What to Expect from Fortnite on PS5

The PS5 has been around for a while. You’re probably wondering what Fortnite has in store for the next-gen Sony console. The answer is quite a lot.

What to Expect from Fortnite on PS5?

The game itself will be playable on Playstation 5 from launch day with some graphics and performance improvements. There are also plans to upgrade Fortnite to a true next-gen title that takes more advantage of the PS5’s capabilities.

Here’s everything we know about Fortnite on PS5.

Graphics Enhancements

Your first look at what the Fortnite game will look like on PlayStation 5 with Unreal Engine 4. Source: PlayStation

From the outset, Fortnite takes full advantage of the PS5’s Boost mode to deliver silky smooth 120 frames per second performance at 4K resolutions.

Not being the most graphically intensive games, Fortnite is probably one of the smoothest games on PS5 right now.

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Also, the split screen runs at 60 fps, which is quite impressive.

Epic Games has also revealed that Fortnite will move to its next-gen graphics engine, Unreal Engine 5, sometime in mid-2021.

  • The PS5 is fully compatible with UE5, so expect the game to look better than ever next year. There was even a tech demo of Unreal Engine 5 running on PS5 hardware that looked absolutely stunning. It’s safe to say that Fortnite will look its best on next-generation hardware.
  • The PS5 is also capable of ray tracing, a technology that enables advanced lighting techniques that make games look great. Fortnite has been confirmed to receive this graphics enhancement on PC soon. It’s no exaggeration to expect this to be the case for the PS5 as well.
  • In addition, the next generation of Fortnite will see improvements to water reflections, subtle shadows, cooler smoke and liquid effects, as well as all-new storm and cloud effects.

PS5 Features in Fortnite

The PS5 has a pretty nice feature set that we covered in a previous article on PS4 vs PS5.

One of the most important is the dizzying loading speed of the console. Fortnite loads quite quickly on the console in Boost mode. However, with the specific updates coming next year, it’s safe to expect them to be lightning fast. No more waiting to put on your Fortnite.

Epic also briefly announced that Fortnite will be fully compatible with the PS5 activity feature. This will allow you to jump straight to the Fortnite lobbies directly from your console dashboard. This is made possible by the PS5’s incredibly fast custom SSD.

Finally, Fortnite gets full support for haptic feedback and adaptive activation capabilities from the PS5 DualSense controller. We don’t know any further details about this. Right now, ranged weapons in Fortnite have some haptic feedback on triggers, which is pretty cool. More features are likely to be revealed in the near future.

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