Overwatch Nintendo Switch Performance Problems Explained
The Overwatch Nintendo Switch port's in-game performance has underwhelmed fans and critics alike, struggling to meet the benchmarks Blizzard advertised ahead of release. A deep dive into the systems published Monday by Eurogamer reveals exactly what's causing those shortcomings.
Overwatch Switch was described as running at 900p at 30 frames per second while docked and 720p at 30 frames per second. According to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, the game employs a dynamic resolution scaler that can reach true 900p occasionally, but tends to deliver 1152x900 under stress.
The same is true with the portable mode, where the scaler moves the game to 960x720.
This change to pixel count is the easiest way to maintain frame rate in an effects-heavy game like Overwatch.
Outside of resolution changes, docked and undocked Overwatch Switch display the same visual fidelity — though it suffers by comparisons to other consoles or PC.
For the full breakdown, head to Eurogamer.
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