Which Fortnite Should You Play? PS5/ Xbox Series X|S vs PS4 & Xbox One vs Switch vs PC

Fortnite has transcended from being a mere Battle Royale experience to a cultural phenomenon, roping in various pop culture collaborations to keep things constantly fresh on its island map. There are gaming icons, Star Wars Jedis’, Marvel superheroes and real-life icons from the gaming industry all in the roster of skins players can get in Fortnite Battle Royale. It’s also now managed to make its way onto every platform possible, and so that raises the question of which platform should you play Fortnite on?

Here, we’ll be running through the pros and cons of PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC, so you can figure out where you’re best grinding out those levels for your Battle Pass and earning your Victory Royales!


Which Platform Should You Play Fortnite On?

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Let’s start off with the most dubious of the platforms you should be playing Fortnite on. Let’s get all the obvious positives out of the way. Fortnite on PS4 contains both the free Battle Royale PvP mode, as well as the paid early access Save the World PvE mode due to release for free later this year. This is the same across all but one platform, which we’ll specifically later.

In terms of your Fortnite experience on PS4, it’s fairly standard. It gets the updates at the same time, the general online experience is solid, and you’ve got cross-platform play with PC and mobile players. However, there are some areas holding back the PS4.

These are primarily based around loading times, performance and visual fidelity of the game, however. As the PS4 has an traditional hard drive disk, rather than and SSD found in the PS5 and Xbox Series X, load times are a lot longer, meaning you’ll be waiting around a lot while the game initially boots up and in between matches.

Due to the PS4 also being fairly old now, you won’t get the best performance out of it. The graphics themselves won’t be quite as polished as they’ll look on the PC, Xbox Series X|S and PS5, and the game may struggle to run at 60fps consistently.

Generally speaking, playing Fortnite on PS4 is fine, but there are a few rough edges showing up now which don’t make it a perfect platform to play Epic’s Battle Royale title on now.

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