Fortnite Says It’s More Than Ready For Next-Gen Consoles

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Ready for the next-gen consoles.
Ready for the next-gen consoles. Epic Games

Fortnite announced that it’s more than ready for the arrival of both next-gen consoles next week. Once the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S drops, Fortnite is going to be available to download immediately. Fortnite on next-gen consoles is not just going to be a tweaked last-gen build, as there are new native Fortnite builds that should make the most of what the new consoles have to offer.

In a post, the Fortnite team said this version is a good way for new players to join the game while allowing those who’ve been playing to continue their progress. The team went on to say that it doesn’t matter if “you’re a veteran player or looking to play for the first time, you’ll be able to download the game on your new console Day 1 and enjoy a truly “next-gen” Fortnite experience.”

Xbox Series X/S

Xbox is set to release two new consoles on November 10. Day 1 improvements to Fortnite include:

  • Dynamic Visuals and Physics on Series X
    • Get to experience a world that is more interactive and dynamic. Not only do grass and trees respond to explosions, but the fluid simulations for smoke and liquid have been improved. Then there are the new Storm and cloud effects.
  • Get into Matches Faster
    • The loading performance has been upgraded significantly. This improves texture loading and helps players get into a match from game start-up faster.
  • Enhanced Split Screen
    • The Split Screen mode for Xbox Series X/S now supports 60 FPS.

In addition to the improvements mentioned, players should also be happy to know about these general stats:

  • Series X
    • 4K Resolution at 60 FPS
  • Series S
    • 1080p Resolution at 60 FPS

PlayStation 5

Fortnite is set to launch on the PlayStation 5 on November 12 or November 19, depending on the territory. Day 1 improvements for the PS5 include:

  • 4K Resolution at 60 FPS
    • Get to experience the game like never before.
  • Dynamic Visuals and Physics
    • Fortnite has made the world more dynamic and interactive. Get to experience trees and grass respond to explosions and see better fluid simulations when it comes to liquid and smoke. There’s also going to be new cloud and storm effects.
  • Dualsense Controller Immersion
    • The haptic feedback lets you feel as if you’re really holding a weapon. In addition to the general vibration support, Fortnite also integrated haptic trigger feedback for ranged weapons.
  • Select your Favorite Mode from the PS5 Home Screen
    • Fortnite supports PS5 Activties. This includes being able to go immediately into the Battle Royale Lobby through either Solo, Duos, or Squads selected. Once in the Lobby, choose to queue up for the selected mode.
  • Get into Matches Faster
    • Loading performance has been improved, helping players get in to the match from start-up faster.
  • Enhanced Split Screen
    • Split Screen on the PS5 now support 60 FPS.

Throwback Bonus

In the spirit of remembering the past while looking to the future, Epic Games is offering the free Throwback Axe Pickaxe for all players. This item is going to be available in-game and through the PlayStation Store from November 4 through January 15.

A bonus for everyone.
A bonus for everyone. Epic Games
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