Fortnite comes to Xbox Series X|S at launch with visual improvements and faster load times

Fortnite is getting an Xbox Series X|S upgrade when the two consoles launch on November 10th, and Epic Games has now detailed what we can expect from the next-gen version of the battle royale game.


Epic Games says that on Xbox Series X, Fortnite will support 4K/60fps. Players will experience a “more dynamic and interactive world” complete with grass and trees that respond to explosions, and thanks to “enhanced fluid simulations,” smoke and liquid effects will look better along with all-new Storm and cloud effects. On the Xbox Series S, the resolution is limited to 1080p, but Fortnite can be played at 60fps. Epic Games says the Series S will “support most of the visual enhancements available on the Series X.” Split Screen mode on both consoles will support 60fps.

Loading performance has also been upgraded across both consoles thanks to next-gen SSDs, which not only improves texture loading but will also have players dropping into matches faster.

If you’re already a dedicated Fortnite player, you’ll be able to pick up your progress on Xbox Series X|S from where you left off. Progression and cosmetics will carry over to new platforms, and you’ll still be able to play with friends thanks to crossplay. Epic says if you’ve transferred your Xbox profile from Xbox One, all you need to do is download the Xbox Series X|S version of the game to jump back into the world of Fortnite.

As a bonus, Epic Games is offering all Fornite player a free Throwback Axe Pickaxe. From November 4th, this Pickaxe skin will be available to download up until January 15th, 2021.

Fortnite launches for Xbox Series X|S on November 10th.

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