The game will run at 4K and 60 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and at 1080p and 60 FPS on Xbox Series S. Split Screen now supports 60 FPS on all next-gen platforms.
On PS5 and Xbox Series X, Epic says enhanced visuals and physics will result in “grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new storm and cloud effects”.
Loading performance has been “significantly upgraded” on all next-gen platforms, improving texture loading and enabling players to get into games more quickly. The game also supports PS5’s Activities feature, letting players jump straight into the Battle Royale lobby from the console’s home screen.
The PS5 version has general DualSense vibration support and haptic trigger feedback for ranged weapons too.
Cross-play remains available on all platforms, and progression and cosmetics carry over to the next-gen versions.
Xbox Series X/S launch globally on November 10. The PlayStation 5 release date is November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with the rest of the world getting the console on November 19.
Fortnite is currently built with Unreal Engine 4 but it will be migrated to UE5 in mid-2021.