Fortnite on NEW 2018 MacBook Pro (MacOS and Windows 10 Bootcamp Gameplay)


yo what is up guys Jamie here and we’re
back again with another episode so it’s no secret that Fortnite is one of the
most popular games on planet right now I mean if you haven’t heard of Fortnite
yet then you’re probably living under a rock. On the other hand Apple just
released a huge refresh to their New MacBook Pro lineup and I thought it’d be
interesting to test out if the new 2018 MacBook Pro can handle Fortnite. I mean
Apple even advertised the game on their website. Now the model I picked up is the
15 inch laptop configured with the mid-end 6-core eighth generation i7
processor an AMD Radeon pro 560 X graphics card and 16 gigs of DDR4 RAM.
Now I know Fortnite is not as well optimized for Mac than it is for Windows
so in this test we’ll run a game on the latest version of Mac OS and on Windows
10 through boot camp and without further ado let’s get started. Alright so
booting up the game on Mac OS I found out the game did take a while to load, it
took about 55 seconds to jump into the game after launching it but really
that’s not too bad I was actually expecting it to take much longer once in
the game I tried to find the closest possible resolution to 1080p because
that’s pretty much the standard resolution people play games at these
days. On Mac OS the closest possible resolution was 2048 by 1280 which is a
little more than 1080p but it’s close enough. Next I start to play around the
settings a bit to get the best possible frame rates at high settings I found
that the frame rates hover around the high 30s to 40 now this is definitely
playable but we want to shoot for frame rates around 60 to get more smooth
gameplay and after adjusting all the settings to medium and turning
post-processing to low we were able to achieve up to 60 to 70 frames per second on
average and I’m not gonna lie I was pretty impressed by the frame rates I
mean it is a Mac and Macs have never been known for gaming and the game
actually looks pretty good it didn’t look too far off on my ps4 Pro but I did
know some lag spikes from time to time when playing it on Mac OS and I’m pretty
sure this is a bug because I didn’t experience it when running on Windows 10
needless to say though you can definitely play Fortnite on Mac OS with
the new fifteen inch MacBook Pro all right so jumping into
Windows 10 through boot camp it took about 50 seconds to load the
game and that’s really only a hair faster than booting in our mac OS one
thing I noticed right off the bat however is that going from the lobby
into an actual match on Windows 10 took much less time than on Mac OS 2 to 3
times faster actually and I’m really not surprised by this because most games are
more optimized for Windows than Mac I decided to keep the same settings here I
used to get 60fps on Mac OS the only difference this time is that the
available resolution those closest to 1080p on Windows 10 was 1680 by 1050
which is a bit less than 1080p but it’s close enough and surprisingly it gave me
the same results on Windows 10 my fps stayed around the 60 mark throughout the
majority of the game while sometimes dipping down to 50 or even 40 during the
fight and again I also didn’t experience any lag spikes on Windows 10 whereas a
Mac OS I experienced multiple lag spikes throughout a match all in all the new
2018 MacBook Pro can definitely run Fortnite and it can run it pretty well
but if you do want to run Fortnite on your Mac I will definitely recommend you
install Windows with boot camp and play Fortnite on Windows 10 as the overall
experience is just much better on the Microsoft side of things
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