Fortnite switches to Unreal Engine 5.1: here are the technical details

Fortnite switches to Unreal Engine 5.1: here are the technical details

Fortnite switches to Unreal Engine 5.1

With the arrival of Chapter 4, scheduled for today, Fortnite is updated to Unreal Engine 5.1. It may seem like a significant change, but in reality the adoption of this new version of the Epic Games engine will allow the game to enjoy a series of decidedly not insignificant technical features, which will put less modern hardware to the test and also next-generation consoles such as PS5 and Xbox Series X|S .

Chapter 4 of the Battle Royale will take advantage of various features of the Unreal Engine 5.1, including Nanite, Lumen and Virtual Shadow Maps . The use of the graphics engine will also allow the implementation of Temporal Super Resolution, which will improve the resolution and the frame rate. Also present is ray tracing, which will take advantage of Lumen for more realistic and decidedly more pleasing to the eye reflections.

As we said at the beginning of this news, the implementation of these technical features risks putting a strain on the various older hardware. Epic Games recommends the use of GeForce Now for all those who do not have adequate components and still want to enjoy all these new changes. For the consoles, however, the matter is slightly different: while being able to easily handle the various technical features, to benefit from them it will be necessary to disable the 120 frames per second. Still acceptable compromises, especially considering that the engine version is by no means light.

Chapter 4 of Fortnite will be available later today. In addition to the transition to Unreal Engine 5.1, the game will be equipped with a new Battle Pass and many other elements of this new season. As usual, all the changes made to the game are visible on the official blog, which you can find at this address. Keep following Game Division for all the news and upcoming announcements from the world of video games.

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