Epic Games Lays Out Upgrades For Fortnite On Next-Gen Machines


Posted on November 3, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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As you might already envision in your head, the success of Fortnite and the continued support for the game will be continuing forward onto the next-generation of consoles. Developer Epic Games previously back in May disclosed that the popular battle royale will be receiving a new version for the coming Xbox & PlayStation systems scheduled to release later this holiday.

The firm later went on to feature The Last Laugh Bundle which is the first piece of evidence suggesting the game will be primed for release the same time as the new consoles ship in November. Now, with the aforementioned Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 set to arrive later this month, Epic Games lays out some new details on what users can find uniquely for the game.

For starters, the game is primed to ship as soon as you set up your console. Not only that, but players can also find that their progression from the current systems will be ready to continue forward on the newer hardware.

Once you’ve taken in that sweet smell of unboxing a brand-new Xbox or PlayStation (or both, if you’re super lucky), a next-gen version of Fortnite will be ready and waiting for you to download. The Fortnite builds on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 aren’t simply tweaked last-gen builds but new native ones to harness the power of the new consoles!

If you’re already a Fortnite player, you’ll easily be able to continue your progress, and if you’re new to Fortnite, it’ll be a great time to jump in. Whether you’re a veteran player or looking to play for the first time, you’ll be able to download the game on your new console Day 1 and enjoy a truly “next-gen” Fortnite experience.

For Xbox Series X|S and the PlayStation 5, the enhancements are just about split even: resolution output for 4K is supported alongside a guaranteed 60 frames per second performance, dynamic visual upgrades with more items on screen with better textures, more time playing as loading is minimized greatly, and split-screen is also bumped up with 60 FPS support also implemented.

As for unique offers, Xbox Series S is told to offer all the mentioned characteristics with the exception of running at 1080p with 60 frames per second. Additionally, PlayStation 5 owners can find DualSense support primed at launch alongside the new Activities feature also being back by Epic Games for Fortnite.

Hopefully, Fortnite will also face a makeover similar to what happened on PC. Recently, Epic Games shared to drastically reduce the file size of the game by roughly 60 GB – now sitting at 27 GB for keyboard & mouse users. You can read the full report by heading here.

Which console are you playing Fortnite on?

Fortnite ships for Xbox Series X|S on November 10, 2020; PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020 and November 19, 2020; out now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

Source: Epic Games

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