Fortnite Update 1.54 Reduces Load Times Significantly on Consoles; Performs

Fortnite’s console load times reduced by up to 30 seconds.

Epic Games’ Fortnite players on console always complain regarding the game’s long loading times, especially during the initial login screen. The latest update is here to fix that.

Fortnite’s update 3.5 performs major optimization to both PS4 and Xbox One, reducing load times by 10 seconds and 25-30 seconds respectively on each console. PC players got their share of optimization, since from here on out, players who only own access to Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode will only download its related patches and updates. Here is the update’s patch notes:

  • Major optimizations + improvements made to console load times and CPU performance.
    • We’ve made some data layout optimizations in order to improve load times and performance. Load times reduced by 25-30 seconds as a result of these changes on Xbox One and around 10 seconds on PS4. On both platforms, we expect to see fewer issues with geometry or cosmetics failing to load in time, and FPS drops during skydiving. The Xbox One download will be larger than normal in this release as a result of these optimizations. We’re working to minimize the impact of this type of optimization in future releases. – Developer Comment
  • Reduced download and patch size for players who just have access to Battle Royale (PC only).
  • Fixed various issues causing the game to freeze up/hitch while loading assets, especially on console. These assets are now preloaded before the game starts.
  • Optimized servers to reduce network lag when firing weapons and taking damage.

How many Victory Royales did you get this weekend?