Fortnite, an immensely popular game from Epic Games, recently received an important update. The latest version brings gaming at high frame rates on the Apple iPad Pro, very much like the Apple iPhones. Additionally, the company behind Fortnite, has added playability support for the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 mobile processors. If that’s not enough, the game now offers some realistic behavior of heavy duty arsenal, vehicle behavior and other improvements as well.
The latest update to one the biggest online games, Fortnite, has several important aspects. Update 7.10 of Fortnite is going live for all the platforms. The game is actively played on all the supporting platforms, which include PC, Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android. The update also brings several new items as well as support for new features that have heavy influence of real-world physics.
Fortnite Update 7.10 Extends Support, High FPS Gaming
Epic Games is gradually deploying the latest Fortnite Update 7.10 to supporting platforms. The company has added support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710 mobile processors. Qualcomm may have launched these powerful mid-range processors some time back, but Android smartphones featuring these SoC have been launching only recently. There aren’t many Android handsets that pack the Snapdragon 670 and the 710, but their numbers are growing. Considering the same, Epic Games has extended support of the game to these processors.
Downtime for the v7.10 update has begun!
Fly over to the Patch Notes to see what's new. https://t.co/f5Z7ZIvChq
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) December 18, 2018
Gamers can now play Fortnite at an impressive frame-rate of 60FPS on the new 10.5-inch and 12.5-inch iPad Pro. Needless to mention, the game should look amazing. However, it is quite possible that Epic Games may have compromised the graphics or in-game details of Fortnite in order to allow high frame-rate gaming on the iPad Pro. Still, we reserve judgment until we get to try the game on the new Apple iPad Pro.
Besides extending support, the latest Fortnite update includes new Limited Time Modes called ‘Close Encounters’ and ‘Food Fight’. There’s also the ’14 Days of Fortnite’ event which will feature both new and returning Large Team Modes or LTMs. The LTMs switch every two days. Meanwhile, the Small Team Modes or STMs rotate every 24 hours. The event went live on December 19 at 7:30PM IST. As the name indicates, the event will end on January 2, 2019.
Epic Games Adds Physics-Based Realism And Other Features To Fortnite
Besides the aforementioned additions and high frame rate gaming support, Epic Games has optimized certain important aspects of the game to lend a touch of heightened realism and gameplay. The ground-based vehicles, which previously drove easily on all terrains, will now slide on icy surfaces. ‘Stormwings’ now suffer 50 percent more damage from hitting objects. The company has added balances to the Heavy Assault Rifle and improved Balloon controls.
The ‘Elimination Feed’ will now include player terminations that result from “no-scoping” enemies with Sniper Rifles. Explorer Pop-Up Cups and Friday Night Fortnite now have extended playability dates, which now show up in the game.