Fortnite for Android now supports Bluetooth controllers and 60FPS for 3 devices
Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world right now with over 200 million total players and millions of active players every day. Back in August, it launched on Android starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With today’s 7.30 patch, Fortnite has been updated to bring a great new feature to their Android version: 60fps gaming.
A few months ago, 60fps support was added to Fortnite Mobile for the latest iPhones. At the same time, Epic Games announced they were working with OEMs on bringing 60fps gaming to Android. Last week at the Honor View 20 launch, Honor actually announced that the View 20 would be one of the first devices to support this 60fps mode. The Honor View 20 along with the Huawei Mate 20 X and U.S. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U/U1) all support this new mode. If your device isn’t one of those three, no worries. Epic said they will be working with other OEMs on supporting their devices.
In this update, Epic also brought Bluetooth controller support to mobile. This means you can connect most Bluetooth controllers to the game. Epic specifically said most are supported; some examples of controllers with confirmed support are the Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, Xbox1, Razer Raiju, and Moto Gamepad.
In the actual game, Epic did some content changes as well. There is a new Chiller Grenade which will add the chiller effect and knockback to anyone who is within the radius. They also vaulted the bolt-action sniper rifle, SMG, heavy shotgun, and burst rifle. In great news to players, the suppressed SMG was also un-vaulted, bringing it back into the lineup. They are also rumored to have an in-game Marshmello concert this weekend at Pleasant Park on February 2nd at 2pm EST. The content of this concert is unknown but it does sound like a fun event.
Fortnite is an amazing game and we are excited to see these changes being added and changed. Fortnite season 7 is almost over and we can expect to see lots of changes in season 8, hopefully with more devices supporting 60fps. You can download Fortnite Mobile from Epic’s website.