The Android version looks almost a generation behind the Switch version.
With Fortnite finally having launched for Android last week (albeit in a limited, roundabout way), the game is finally available on every major platform on the market. Three of those platforms are mobile- iOS, Android, and Nintendo’s Switch. We already know that the Switch version of the game manages to hold its own against the iOS version really well, even in portable mode- but what about Android?
There’s a new video out now, courtesy of Tilmendomination, which you can see for yourself below. This video compares the Switch version of the game running in portable mode (i.e. lower settings) with Fortnite running on a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on Epic settings (i.e. the highest possible graphical settings allowed on the Android version of the game).
The difference is staggering- the Switch version is ridiculously better, yes, but the Android version just looks bad and poorly optimized. Admittedly, Fortnite has been pretty bad on every system it has launched on at first, and become better with time- hopefully that will be the case here too.
Fortnite is available now on PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.