More news is coming in all the time about how certain cross-gen games will be supported on the new Xbox consoles and now we know more about Fortnite on Xbox Series X and S.
Epic have announced Fortnite will run at 4K at 60 FPS on Xbox Series X while Xbox Series S will “only” manage 1080 at 60 FPS.
Why The Difference?
You’ll have to ask Epic, but the reality is that the S is just not as powerful as the X.
They will be making a whole host of graphical improvements for the game on next-gen to create a “more dynamic and interactive world with 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”, so that’s likely part of the reason why the S won’t be able to make the step up.
That said, Epic are looking into the new consoles and how to make the most of them, so the S may get 4K support post-launch after all.
What Else Was Announced?
Epic also announced that you will be able to log into matches faster than ever before with improved texture loading, which may be a relief for those tired of all the pop-in on console. Lost track of the amount of times I’ve driven into a suddenly appearing car during a match.
On top of that, split-screen will also get a performance boost on both consoles with it now supporting 60 FPS.
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