With the release of the expected next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony in the next week, Epic Games today provided a complete overview of the new performance enhancements that PS5 and Xbox Series X / S Fortnite players can expect.
In a blog post on the publisher’s website, Epic Games analyzes enhancements to all three consoles.
4K resolution at 60 FPS (PS5, Xbox Series X)
Experience Fortnite on your PlayStation like never before on your PlayStation 5, with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60FPS. Series S runs 1080p resolution at 60 FPS.
Dynamic Visuals and Physics (PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S)
Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with explosive-responsive grass and trees, enhanced smoke and liquid simulations (cooler smoke and liquid effects), and brand new storm and cloud effects.
Dual Sense Controller Immersion (PS5)
Tactile feedback makes you feel like you have a suppressed SMG or bolt-action sniper rifle. In addition to general vibration support, we have integrated tactile trigger feedback for ranged weapons into the new DualSense controller.
Select your favorite mode from the PS5 home screen (PS5)
Fortnite supports PS5 activities, starting with the ability to choose solo, duo, or squad to enter the battle royale lobby directly. When you get to the lobby, choose to queue for the mode of your choice!
Participate in the game early (PS5, Xbox Series X)
Not only has the loading performance been significantly upgraded to improve texture loading, but you can now join the match faster from the launch of the game.
Enhanced split screen (PS5, Xbox Series X)
Split screen now supports 60FPS on PS5 and Xbox One X / S.
All three consoles benefit from cross-play and cross-progression. That is, the saved files and cosmetics will be carried over to the new platform.
Finally, as a bit of hospitality from Epic to celebrate the launch of the new console, all players will be able to play with the original pickaxe from Chapter 1, which is available from November 4th to January 15th.
In related news, Fortnite’s latest patch adds a combat shotgun, a new rally royale LTM, and the Marvel Knockout Super Series, adding a super-powerful spin to the battle royale progression.