With next-gen practically in smelling distance, Epic has unveiled a host of technical enhancements coming to Fortnite as a part of a free Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 update, including the ability to hop directly into a specific mode lobby on Sony’s console.
As you’d imagine, many of Fortnite’s next-gen enhancement are shared between Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, including 4K support at 60fps and what Epic is referring to as “dynamic visuals and physics”. The latter will manifest as a “more dynamic and interactive world”, including grass and trees that react to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid, plus all-new Storm and cloud effects.
Xbox Series S, meanwhile, will run “most” of these enhancements (Epic isn’t being any more specific than that at the moment, unfortunately) at 1080p/60fps. Notably, all platforms will support 60fps during split-screen play, and will feature improved loading said to impact both texture loading and the time it takes players to get into a match.