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Fortnite’s Next-Gen Update Ready For Day One; Epic Details New Features


Fortnite’s Next-Gen Update Ready For Day One; Epic Details New Features

With just a week to go until Microsoft and Sony’s anticipated next-generation consoles release, Epic Games has today provided a full overview of exactly what new performance enhancements PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Fortnite players can expect.

In a blog post over the publisher’s website, Epic Games breaks down enhancements across all three consoles:

4K Resolution At 60 FPS (PS5, Xbox Series X)

Experience Fortnite on PlayStation like never before on PlayStation 5 with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60 FPS. The Series S will run a 1080p resolution at 60 FPS.

Dynamic Visuals and Physics (PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S)

Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.

Dualsense Controller Immersion (PS5)

Haptic feedback makes it feel like you’re holding the Suppressed SMG or Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. In addition to general vibration support, we’ve integrated haptic trigger feedback for ranged weapons on the new DualSense controller.

Select Your Favorite Mode From the PS5 Home Screen (PS5)

Fortnite supports PS5’s Activities, starting with the ability to go straight into the Battle Royale Lobby with either Solo, Duos, or Squads selected. Once in the Lobby, choose to queue up for your selected mode!

Get Into Matches Faster (PS5, Xbox Series X)

Loading performance has been significantly upgraded, not only improving texture loading but also helping you get into a match from game start-up much faster.

Enhanced Split Screen (PS5, Xbox Series X)

On PS5 and Xbox One X/S, Split Screen now supports 60 FPS.

All three consoles also benefit from crossplay and cross-progression, which means your save files and cosmetics carry over to the new platforms.

Finally, as a little treat from Epic to celebrate the new console’s launch, all players can play with the original pick-ax from Chapter 1, available from Nov. 4 to Jan. 15.

In related news, Fornite’s latest patch added the Combat Shotgun, a new Rally Royale LTM, and a Marvel Knockout Super Series to put a super-powered spin on the Battle Royale proceedings.

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