Fortnite PS4 vs Xbox One vs Switch vs PC vs iPhone!

– Hey, guys, this is Austin. Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world right now, and one of the things
that makes it special is that it will run on almost anything. So unlike some of our previous videos, where we restricted ourselves
to a mere single laptop, today we’re going to be playing Fortnite on every single platform that it supports. So you might remember this, the $200 HP Stream from
our first Fortnite video. This is not exactly the greatest
experience in the world. But it is about as low-end of a PC as you can possibly play Fortnite on. With a cool 360p resolution
and all settings set to low, our avatar dude is looking
a little bit pixelated. But importantly, we are going to be recording over HDMI so we don’t interfere with any of the
performance of this laptop. Oh boy, all right. We are in the game, and that is a smooth eight frames per second. (laughs) Wow, this is really, really bad. Look at the textures. The filtering is really, really on point. I mean, that’s a big blob. That’s a mildly house-shaped blob. Bunch of tree blobs. We’ve got a cliff blob. Oh, we’ve got some really
nice-looking tree blobs up here. Wow, that’s actually, oh wow, wait, what? What? Okay. That’s a really unique-looking tree blob. You know what, let’s just move on to something that’s a little bit better than a $200 basic Windows computer. Now, this might sound like a bad idea, but Fortnite will also run on the Mac. So here I have a maxed out
2016 15-inch Macbook Pro. Now, it does have dedicated graphics, so you shouldn’t expect
anything too crazy. It will run the game. Oh, that’s not good. The game just crashed on the Mac. Okay. Yep, okay. That’s not working. So the Mac port of Fortnite
is not exactly great, as you can see by my face right now. If that’s too low-end for you, well, you can step all the way up to the iPhone SE, which, amazingly enough, is actually still supported by Fortnite even though it’s hardware
from the iPhone 6S. One of the first things you’ll notice is that while the UI is fine on something like a laptop,
or even something like a PS4, when you shrink it down
to a four inch display, it is very, very hard to see. As you can imagine, Fortnite
running on the iPhone SE is running on its lowest settings. However, it actually is
not going to be unplayable. So one of the things you
do have to keep in mind is that while the screen
itself is going to be sub-720p, it’s not
going to be the sharpest sort of presentation in the world, but I’ve got to say, on
such a small display, it actually doesn’t look bad. A lot better than most other mobile games. Frame rate wise, it’s not going to be the smoothest thing in the world, but we do look like we’re
keeping a relatively close lock to 30 frames. I don’t have an easy way of actually counting the frame rate
on the mobile side. But I mean, not bad. Even though the SE is a couple years old, it still does have a
reasonably decent hardware. So when Fortnite comes out on Android in the next few months, I’m really curious to see what kind of hardware
that it’s going to support. But as far as I can say for the SE, this is totally playable. A little bit on the lower side, but yeah, not bad. Step up to the iPhone X
and you’re going to be getting a surprising jump in quality. So if I actually jump into the menu here, just like on the PC, we have a bunch of different quality settings, and the iPhone X will default to epic. Now, the iPhone X does have
that wider aspect ratio, and while it looks a little bit weird when we’re recording, when you’re actually playing it on the phone, it
does fully take up the screen, and it does give you a bit
of a wider field of view. The difference in quality
settings is also pretty apparent. Now, this is not gonna be
running at the full resolution. It looks like it’s something
a little bit closer to maybe 900p or even 1080p, if I had to take a guess. But the quality settings,
I mean you can see the texture filtering, the view distance. Everything looks to be a lot smoother. Although, frame rate still seems to be pretty close to 30 frames per second. Now, of course, an issue
with both iPhone versions is that you do have to
use the touch controls. Now, personally, I definitely prefer something like the Switch where we can actually use the physical controls, but, especially with the
Android version coming soon, there will be some
controller support added. For now, though, this
actually isn’t going to be too bad as far as a first-person or a third-person shooter goes. The right side is what
you use to scroll around, the left side is what you use to walk, and it’s easy enough to just
tap on things to select them. But, controllers are always better. Now sure, this is not
going to look as good as some of the other devices that we’ll be trying here in the video,
but for a lot of the game, I mean look at this, we’ve got like nice reflections on the water,
we’ve got decent draw distance, the lighting really doesn’t
seem to be hugely impacted. I’m not seeing any like
god rays or anything here, but it’s not going to be that far off from something like a console, or at least in theory. Next up we’ve got the PS4. You know, as long as you haven’t tried to log in on your Switch or anything. So this is going to be
supported, of course, on the PS4 Pro as well, but for this video actually I want to take a look at how it’s going to perform on the standard original launch PS4. One of the biggest changes
with the PS4 edition over what we’ve done so far is that we actually get a
smooth 60 frames per second. Now, it’s not going to be a complete lock, but this is so much
smoother and especially when it comes to the responsiveness, it’s going to be a lot more competitive than any of the other systems that we’ve taken a look at so far. So the PS4 does target 1080p,
although typically speaking, when you’re running at
60 frames per second, it’s running at a
slightly lower resolution. But we do get the upgraded detail, and most importantly, we
get that smooth frame rate. I can’t tell you how much better that is, just it’s so much better. Actually don’t know this
off the top of my head, but I would guess that the PS4 is probably the most common way that people are playing Fortnite. So if you want, of course,
you can run it on a PS4 Pro, and we’re gonna take a look at some of the higher-end console stuff in a minute, but the important thing to know is that even on a completely stock base PS4 that came out, you know, in 2013, we are getting a nice smooth frame rate, and we’re going to be getting those, what? For the ultimate console experience, you’re going to want to
pick up an Xbox One X. Not only does this have a lot more power with a full six teraflop GPU, but that power is going to enable us to play at basically a locked
4K 60 frames per second. I mean, not quite locked,
but it’s going to be a big jump over the PS4, as well as the, especially the base Xbox One. This is the way to play Fortnite. So not only are we going to be getting that nice smooth frame rate, but we’re also going to be
getting the 4K resolution as well as the upgraded settings. So stuff like draw
distance, texture filtering, we’re going to be getting some
slightly higher res textures. Yeah, this looks pretty nice. And on top of that, we’re of course still playing on a console, so it’s not quite the maximum experience that we can have with Fortnite just yet. Next up, we have the
newest version of Fortnite, the Switch edition, So as a console, as you would expect, is going to be a little bit more powerful than the iPhone SE. We are going to be getting
the full experience here, save for the Save the World mode. But does anyone actually play that? So one of the biggest
issues with the Switch port actually is Sony’s fault. So if you’ve ever logged
in to your Epic account on a PS4, you’re actually locked out of logging in on the Switch, which caused a lot of
people a lot of hassle, although thankfully I never played on PS4 with my main account, so we’re good. Ah yes, the joy of physical controls. Don’t get me wrong, the
iPhone version is fine, and for touch screen controls, it’s really not that bad,
but playing with Joy Cons really does feel a lot better. And it actually is not really
going to be a huge difference regardless of whether you’re going to be playing in docked mode, like we are here, or in portable mode on the Switch. You’re still going to be
getting the same controls, just a little bit of a
graphical difference, and, well, a much, much bigger screen. So the Switch does operate with a dynamic resolution up to 900p… As I got shot in the back. So if it had a higher resolution, I totally would not have died there, because I need the extra pixels to see people behind me. (laughs) One of the downsides of
playing on the Switch is that unlike on the Xbox One and PS4, we are going to be limited
to 30 frames per second. Now, don’t get me wrong, it actually does a reasonably decent job of holding to that. But when you’re playing against
other people on consoles who are running at double the frame rate, you’re just not going to have
as responsive of gameplay and it’s not going to quite hold up. Last but certainly not
least, we have a high-end PC. So this is actually not
a dedicated gaming PC, this is what we built to do streaming on, but we’ve still got some
solid hardware inside, including the second gen Ryzen 7 2700X, running at about four gigahertz, as well as 16 gigs of RAM and a GTX, tevin, 70… Tevin, 70? To show you just how far
you can push Fortnite, we’re not even actually running it on maxed out settings here. So we’ve got it set to 1800p and on high settings. So in theory, if we had
something like a Titan we could push it even farther. But importantly, we’re
getting a near 4K res, and we’re still able to stay
above 60 frames per second for the most part. Once you get to something
like the Xbox One X, going up to PC actually
doesn’t make a huge difference. Really where you’re seeing
the major advantages are in stuff like high frame rate support, if you want to play on a
high refresh rate monitor. And of course you get full
mouse and keyboard support. But the visual quality,
I mean, look at this. This is just obscenely nice-looking. Doesn’t hurt that Fortnite
is a very colorful, very nice-looking, vibrant game. Yeah, that’s nice and smooth. So with a full eight core Ryzen CPU, which honestly is slight
overkill for this game, but the GTX 1070 does
make a huge difference. Of course, if you want to go higher, you can go higher, but as far
as a near 4K experience goes, I’m not really gonna complain here. All right, I will say it’s not too bad playing Fortnite on touchscreen, and it’s a lot better
on an actual controller. When you get a mouse and keyboard, especially with a nice, smooth setup that you’re able to get at
least 60 frames per second on, Fortnite feels so much better. It’s crazy at how this video started and where we are now. So that, my friends, is Fortnite on every single system that
you can play it on right now. So everything from a
$200 potato-quality PC, all the way up to something that actually can play it at basically 4K maxed out. But of course the real question is how is the Android version gonna look? Oh boy, I can’t wait to play that.

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