(*4*)Fortnite Chapter 4 is finally here, and in addition to an all-new map, some intense visual updates have arrived. Now powered by Unreal Engine 5.1, Fortnite showed off some drastic but lovely new visuals to highlight the best use of the new update.
(*4*)The latest release sheds light on what Unreal Engine 5.1 is capable of while making Epic Games' most popular title even more easy on the eyes. The update is compatible with PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Sorry Nintendo Switch owners, the hybrid handheld can't keep up this time.
(*4*)While much of the original charm of Fortnite carries over to Chapter 4, there are several new elements to highlight, thanks to Unreal Engine 5.1, such as the way buildings are rendered in real time and each brick is modeled , wall trim and plank. introducing highly detailed architectural geometry with Nanite meshes instead of statistical meshes, emphasizing the detail of each landscape with a new rendering technology by easily rendering pixel quality and high polygon counts.
(Image credit: Epic Games)(*4*)The same can be said for natural landscapes, which are also rendered from thousands of polygons, which together with the newly introduced Lumen reflections create a new level of detail for viewers. players. Lumen reflections also provide real-time global illumination at 60 FPS, allowing players to experience everything from bounced lighting indoors to ray-traced reflections on the surface of the water.
(*4*)Virtual Shadow Maps also debuted as part of the new visual update and reflect Fortnite's highly detailed shadowing. Along with every object represented by thousands of polygons, every little detail can cast a shadow, including the shadow itself. Character self-shading is now incredibly accurate, and every little detail of cosmetic items like accessories will show through the self-shading, making it much harder to hide but much easier to spot your character. opponent.
(*4*)But in addition to making Fortnite look better, Unreal Engine 5.1 also improved game performance and encouraged fast, lag-free competition, as reported by Epic Games. So not only does it look good, but the new motor also allows you to feel the part. Temporal Super Resolution is an upgrade to Fortnite's previous Temporal Anti-Aliasing and allows next-gen gamers to experience all of the high-quality visuals on offer today without sacrificing gameplay.