Fortnite continues to innovate and expand its grip on the battle royale market. Now, on September 17 Fortnite is going to receive another significant change.
Today, Nvidia announced the release date for added RTX improvements to Fortnite, including Ray-Tracing, Nvidia DLSS, and Nvidia Reflex. This is a huge step forward for showcasing the next generation of gaming.
The Nvidia Blog Post goes into more detail about how this will enhance Fortnite for players with an RTX 20 or 30 series card.
“Immersive ray-traced effects, powered by GeForce RTX’s RT Cores, dramatically improve the fidelity and detail of Fortnite’s stylized world. With NVIDIA DLSS, performance is greatly accelerated thanks to Tensor Cores, found exclusively on GeForce RTX 20 and 30 Series GPUs. And NVIDIA Reflex reduces the time it takes for your actions, like your character’s movements, to be displayed on your monitor, increasing responsiveness.”
A new Nvidia Game Ready Driver will be available on September 17 for players to download. These new enhancements will be playable throughout all of Fortnite’s current and future game modes.
If you’re not exactly sure just how Ray-Tracing will affect Fortnite, Nvidia has prepared an RTX trailer to show exactly what Fortnite will look like.
There will also be a new map in Creative Mode titled “ RTX Treasure Run” which will allow players to see all of these further improvements showcased at once. The map will be available on September 17 as well.
The post also dives into how Fortnite’s shadows will now realistically stretch across objects and the environment. These shadows will also change with the time of day, so be sure to keep an eye on them!
If you’re still not entirely sure about how this will differ from previous iterations of Fortnite, Nvidia has prepared an interactive side by side comparison that can be seen here.
Last but certainly not least Nvidia Reflex will decrease latency and improve responsiveness. For example, Fornite running on a 1080p 60Hz monitor has roughly 50 milliseconds of latency, but with Nvidia Reflex it’s reduced to only 35ms. This is great for anyone who plays competitively and requires precise timing and responsiveness.
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This is a giant leap for Fortnite and could be an excellent reason for many PC players to upgrade to one of the newer Nvidia cards.