Epic Games‘ battle royale cash cow is going to run better on the PlayStation 5 and the two Xbox Series consoles.
Tim Sweeney‘s company announced on its website how Fortnite will improve from day one on the new consoles. On the Xbox Series X, it will run on 4K resolution and 60 frames per second frame rate, the world will be more dynamic and interactive (for example, the grass and the trees will respond to explosions), and the smoke and liquid effects will look better. The storm and cloud effects will also see some improvement. The Xbox Series S will offer 1080p and 60 FPS (once again, the trend seems to continue: it’s not 1440p once again); the loading times will be reduced, the textures will show up faster, and both Xbox Series consoles will offer 60 FPS split-screen gameplay.
On PlayStation 5, we’ll get 4K, 60 FPS, a dynamic, interactive world, as well as haptic feedback via the DualSense controller („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.”), plus we can also select our favourite mode from the console’s home screen, as Fortnite supports the PS5‘s Activities. We can quickly hop into a lobby for Solo, Duos, or Squads. The loading times will also be fast, and the split-screen’s frame rate is also supporting 60 FPS.
A few more tidbits from Epic Games’ announcement: „Pick Up Your Progress – No matter what platforms you played Fortnite on previously (or plan to continue playing alongside your new consoles), cross-play remains available, and your progression and cosmetics carry over to the new platforms. On Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, if you’ve transferred your Xbox profile from Xbox One, just download the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release of the game and get back into the action. On PlayStation 5, just download Fortnite from the PlayStation Store and log in with your Epic or PlayStation Network account.
Throwback Bonus – In the spirit of remembering the past while looking to the future, we’re offering all Fortnite players—on all supported platforms—the free Throwback Axe Pickaxe. Starting November 4, this classic default Pickaxe from Fortnite Chapter 1 will be available through January 15, 2021, for everyone both in-game and through the PlayStation Store.
More to Come – Like all of you, we’re excited to spend more time with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5. As we spend even more time with these consoles, we look forward to exploring new ways to maximize the potential of both,” Epic wrote.
The improvements will be available from November 10 on Xbox Series and November 12/19 on PlayStation 5, depending on your region.
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