Epic Games has shared some new details about the PlayStation 5 version of Fortnite. It will be available when the console is released later this week.
Perhaps the most unique element of Fortnite on the PS5 is how the game uses the DualSense controller on the next-generation console. In a PlayStation Blog post, Epic states that it uses the controller’s adaptive trigger feedback to make the various weapons of the game feel more realistic.
“Fortnite supports two types of remote trigger feedback: trigger pull feedback and sustained feedback. Weapons that fire once per trigger pull (pistols, SMGs, snipers, assault trifles, etc.) use trigger pull feedback. That is, when you push down on the DualSense trigger, you will feel the real resistance to pulling the trigger, “Epic said.
For weapons that require you to hold down the trigger button before firing, there is “persistent feedback”. Epic explains this as follows: “Even when the Dual Sense trigger is fully depressed, you can still feel the real resistance, reminiscent of the sensation of pulling back the bow or continuing to fire the Minigun.”
In addition to the DualSense controls, Fortnite on the PS5 upgrades graphics and improves frame rates. Here’s an overview of the benefits of Fortnite on PS5, written by Epic:
- Using the console’s custom RDNA2 GPU, we created the next generation version of Fortnite output in 4K and up to 60 FPS in all PS5 game modes.
- With Zen 2 CPU + extended memory, you can bring more life to Fortnite Island with dynamic visuals and physics. Grass and trees react to explosions, enhancing the visual effects of smoke and liquids, and creating new effects for clouds and storms.
- Working with the PS5’s ultra-fast SSDs has dramatically improved loading performance, improved texture loading, and allowed you to join the match faster.
- Split screens can be played with higher performance of up to 60 FPS. This is due to working with improved CPU, GPU, and memory.
As previously announced, Epic is offering a free item (Throwback Ax Pickaxe) to everyone to celebrate Fortnite’s launch on the PS5. This is the game’s first ax and will be available in the Item Shop until January 15, 2021.
Fortnite is also available on the Xbox Series X and S, with significant improvements in these consoles, including 4K / 60FPS support and new storm and cloud effects.
For more information on the next-generation update of Fortnite’s impressive sound, check out GameSpot’s overview of all of Fortnite’s new features on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Fortnite will be free to play when the PS5 and Xbox Series X systems are released this week. For more information, see GameSpot’s review of next-generation consoles.