Fortnite: Epic Has ‘Nerfed’ Performance Mode

Published 02/07/2021, 11:51 AM EST
Source: Epic Games


It can be said, without a doubt, that Fortnite is currently one of the most popular Battle Royale titles out there. Epic Games has been coming out with new ways to involve fans from various fandoms, through collaborations every now and then. In a way, this helps in keeping the game relevant as well as increase the player base.

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Of course, with new experiments in the game come new issues. A recent update that aimed at fixing some stability issues ended up introducing a major problem in the game. Devs might have taken their time to come up with a solution to this problem. However, but given the situation (FNCS Qualifiers are right around the corner), we do not think devs should stall this issue.

Epic Games has always tried to find out new ways of increasing the popularity of Fortnite. One of the recent efforts the company made was to ensure that the game runs seamlessly on lower-end PCs as well. In order to ensure this, devs added a “performance mode” in the game back in December. It proved to be very effective, but unfortunately, things have gone downhill with it.

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Further reading: Fortnite: New Mystery Skins Debunks Every Theory Regarding Season 5

SypherPK talks about the latest Performance Mode issue in Fortnite

In a recent video, the popular Fortnite pro and streamer, SypherPK spoke of this recent issue. When Epic first introduced the Performance Mode, it really did produce the results it expected. However, over time, players began to complain that running the game in this mode caused numerous glitches and often the game would crash.

Now, last Friday, Epic had released a maintenance patch aimed at increasing the stability of the game when players run it on Performance Mode. They did increase the stability of the game; however, it gave rise to a major issue in terms of the building graphics.

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Players have been complaining that following the latest patch, the build graphics have textures similar to that without the performance mode. However, the build graphics have become more blocky and now players cannot see opponents through them. This can soon become a game-breaking issue since a large part of the gameplay meta depends on being able to see opponents through gaps in the crafted walls.

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Moreover, many pros will be using the performance mode in the upcoming Fortnite Champion Series to get better FPS. If the issue continues, then it will give rise to a major issue. But we hope devs will soon address this, given the urgency of the situation.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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