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

July 31, 2019 posted by

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
thanks for watching guys and if you like this video please give it a thumbs up
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100 Replies to “Fortnite on NEW 2018 MacBook Pro (MacOS and Windows 10 Bootcamp Gameplay)”

  1. Hilary Trump says:

    I feel like other people try to take away Apple’s fame, by saying it’s really bad for gaming, when it’s not.

  2. FrostySky1289 says:

    while im out here running my setting on low and getting 20 fps on my hp laptop xd

  3. Domas says:

    Fortnite is shit.Samp rule
    -Truth Teller

  4. IvLost IvLife says:

    How do you install it

  5. Mind blown says:


  6. GOWL OGS* says:

    Wow my Xbox is slower

  7. Beta Warz says:

    1:38 a random name pops up on the top left corner on the screen

  8. Tosuzk says:

    Yo i thought u had 1.9 m

  9. THE 3SEVENT33N says:

    Thanks dude

  10. Makail Lyon says:

    R.I.P drumgun

  11. Jay Santana says:

    I have the new MacBook. I Bluetooth the Xbox controller but I’m having issues using it. Meaning it not the same button that says it is. Ex, it says A to start but I have to click B. How to do fix that. Do u have a video re setting the controller

  12. Steffanie Tang says:

    Keep going with the good work and can u play on a macbook Pro 13 256gb 2018 exactly??

  13. Mikkel Dahl says:

    Why is this shit Fake bro he play on a pl

  14. Mooler says:

    Wtf this dude has 2k subs, I thought I was watching Austin Evans or something

  15. kamal455 says:

    better then my shitty laptop i get 12 fps to 20 T_T

  16. AL Eagl3 says:

    Bruh ist a macbook with Windows 10

  17. G0D Dxrbyy says:

    MacBook not is foR GamERZ

  18. CJ YT says:

    Why pay $2000 when you can't receive equivalent fps rates from a gaming PC of similar prices? 😂😂

  19. CallMeWolf -_- says:

    Such professional editing you definitely deserve more subs you do videos that could compare to Austin Evans I learned a lot good luck man?

  20. Classicss .-. says:

    2:35 u said u were going to show it on windows, but if u keep watching u can clearly see that it says MacBook pro, and u said it was going around 60 fps butttt that was on the Mac where's the windows gameplay ?

  21. Fresh Snippets says:

    That default can't even aim.

  22. Spencer Baird says:

    rip drum gun

  23. SOLO X_ valiant_X says:

    Nice editing

  24. Dániel Bartus says:

    And the Cpu temperature 105 C……

  25. ZYKI says:

    Huh I get keep on kicked best version newest MacBook Pro

  26. ZYKI says:

    And boot camp says need 40+ go free space on start up disk I have 50 or something

  27. ItzSiscoMg says:

    How much it cost?😅

  28. Creambud says:

    Medium setting for all for 2,1000 thousand dollar Mac? Why the FUCK is that even worth it.

  29. Amulya Harish says:

    How do u connect ur Xbox controller to the Mac?

  30. Well Muel says:

    u macbook pro is not getting hot?my 13inc macbook pro(2017) getting really hot.

  31. Aiden says:

    wow im so surprised that the MacBook performed that way with fortnite… totally didn't expect that

  32. Sync says:

    I have that controller

  33. Sync says:

    Wait he showed an ps4 controller but his controls are xbox ? // 1 solution / illuminati

  34. Lenny Summers says:

    Mac be like sony ligma balls

  35. AnibalTV says:

    Impressed? Brother…. I play at 200+ FPS on max settings on my Alienware that costs the same as the 13 inch Touch Bar one…

  36. Rahil 28 says:

    Hey I have a question anyone ?
    Does boot camp cost ?
    And can I play GTA 5 Online ones steam is installed ? on Windows’s ?

  37. TheOneGamingChannel says:

    Guys I have a problem it says 2.2k not 2.2 mil

  38. Isa Khan says:

    Surprised it was this good

  39. Kelvin Wang says:

    The drum gun shall be remembered

  40. CoolBoyGaming says:

    Fuck you Windows

  41. Dean Paauw says:

    I have a hp gaming laptop for video editing and i can play max settings and like 250 fps

  42. Janhitect says:

    Why is it stuttering like that at 2:00 It's doing that to me too

  43. K4rnaL says:

    Nice vid and nice channel u got a new sub 👌🏽

  44. Benjinewz HD says:

    i tried playing on mine and it was really laggy, like seriously laggy. how do u get urs to be smooth

  45. Omega Gamer says:

    How the hell do u have 2.4k subs only your content is like the top of its class

  46. GoldenStriker21 Vader says:

    3:16, Xbox hud

  47. diell curri says:

    How did he have windows on mac

  48. TS Aimbot says:

    lol 50 FPS wtf is this shit

  49. boko says:

    Wait, you're telling me you can spend $3,000 and get Fortnite at 60 FPS at medium settings? Damn! I'm running at 400 FPS on a 240 Hz monitor at all ultra settings at close to the same amount of money. (Have a 2015 highest end MBP that cost me $2500 and it can't even run Fortnite at 20 FPS) Now a Windows and Android user after spending $10,000 on Apple products. RIP Jobs and no innovation in years, just ripping their customers off. Good video btw!

  50. reaX. btw says:

    How It runs on a 13 MacBook Pro

  51. furey rara says:

    you should put the hd resolution max and everything low or near and put just the view distance on medium or high also you shouldnt cap your frame rate

  52. Trippt says:

    And you won too! Great review man!

  53. SophieMalophie0 says:

    For those of you who are saying “he should have more subs!” I agree with you but…..
    The reason he doesn’t have like 1 mil subs is cuz his channel is less than a year old!
    Awesome channel tho! Can’t wait to see this guys channel get millions of subs!

  54. JH Gaming says:

    Did anybody notice he wasn't even playing, it was a video clip that he used while recording this video, You never know if he was actually playing on a MacBook Pro or if he recorded that video clip on a pc or something like that.

  55. Andre Bekker says:

    the quality of your video is amazing. big thumbs up for this one

  56. jonathan says:

    thats funny hahaha

  57. Sebastian Taylor says:

    2k subs in three months! well done

  58. Wasser Flasche says:


  59. Fozzy says:

    whos watching in season 7?

  60. MyNameIsNoName says:


  61. Gcolominas says:

    this is bs. I have the same one and only get 60 fps when evrythign is on low and 3d resolution is low.

  62. Joseph Doncev says:

    rip drum gun

  63. Graal-Master-69 says:

    anyone notice the gameplay on the mac is from xbox
    if that was the gameplay then it was fake

  64. Legendary Gamerzzz65 says:

    Can’t wait to get this for my bday 🤗

  65. GamerPsycho says:

    Oh thank god it's playable I just wanted to make sure before I bought the laptop 😁

  66. God NateBoi says:

    He pluged in a ps4 controller and the bottons on the screen I saw xbox controlls hmmmmmmm

  67. itzflamebtw says:

    Pi was here since 1k brotha

  68. SuperBarry says:

    if you think lag is a bug, you're wrong. its because so many things are going on in the scene, it dips. the reason you're lagging more on mac instead of windows is because windows machines are more powerful.

  69. Pathetic Panda says:

    This was made a day after my birthday

  70. Magnus Petersen says:

    Yooo I own this MacBook, and mine can't run shit like this. Yeah, it's the 15 inches and all.

  71. PewDiePie Fan says:


  72. Vic Dy says:

    try landing tilted

  73. jospin deek says:

    Hello really enjoyed the video thanks! But i have 1 small question: i have the exact same macbook pro specs as the one mentioned in the video, did you experience any major over heating problems of the machine ?

  74. Kelly Heart Velasquez Faderanga says:

    how come you don't have that much subs? smh 😿

  75. BumBle says:

    Lies lies.I tried to download it it can’t even download.This guy is just trying to make money and help nobody.

  76. FREE FIRE says:


  77. olliedann says:

    I'm running Fortnite on my 2018 MacBook i9 2.9Ghz 32GB DDR4 with PS4 controller. I'm impressed with performance in Bootcamp Win 10. Definitely recommend this over Mac OS.

  78. Michael Ramos says:

    $2800 for a macbook pro. Might as well build or purchase a gaming pc

  79. xaw says:

    1:59 he's actually bad lol

  80. TeamToday says:

    Is it normal if the macbook overheats like crazy when playing fortnite??? i have a macbook 2018 pro please answer if you know the answer 🙂 Ty

  81. CHATH K says:

    lol that noob 1:57

  82. TH3 R3AP3R says:

    they finally made something worth the money

  83. HiNoon50Paces44 says:

    The amount of money you or that with you could have baught a gaming pc

  84. Rahil Pathan says:

    Can u make a video on stretched fortnite on bootcamp

  85. Kittykat927 says:

    Or you could just play on Xbox. Cuz Xbox is better than PlayStation. Or play on an iPhone.

  86. tanish p says:

    Can a 2017 macbook 12 inch run fortnite with boot camp???,

  87. Big Bands says:

    Man and I thought under 100 FPS at high settings was bad lmao

  88. Kichu san says:


  89. Natalie Brittain says:

    It doesn’t work on mine

  90. Novis says:

    $3000 for a MacBook when I bought my PC and Monitor under $1500, yikes…

  91. Ligma Rave says:

    I subbed and liked, Call me daddy

  92. Epic Games says:

    is that a macOS Mojave??

  93. Tha IceCool says:

    I play Fortnite on my iPad Pro 10.5”. However I just got a MacBook Pro 2017 (Core i5, 3.1Ghz, TouchBar, 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports) and I decided to run Fortnite on it. Well with all low graphics and 3D resolution all the way up… It wasn’t that bad.. But it wasn’t great. I turned the 3D resolution down to around 55-60 and it didn’t look horrific and played decently at around 30-50fps.. Then I went on Microsoft and downloaded the Windows 10 iso and partitioned it with BootCamp. I ran Fortnite on that with the same settings and oh yeah… We’re talking about 80-110fps… I turned up the settings a decent amount and I’m getting 50-60fps with pretty much no lag in game or in fights. Now all I have to do is play good on that platform…

  94. Praju vada says:

    Nice video.

  95. MauiKyle says:

    Me: Watches Season 5 footage.
    Also Me: Wishes that the drum gun wasn't vaulted and that it would be unvalted.
    Me Again: Remembers that at the end of Season 8 (nearly two days ago when this comment was written), the drum gun was unvaulted.


  96. UnReal_Kira says:

    Nice video mate

  97. Bicky says:

    I thought you have 7.6 mill

  98. Massimo Mastromattei says:

    How much money was the macbook

  99. giggi 412 says:

    Link for buy Mac please

  100. Elion Ruci says:

    Would the performance be the same on the newly released 13.3 inch MacBook Pro with 1.7GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz and 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory?

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