Fortnite is one of the cleanest looking games on PS5 as it is, but with Epic Games at the helm, you can always bank on further improvements. Alongside the release of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, the developer has taken the opportunity to integrate some of the next-gen features unlocked by Unreal Engine 5, so you can expect the reformed Fortnite Island to look better than ever.
Among the improvements is the addition of Nanite, which increases the overall architectural geometry. “Specifically, buildings are rendered from millions of polygons in real time, and each brick, stone, wood plank, and wall trim is modelled,” the firm said. This is accompanied by Lumen, providing ray-traced reflections and real-time global illumination at 60 frames-per-second.
This new lighting is further enhanced with improved shadow quality, while Temporal Super Resolution promises “high-quality visuals at a high framerate”. Remember, all of these improvements are only available on PS5, so you won’t see them in the PS4 Pro or PS4 versions of the game. Nevertheless, it’s all looking stunning in our opinion.