OnePlus today announced that the newly launched OnePlus 8 series are the first smartphones to officially receive 90fps support for the Fortnite mobile gaming trend, with high refresh rate displays still steadily picking up steam.
OnePlus partnered with Fortnite developers Epic Games to make gaming on the latest series of flagships possible at 90fps. For those with the new smartphone, Epic and OnePlus launched a separate build that was curiously absent from the initial Twitter announcement post and a subsequent article on the official OnePlus forums.
The only other device that can run Fortnite Mobile at a higher rate is the iPad Pro — with a 120-Hz LCD panel. The improved Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and the modifications made by Epic ensure that it runs smoothly on the hardware of the OnePlus 8, while also ensuring the native resolution of 2400 is 1080 pixel.
This latest 90fps toggle now shows that your graphic settings drop into Low. For alerts, as disappointingly. The way your OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro will run Fornite over 60 fps is used to tipping texture and asset quality on-screen. Since the displays on your smartphone are smaller, it is something to expect but also misleading. Let’s hope that we can boost this quality with more changes and refinements.
It should be noted that when you dial the graphical settings into “Epic” quality, you could get a solid 60fps. While OnePlus 8 is fit for a respectable 4,300mAh battery, Fortnite will probably start to tax the battery during longer gaming sessions at 90fps – even in the lower settings. There was no mention that 120fps support was possible for the OnePlus 8 Pro, which means that you must enjoy 90fps instead.
Although the series OnePlus 7 and 7T are also outfitted with 90Hz panels, it seems that Fortnite is possible only for the series OnePlus 8 in 90fps. However, anyone with the OnePlus 6 or later is now in a position to install Fortnite via the single-touch device in India first, as more countries are expected to follow, via the built-in OxygenOS Game Space part.
While it is not entirely clear whether more devices will receive “true” Fortnite 90Hz in tomorrow’s world, it is nonstuned that more devices adopt higher refresh rates panels and will not support Epic games.