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Fortnite coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X with 120 FPS

Published: 19:19, 15 December 2020
Epic Games
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Fortnite is launching its PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions next week, which prompted Epic to explain what you'll need to run the game at 120 FPS.

Epic added 120 FPS support to Battle Royale and Creative modes in the v15.10 update, so PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S owners are technically locked and loaded. 

"To play Battle Royale/Creative at 120 FPS on these new platforms, enter the Fortnite Video settings and toggle on “120 FPS Mode.” In order to achieve a consistent 120 FPS, max resolution on Xbox Series X and PS5 is lowered from 4K to 1440p in this mode. Shadow settings, postprocessing, and streaming distances are slightly reduced, but volumetric clouds, physical rim lighting, and high-quality shaders remain enabled", they wrote, 

Xbox Series S owners can choose to turn on 120 FPS Mode and it will run at 1080p resolution. Should you turn the mode off, Fortnite will run at 1200p in all the game modes. 

If you decide to keep it on, i.e. run Fortnite at 120 FPS and 1080p, shadow resolution and other settings will be reduced. Volumetric clouds will also be disabled, in order to maintain a stable frame rate. 

It goes without saying that you should make sure your display supports 120Hz refresh rates before enabling the 120 FPS Mode. Epic reminded that Xbox Series X/S owners should turn it on in their console's display settings.

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In addition to rolling out 120 FPS, Fortnite developer is helping rebuild old connections by launching the Reboot a Friend program . Epic will be handing out various rewards and all you need to do is find a Fortnite friend you haven't played in a while. 

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