Fortnite is officially migrating to Unreal Engine 5

As part of the launch of Fortnite Chapter 3, Epic Games announced that Fortnite development has moved to the latest version of its graphics technology, Unreal Engine 5.

After a gorgeous Unreal Engine 5 tech demo last year, Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said Fortnite will move to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021, and the new version “does absolutely impossible.” Means “.” today. “

Earlier this year, Unreal Engine 5 was officially released in Early Access, allowing game developers to test new tools and features for next-generation engines. More Unreal Engine 5 tech demos and projects are already starting to grow.

Major studios like The Coalition on the Gears of War team have begun developing new engines and showcased a stunning Unreal Engine 5 tech demo. Get a glimpse into the future of the Gears series on the Xbox Series X. And last week, the Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 experience was officially announced after it was leaked on the PSN.

However, Fortnite goes one step further than these other projects, migrating all development to Unreal Engine 5 and pushing the engine beyond tech demos. When fully released, Unreal Engine 5 will support current and next-generation consoles, PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android.

Fortnite Chapter 2 ended earlier this week and was soon replaced by Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1. It comes with a map of another island, new gameplay, and a new Battle Pass featuring Spider-Man. The reaction to the change is already positive, and many fans especially admire how good Spider-Man’s web sling is at Fortnite.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant..

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