Fortnite video capture on Nintendo Switch disabled

This could be a performance-related move, but there's no official word yet.


It looks like the recently released Drum Gun isn't the only thing being removed from Fortnite. The team at Epic Games has been diligently releasing updates to the Fortnite game across many platforms, but one specific version disabled a major feature. The Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite has had the video capture feature removed.

Reddit user FairyTrainerLaura posted the image above. While there's no official word from Nintendo or Epic Games on the removal of the feature at this time, another Reddit user shared this sentiment:


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    September 11, 2018 11:30 AM

    Charles Singletary Jr posted a new article, Fortnite video capture on Nintendo Switch disabled

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      September 11, 2018 12:17 PM

      I doubt it's performance related. Video capture is done on the OS-reserved core and has no impact to the game.

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        September 11, 2018 12:44 PM

        It is my favorite feature in Switch games. Should just be native to all games.

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          September 11, 2018 1:14 PM

          It should just work if they're on a version of the SDK that supports it. I would think they'd have to do extra work to disable it.

          Maybe it's just a bug and the flag disabling it just got turned on somewhere and never turned back off.

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        September 11, 2018 2:23 PM

        Epic dev chimmed in on a reddit thread and said it was indeed related to performance, specifically memory usage. They might offer it as an option in the future for people who don't mind the performance hit.

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          September 11, 2018 3:02 PM

          It seems kind of ridiculous that they're that tight on memory they can't afford that.

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