Epic is making adjustments to Fortnite through their unannounced and unexplained patches. One thing persists, however: the fact that Fortnite on console is a mess.
Late in Season 10, Epic opened the door to forced cross-platform. Now, all players on all platforms will be in the same lobby. PC players, console players, and mobile players are all duking it out together.
Mobile players really got the short end of the stick, here. They can’t do nearly as much as their console and PC counterparts, but that’s not the only performance gap that remains an issue.
Console performance in Fortnite Chapter 2 is at an all-time low. On any given day you’re bound to find a post or two about it if you visit the r/FortniteBR subreddit.
There is a long list of issues with Fortnite on Xbox and Playstation. Buildings don’t load, guns don’t load, you can’t see what’s in your inventory, your game freezes, players disappear; the list goes on and on.
Playing Arena on console is a crapshoot. You better hope you’re not contested when you land, or you’re going to get killed while you’re waiting for buildings to load in.
I play on Xbox One, so I experience these issues every day. Most of them would be manageable if it weren’t for the rendering. Buildings just don’t render when you first drop from the Battle Bus.
You’re dead almost every time if you don’t stumble upon some invisible floor loot.
The worst part is that there seems to be no mention of these problems on the Fortnite Community Issues Trello board. This isn’t the first time that console players have had rendering trouble, but Epic is seemingly lost on how to fix it.
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It would all be a moot point if this was an even playing field. We wouldn’t have too much of a reason to complain if Playstation and Xbox players were still in isolated lobbies. We’d all be in the same boat.
The problem is that PC players never have this issue. They can kill us before we’re even able to break through a ceiling with our pickaxe. Are you struggling with these problems on console? Vent about it in the comments.