Fortnite Video Capture Disabled To Improve Nintendo Switch Performance

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Epic Games has released Fortnite’s update 5.40 content update, which has added the Suppressed Assault Rifle, vaulted the Drum Gun and addressed bugs in The Getaway Limited Time Mode.

It has also disabled Video Capture on the portable home console, with the developer reasoning that this change was made “for performance and stability reasons.”

Removing the feature “saves a significant amount of RAM,” meaning that you should start to have a far more positive experience when playing the free-to-play battle royale game.

“You may have noticed we’ve disabled the Video Capture feature on Nintendo Switch as of the v5.40.2 client update. This was done for performance and stability reasons as we’ve been seeing a high rate of Out of Memory related crashes,” Epic Games wrote on Reddit.

“Disabling this feature saves a significant amount of RAM while also having a positive effect on overall performance across the board. We’ve since added a line about this in the Patch Notes and we’re considering the possibility of making this feature optional in the future for players who don’t mind taking a hit on their performance.”

Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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