Epic Games has just confirmed that Fortnite will be ready on day 1 for both PS5 and Xbox Series X. Now you might be asking what about the FPS and Graphics? According to Epic, Fortnite will run at 4K 60 FPS on both consoles. For Xbox Series S, which is the low tier Series X, it’ll run on 1080p at 60 FPS. Epic also notes that despite Series S being a mid-range console, it’ll still inherit most of the visual enhancements that are available on Xbox Series X. This is good news, plus now we are sure, Microsoft wasn’t lying, when they said Xbox Series S is also a proper next-gen console.
Apart from the resolution and FPS, there are few other benefits that Fortnite will avail from next-gen consoles. Firstly, the game will have more enhanced dynamic visuals and physics. To explain it a bit more, Epic writes “Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.” Further, loading times have significantly improved, and now you will load into games much faster. Next-gen owners will have the privilege to make use of split-screen, while PS5 users will have a pleasanter experience, thanks to Dualsense controller immersion. Epic also notes, PS5 has direct support for Fortnite. As a result, users will be able to join the game directly from the PS5 home screen.
One thing that had me bugged was that there is no mention of the settings at which Fortnite will run. 4K at 60 FPS is pretty great, but it would have been more impressive if they listed the settings at which it’ll run. Nonetheless, Epic welcomes everybody to next-gen console, and enjoy free Throwback Axe Pickaxe from November 10 to January 15, 2021.