Sony Details New ‘Fortnite’ Features For PlayStation 5

The new generation of consoles come out this month and Fortnite will be getting a big upgrade on the PlayStation 5.

The upcoming Fortnite PS5 version will be a little different than some players might expect — it won’t be an upgraded PS4 build of the game. Rather, Epic Games has created a custom version of the game that allows it to “take full advantage of the new hardware’s power,” reads a new blog post from Sony.

In terms of graphics, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will run at 4K resolution and 60 FPS. The differences, however, come down to some unique features of the PS5. The PS5 Activities feature will let players easily jump into queue for battle, but some of the more interesting improvements are a result of the DualSense controller’s features.

Trigger pull feedback will give players the same “authentic resistance” that they would feel using a real gun. For weapons like the bow and the minigun, the DualSense will use its “sustained feedback” feature to allow players to feel the resistance of a bow’s drawstring or the minigun’s trigger.

The most important update might be in the performance category, as, “PS5’s ultra-high speed SSD has let us dramatically upgrade loading performance, improving texture loading and letting you get into matches much faster.”

Fortnite releases for PS5 on November 12, 2020 in the US and Canada and November 19, 2020 in the UK and EU.