What to Expect from Fortnite on PS5

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The PS5 has been out in the wild for over some time now. You’re likely wondering what’s in store for Fortnite on the next-gen Sony console. The answer is quite a bit.

What to Expect from Fortnite on PS5?

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The game itself has been playable on the Playstation 5 since its launch day with a few graphical and performance improvements. There are also plans to upgrade Fortnite into a truly next-generation title that will take more advantage of the PS5’s capabilities.

Here’s everything we know about Fortnite on PS5.

Graphics Enhancements

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

Right out the gate, Fortnite takes full advantage of the PS5’s Boost Mode to deliver a silky smooth 120 frames per second performance at 4K resolutions.

Since it’s not the most graphically intensive game, Fortnite is probably one of the smoothest running games on PS5 at the moment.

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What’s more, is that split-screen runs at 60 fps which is quite impressive.

Epic Games have also revealed that Fortnite will be moving to its next-generation graphics engine, Unreal Engine 5, sometime in 2021/early 2022.

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  • The PS5 fully supports UE5 so that means you can expect the game to look better than ever next year. There was even a tech demonstration 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-gen hardware.
  • The PS5 is also capable of Ray tracing, a technology that enables advanced lighting techniques that makes games look brilliant. Fortnite is confirmed to be receiving this graphics enhancement on PC soon. It’s not a stretch to expect this to be the case for PS5 as well.
  • On top of all of this, Fortnite on next-gen will show improvements to water reflections, subtle shadows, cooler smoke and liquid effects as well as all-new storm and cloud effects.

PS5 Features in Fortnite

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The PS5 has a pretty snazzy set of features which we’ve covered in a previous article on PS4 vs PS5.

One of the most important ones is the console’s breakneck loading speeds.

Fortnite already loads quite quickly on the console in Boost Mode. With targeted upgrades arriving next year, however, it’s safe to expect that these will be turned up to lightning-fast. No more waiting to get your Fortnite on.

Epic has also briefly announced that Fortnite will be fully supporting the PS5’s Activities feature. This will allow you to jump directly into Fortnite’s lobbies right from your console’s dashboard. This is possible thanks to the PS5’s incredibly fast custom SSD drive.

Finally, Fortnite will be receiving the full support of the PS5’s DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive trigger capabilities. We don’t know more details on this. At the moment, ranged weapons in Fortnite have some haptic feedback on the triggers which is pretty cool. More features will likely be revealed in the near future.