Fortnite 4K On Xbox Series X, Only 1080 On Xbox Series S

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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.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 4 is free-to-play on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Android.

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