One thing to stay up for: The following era of (console) gaming is simply across the nook now. The Xbox Collection X is scheduled for launch on November 10, and its key competitor, the PlayStation 5, is ready to launch a few days later on November 12. Forward of these vital dates, Epic has taken to its Fortnite weblog to explain among the modifications console players can anticipate to see for the favored battle royale title’s next-gen launch.
The very first thing you need to anticipate is a constant gameplay expertise: your progress on current-gen platforms will carry over to next-gen consoles seamlessly. Which means your in-game foreign money, skins, rankings, and different stats ought to all be preserved on console launch day.
You can obtain Fortnite on your Xbox Collection X/S or PlayStation 5 and choose up proper the place you left off. However most gamers already anticipated that, so let’s get into among the precise enhancements you may anticipate on next-gen variations of Fortnite.
For starters, Fortnite will run at 4K and 60 FPS on each the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X. The Xbox Collection X will not be fairly highly effective sufficient to hit the identical quantity, but it surely’ll nonetheless supply 60 FPS gameplay, albeit on the decrease decision of 1080p.
PS5 and XSX Fortnite followers will additionally be capable of take pleasure in a extra “dynamic and interactive world,” courtesy of improved environmental reactivity to issues like explosions — Epic did not give us any visual examples of this, however we assume leaves will sway and bushes will crumble extra believably. On prime of that, fluid and smoke simulations have additionally been enhanced, and there are totally new “Storm and cloud effects.”
Maybe most significantly, all next-gen consoles will profit from considerably sooner load instances. Which means much less abrupt texture pop-in, sooner boot, and fewer ready round to your subsequent recreation to begin.
One other next-gen characteristic shared by all of the consoles is “enhanced split screen” capabilities: now, if you happen to queue up with a buddy from the consolation of your sofa, you will each be taking part in at 60 FPS, even with the sport basically working two copies of itself on-screen.
Now, we’ll transfer on to some options which might be unique to the PlayStation 5. First, Epic plans to take full benefit of the haptic suggestions tech in Sony’s new DualSense controller. Along with “general vibration support,” this additionally means “haptic trigger feedback” for ranged weapons.
Second, the PS5 will allow you to choose your favourite Fortnite recreation mode straight from the console’s dwelling display. Whether or not you like queueing up as a Solo participant, with a pal in Duos, or with a number of allies in Squads, you may hop proper into the corresponding foyer with no need besides to the principle menu first.
Epic might very properly launch extra next-gen options for Fortnite over time — resembling ray tracing — however for now, that is what gamers can anticipate on November 10 and 12.