Chapter 4 of Fortnite is already among us, which marks a new stage for the Epic Games battle royale. On this occasion, it has been decided to take a further leap in the graphic section and this time we are talking about Unreal Engine 5.1.
The most striking thing is that it has been possible to include tools such as Nanite or Lumen, as well as the use of virtual shadow maps and temporal super-resolution. Of course, only the effects they produce are available on PS5, Xbox Series, PC and if we play through the cloud.
So with Nanite can render buildings detailed to the millimeter thanks to geometric architecture and the same applies to nature, counting each tree with 300,000 polygons. In the case of Lumen, it is possible to apply ray tracing on shiny materials and on surfaces such as water.
All this at pure 60FPS and with global illumination in real time that is reflected in all kinds of materials. Regarding the shadows, each brick, leaf and detail that we see will have its own shadow, no matter how big or small the object is. Finally, temporal super resolution lets everything move like a charm without sacrificing frames.
The community doesn’t believe it.
This is all very well, but it is the Fortnite players themselves who still do not believe the graphic jump that has hit the title. There are many images, but what better than those obtained by users so that we can see how good the work looks.
This is what Fortnite looks like with Unreal 5.1 on Xbox Series X after today’s update.
The amount of detail is insane. pic.twitter.com/me7PW8Qslt
— SKYHAMMER 🇪🇸 #xbox #playstation #ps5 #switch (@Skyhammer_games) December 4, 2022
Fortnite have gone CRAZY with the graphics in the new chapter, it’s amazing pic.twitter.com/iWin5ug1QV
— Miguelillo (@MiguelilIo_RL) December 4, 2022
Fortnite using Lumen na Unreal Engine 5.1, running no XSS pic.twitter.com/UCYosMt8r8
— 🇧🇷Diego L❎BO❎ # (@DiegoLT85) December 4, 2022
Who was going to tell us that we would need a 4090 to be able to see Fortnite well and still look at the FPS. Crazy how the graphics have improved pic.twitter.com/ycWojX1eWn
— Magik (@magik_gerard) December 4, 2022
What do you think of the new chapter? #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/saHk1H7bYt
— JorgeMost (@Jorge_Most_) December 4, 2022