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Epic Games tease future Fortnite features with new graphics tech

Published: 18/Nov/2019 20:12

by Eli Becht

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Starting with v11.20 of Fortnite, DirectX 12 support will be available on PC, a move Epic Games says is necessary for graphical upgrades coming down the road.

For a game that is ever-evolving like Fortnite, it’s no surprise to see the hardware requirements change throughout its life.

With DirectX 12 support slowly becoming the norm for PC titles, players will now be able to add Fortnite to that list as the next update will finally allow support for it.

Epic Games explained this decision in a blog post on November 18, saying that to add the features that have in store for the future, the upgrade to DX12 is necessary.

“In the future, we plan on adding features to Fortnite that are made possible by DX12,”

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Fortnite is starting to require stronger hardware.

DirectX12 is currently recommended for players who have decent hardware, as it’ll take advantage of newer graphical features for every game that might not be available on lower-end devices.

Many games will have an option to switch between DX11 and DX12, and it sounds like Fortnite will have a similar option. Players will have to opt-in, and Epic says anyone who does so will provide valuable information and help iron out some bugs.

Epic says players with high-end rigs will be able to experience better performance at the cost of potentially running into bugs, so there are pros and cons of opting in.

The exciting part of the whole post is the fact that Fortnite has more features on the way that will need stronger PCs to implement. Players were already forced to upgrade their GPUs once, and they may have to once again.

Near the end of every season, Epic likes to have a significant event that sums up the season. As we’ve seen lately, the events are becoming more and more intense, and it sounds like the developers have something even bigger up their sleeves.

We’ll have to wait and see what the team has in store for the end of the first season of Chapter 2.

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New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce

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The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.