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Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Switch performance

We take a look at how well Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga runs on the Nintendo Switch, diving into its performance and average fps.
Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga Switch performance

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment unleashed Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on 5th April for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. For the latter platform, gamers might want to know what the frames-per-second (fps) and graphics look like since it is the least powerful of the lot. 

In this article, we outline the performance of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on the Nintendo Switch console, noting the graphical limitations and fps Switch owners can expect.

Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga Switch graphics & performance

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Don't expect these kind of graphics for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Nintendo Switch. (Picture: WB)

Looking at graphical fidelity, the Switch version is definitely the worst-looking of the bunch. Lower textures, decreased lighting effects, relatively poor shadows and a short draw distance are the main caveats here.

While the lower graphics of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Nintendo Switch, it is definitely still acceptable.

Check out a Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga graphics comparison video from the YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits below to see for yourself.

Surprisingly, the performance is also quite good, with mostly a solid 30 fps dropping slightly from time to time.

How well does Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga run on Switch?

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The Nintendo Switch version of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is locked at 30 fps. (Picture: WB)

Wondering exactly how well Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga runs on the Nintendo Switch? Well, compared to many other third-party titles, the game actually runs quite well.

With the exception of cutscenes, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga holds its ground with a capped 30 fps on the Nintendo Switch, providing a smooth experience without big frame dips. In short, it's mostly a solid 28 to 30 fps in gunfights and even space battles with lots of explosions and destruction.

YouTube channel ContraNetwork did an excellent frame rate test video for Nintendo Switch owners, so check it out below.

Throughout the nine-minute video, we could only see a couple of times where the frame rate for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga dropped to 26 or 27 fps, during close-quarters combat and a lot going on. This is impressive for the Switch, in case you weren't sure.

With this article, and the content creators' videos, hopefully, we've answered the question of just how well Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga runs on the Nintendo Switch, showcasing its performance on the device.

 

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Featured image courtesy of WB Interactive Entertainment.