OnePlus phones will soon stop having a Fnatic mode for games. The smartphone and tech brand has reportedly ended its partnership with Fnatic, the UK-based esports team. A recent open beta for the OnePlus 7 series has confirmed that Fnatic mode is no longer part of the OxygenOS interface.
While the move may seem like OnePlus users will miss out on a pretty cool feature, that’s not the case. This is why.
What is Fnatic mode?
The Fnatic mode on OnePlus phones is essentially a toggle that allows users to divert resources from the phone to the game they are playing and record incoming calls or notifications to ensure there are no distractions. The feature is an extension of the normal game mode that offers a grayed-out version of roughly the same features.
Fnatic mode functionality will remain intact
The end of the partnership between OnePlus and Fnatic only means that OnePlus can no longer use the Fnatic brand for its hypergame mode. As seen in the latest OxygenOS 3 Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 series, the feature is now called “Pro Gaming Mode” instead of Fnatic Mode.
“OnePlus’s partnership with Fnatic has reached its natural and mutual conclusion. OnePlus device users who have enjoyed our Fnatic mode will continue to receive the same features and capabilities, but with a new name of Pro Gaming mode, ”said OnePlus. XDA.
“The naming update will carry over to all devices from series 6. Fnatic has been a supportive partner for OnePlus, and we look forward to the opportunity to collaborate again in the future,” added the brand, hinting at the fact that the brand may rejoin forces with Fnatic in the future.
Aside from the feature renaming, the only other changes users will notice after Fnatic Mode is gone are the Fnatic Easter Egg and the Fnatic Wallpapers. OnePlus users can expect the change to be rolled out to their OnePlus 6 / 6T series, 7 / 7T series, 8 / 8T series and Nord series devices with the next update.