If you are a true Fortnite player, you will know about the “stretch resolution” term in the game. And just recently, Tfue – a professional Fortnite player – has openly supported using stretch resolution for Fortnite in his new stream.

Professional Fortnite player Tfue

"I'm like pissed off that you guys made me play stretched because now I realize how broken it is and I don't want to get off of it," Tfue said to his viewer on his stream

We all know Tfue is a great Fortnite player already, and in the past, he refused to use the stretch resolution. However, in his recent stream, Tfue changed his mind. So why don’t we take a look at the differences and the advantages that stretch resolution offers Fortnite player

Stretch resolution is referred to an action of setting your in-game resolution off the native resolution – 16:9 (1920 x 1080) resolution. The commonly used stretch resolutions for the game is

1600 x 1080 (5:3)

1440 x 1080 (4:3)

1280 x 1024 (5:4)

1280 x 960 (4:3)

1024 x 768 (4:3)

Native resolution in Fortnite

Stretch resolution in Fortnite

For these stretch resolutions, the number of pixels on the X-axis goes down, but those remaining pixels are now stretched out to so that the game can fit the full screen mode. This makes Fortnite look as if being stretched out horizontally. This means the game even looks more ridiculous now than it should be, but for skillful players, these resolutions provide quite some useful competitive advantages:

Bigger vertical field of view (FOV)

The first major advantage of the stretch resolutions is that they increase vertical field-of-view (FOV). Players using stretch resolutions can see more on the Y-axis on their screen. According to Fortnite gamers on Reddit, this increase of vertical FOV makes it easier for them to keep high-level awareness and locate enemies throughout the fights.

But this increase has consequences. When you X-axis of your in-game screen is stretched more than it should be, it means that objects and characters from long distances will appear smaller. This results in a harder situation for players with stretch resolution when they are in a long-range combat. So most players that use the stretch resolutions are the ones who favor the close-range combats, rather than the long-range ones

Higher FPS

The second benefit for playing on stretch resolutions is the better frames-per-second (FPS) performance of your computer, especially when you are being stuck with low-end ones. For players who usually experience the FPS drop while playing Fortnite, using stretch resolutions can help.

The good thing is that the increase of the in-game FPS is the result of the fewer pixels showing on your screen. So basically, you just make your computer work a little bit less so that it can have a higher FPS. This action will leave no long-term consequences, so players can feel free to do that for smoother experiences with Fortnite. These facts have been pointed out by the Reddit user Rhelmar.

Personal Comfort

A lot of Fortnite players, especially pro players are from CS:GO. CS:GO the game that stretch resolutions are used the most because stretch resolutions in CS:GO result in bigger hit-box of the characters. Although stretch resolutions in Fortnite don’t bring any changes in hit-box of the characters, these players are really familiar and comfortable with stretch resolutions. While the benefits of stretch resolutions in Fortnite are still in debates, it is true that personal comfort is a big factor contributing to victory in any sports.

Still not 100% clear about the stretch resolutions in Fortnite, or how to set up the stretch resolution in the game, check out the clip below now.