Fortnite is getting updates on Nintendo Switch, including improved resolution

Fortnite Hero Switch
Fortnite Hero Switch (Image credit: Epic Games)

What you need to know

  • Fortnite is getting some updates with new content.
  • The update includes new items and increased resolution on Nintendo Switch.
  • The update will start rolling out on March 31, 2021.

Fortnite has taken the world by storm ever since its release, and the Nintendo Switch version has been extremely popular. Epic Games has been working hard to make the portable Fortnite experience more enjoyable for Nintendo Switch players, and have announced a series of quality-of-life changes to the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

Starting on March 31 2021, active Fortnite Crew members will receive a great bundle in the form of a Crew Pack, which contains the Alli outfit, the Squee Back Bling, the Skellyfish Pickaxe, the Cat's Paw Wrap and the Catwalk loading screen. Alli will bring some feline flair to the game, as players can now cosplay Lynx's estranged sister.

The meat and potatoes of the upcoming update are the improved performance aspects on the Nintendo Switch. Epic Games has successfully optimized the game to reduce the file size by 140 MB, and increased the resolution in handheld mode to 1140x660, and the TV mode resolution to 1560x880.

The Force Fleet Bundle Joy-Con will also be making their debut on the market, featuring a unique blue Joy-Con (L) and a yellow Joy-Con (R) that's sporting some snazzy banana imagery. Persons who buy this Joy-Con bundle can also receive 500 V-Bucks, as well as a download code that will net you an in-game Glider and Pickaxe. The Joy-Con Fleet Bundle will officially launch on June 4, 2021.

Fortnite is an amazing experience and one of the best Switch games out there that doesn't need a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to play. Get out there, and get on top!

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.