and they're up against someone like me who is trying to work out what button B does.

User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Hime » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:50 am

I find squads too be much more difficult as a team of people who are organised can destroy you so quickly.

Image
User avatar
Death's Head
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: RE: Re: RE: Re: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Death's Head » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:45 am

jawafour wrote:
Death's Head wrote:...I'd like to play this but I joined so late it feels like I only get to play experienced players and this is why I gave up on it. Would be nice if they matched players of similar experience, then I'd give it another shot.

Definitely, Deaths. You can tell that some folk out there have played this (for what seems like) fifteen hours a day for a year.... and they're up against someone like me who is trying to work out what button B does.
Hah. We should get a game together with just us so we experience that winning feeling. If we can work out what we should be doing.

Yes?
User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Mafro » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:51 am

I almost always ignore all the building shite in this. Can't be strawberry floated.

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
Death's Head
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: RE: Re: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Death's Head » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:55 am

Mafro wrote:I almost always ignore all the building shite in this. Can't be strawberry floated.
Are you successful?

Yes?
User avatar
DarkRula
Member
Joined in 2018
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by DarkRula » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:17 pm

Success for me is getting in the top ten. It's pretty clear that winning a match solo is never going to happen, and even in squads it seems victory will never come [case in point being that example I posted above - I had a legendary rifle and hardly managed to put a dent into the attacker], but the only time I ever bother with building stuff is the occasional ramp to reach higher positions.
It certainly helps if you can, but you don't need to.

Image
Image
User avatar
Hime
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Hime » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 pm

DarkRula wrote:Success for me is getting in the top ten. It's pretty clear that winning a match solo is never going to happen, and even in squads it seems victory will never come [case in point being that example I posted above - I had a legendary rifle and hardly managed to put a dent into the attacker], but the only time I ever bother with building stuff is the occasional ramp to reach higher positions.
It certainly helps if you can, but you don't need to.

Getting in the top 10 is quite straight forward if you just stay on the edge of the circle.

I'm pretty sure you can choose which platforms to play with, it's probably best to stick with consoles.

Image
the eponymous bollock
Member
Joined in 2017

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by the eponymous bollock » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:32 pm

Hime wrote:I find squads too be much more difficult as a team of people who are organised can destroy you so quickly.


This, squads is absolutely brutal on PS4.

If you want a more chill time to learn the ropes you’re much better off jumping on solo or duos and getting experience that way.

The only thing I can think of that still needs fixing is the loading times. From boot up to being in a game still takes too long. Other than that it’s been really interesting to see the game develop. The first few months I just thought it was a straight dog of a game, really didn’t like the visual style and the technical performance was poor. Almost a year later though and it’s become incredibly pretty, so much more visual flare and it runs far better. The little details dotted around the environment are so nice. I think they’ve hit a lovely sweet spot with the latest update, weapon balancing seems to have been largely addressed, the world is just jam packed with things to see now and as I’ve already mentioned the visuals really pop off the screen.

I agree on the matchmaking front though, I don’t actually know if there’s any implemented at the moment but being paired with people more your level would be nice.

User avatar
Monkey Man
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Monkey Man » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:43 pm

If you want a chill time play 50 v 50 and jump halfway into your own part of the map. You'll rarely see an enemy so you can practice building & shooting. Good for doing Battle Pass challenges as well.

Image
User avatar
Rog
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
Location: Cleethorpes
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Rog » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:45 pm

Monkey Man wrote:If you want a chill time play 50 v 50 and jump halfway into your own part of the map. You'll rarely see an enemy so you can practice building & shooting. Good for doing Battle Pass challenges as well.


This is what I've been doing to get the hang of it. I'm still crap though, shooters have passed me by as I've gotten older.

User avatar
Robbo-92
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: South Yorkshire

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Robbo-92 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:27 pm

I thought I'd download this anyway, it's free so it's not like I'm losing out on that side of things and who knows I might quite enjoy it, failing that I'll have a few games and then delete it :lol:

Image

Image
User avatar
Venom
Member ♥
Joined in 2008
Location: London
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Venom » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:37 pm

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime talking to Fox News about Sony's Fortnite stance.


the eponymous bollock
Member
Joined in 2017

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by the eponymous bollock » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:44 pm

Hello Pot have you met Kettle

User avatar
OrangeRKN
SONM & Cake Sec.
SONM & Cake Sec.
Joined in 2015
Location: Reading, UK
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by OrangeRKN » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 am

Played squads on Switch last night with two of my housemates. It was only my second time playing on Switch after losing a single solo game on release straight away, so I was fighting the controls to begin with, but then we won two games back-to-back where I got the final kill both times.

Feels good B)

User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Preezy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:31 am

I am determined to give this a proper go and try and get into it (doing the 50/50 mode as mentioned above sounds like a great way to get used to the building stuff without the threat of constant death) but the World Cup has completely stolen all of my gaming time, I only picked up my Switch this weekend to add a couple of players to my shortlist on Football Manager :lol:

User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: Fortnite Battle Royale - Switch version out now, it's Free BTW.
by Mafro » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:10 am

Preezy wrote:I am determined to give this a proper go and try and get into it (doing the 50/50 mode as mentioned above sounds like a great way to get used to the building stuff without the threat of constant death) but the World Cup has completely stolen all of my gaming time, I only picked up my Switch this weekend to add a couple of players to my shortlist on Football Manager :lol:

Play in handheld mode while watching the games. That's what I've been doing :toot:

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CitizenErased, DarkRula, HaruKazuhira, Jazzem, kerr9000, mic, Moz, PaperMacheMario, Red 5 stella, Robbo-92, shy guy 64 and 48 guests