Day 1 Ready: Fortnite Arrives Next Week on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

11.2.2020
By The Fortnite Team

Next gen = next week!! Once you’ve taken in that sweet smell of unboxing a brand-new Xbox or PlayStation (or both, if you’re super lucky), a next-gen version of Fortnite will be ready and waiting for you to download. The Fortnite builds on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 aren’t simply tweaked last-gen builds but new native ones to harness the power of the new consoles!

If you’re already a Fortnite player, you’ll easily be able to continue your progress, and if you’re new to Fortnite, it’ll be a great time to jump in. Whether you’re a veteran player or looking to play for the first time, you’ll be able to download the game on your new console Day 1 and enjoy a truly “next-gen” Fortnite experience. 

Here’s a look at what you can expect from Fortnite on the new consoles!
 



Fortnite on Xbox Series X|S

November 10 marks the arrival of not one but two brand-new Xbox consoles where you can play Fortnite. On Xbox Series X|S, Day 1 improvements to Fortnite include:


4K Resolution at 60 FPS on Series X

Experience Fortnite on Xbox like never before on Xbox Series X with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60 FPS.


Dynamic Visuals and Physics on Series X

Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.


1080P Resolution at 60 FPS on Series S

Hop into any game mode and enjoy 1080P running at a smooth 60 FPS. The Xbox Series S will support most of the visual enhancements available on the Series X. 


Get into Matches Faster

Loading performance has been significantly upgraded, not only improving texture loading but also helping you get into a match from game start-up much faster. 


Enhanced Split Screen

On Xbox Series X|S, Split Screen now supports 60 FPS.
 



Fortnite on PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 will be launching November 12 or November 19 depending on your territory. On PS5, Day 1 improvements to Fortnite include: 


4K Resolution at 60 FPS

Experience Fortnite on PlayStation like never before on PlayStation 5 with stunning 4K running at a smooth 60 FPS.


Dynamic Visuals and Physics

Experience a more dynamic and interactive world with grass and trees responding to explosions, enhanced fluid simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking smoke and liquid effects), and all-new Storm and cloud effects.


DualSense Controller Immersion

Haptic feedback makes it feel like you’re holding the Suppressed SMG or Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle. In addition to general vibration support, we’ve integrated haptic trigger feedback for ranged weapons on the new DualSense controller.


Select Your Favorite Mode from the PS5 Home Screen

Fortnite supports PS5’s Activities, starting with the ability to go straight into the Battle Royale Lobby with either Solo, Duos, or Squads selected. Once in the Lobby, choose to queue up for your selected mode!


Get into Matches Faster

Loading performance has been significantly upgraded, not only improving texture loading but also helping you get into a match from game start-up much faster.


Enhanced Split Screen

On PS5, Split Screen now supports 60 FPS.
 



Pick Up Your Progress

No matter what platforms you played Fortnite on previously (or plan to continue playing alongside your new consoles), crossplay remains available, and your progression and cosmetics carry over to the new platforms. 

On Xbox Series X|S, if you’ve transferred your Xbox profile from Xbox One, just download the Xbox Series X|S release of the game and get back into the action. On PlayStation 5, just download Fortnite from the PlayStation Store and log in with your Epic or PlayStation Network account.
 



Throwback Bonus

In the spirit of remembering the past while looking to the future, we’re offering all Fortnite players — on all supported platforms — the free Throwback Axe Pickaxe. Starting November 4, this classic default Pickaxe from Fortnite Chapter 1 will be available through January 15, 2021, for everyone both in-game and through the PlayStation Store.

Fortnite Throwback Axe Pickaxe

 


More to Come!

Like all of you, we’re excited to spend more time with the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. As we spend even more time with these consoles, we look forward to exploring new ways to maximize the potential of both!