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Fortnite coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X on new engine

Published: 13/May/2020 17:08 Updated: 13/May/2020 17:13

by Michael Gwilliam


Epic Games have announced that Fortnite will be coming to next-generation consoles at launch as the title transitions from the Unreal Engine 4 to 5 in 2021.

In a blog post on the Epic Games site, the team laid out some of there plans for the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The big question on everyone’s mind is: how will this affect account progression and items purchased. The good news is that it won’t.

Epic Games
Fortnite won’t see a graphical upgrade at launch.

“We plan to support cross-progression across console generations and platforms so that your account, progression, and items carry over,” the team said in its announcement.

Furthermore, the game will continue to support cross-play between systems, so PS5 owners will still be able to play with and against PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile players, and vice versa.

Epic Games
All your progression will carry over to next-gen consoles.

While the game will be coming to next-gen consoles, the team says they will continue to support the game on existing platforms, so even if you don’t get a PS5 or new Xbox at launch, Fortnite will remain the same for you.

What’s really interesting, however, is how the game will take advantage of the new hardware, something Epic says it’s excited to share more info on soon.

“While we can’t share specifics at the moment, more powerful hardware will allow us to improve performance and visuals,” they announced. “At launch, the version of Fortnite we release on next-gen consoles will be built with Unreal Engine 4. We will migrate Fortnite to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021.”

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Fortnite will be ready at launch for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

For those looking forward to the new batch of consoles, the fact that Fortnite will be available right off the bat is certainly good news for fans of the game looking for something familar.

Of course, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will have backward compatibility so while this news might not be too surprising, especially considering all the platforms Fortnite is already on, it’s reassuring to see that Epic is ready for the upgraded systems.


New Fortnite Season 5 release date and start time potentially leaked

Published: 24/Nov/2020 12:11

by Connor Bennett


A Fortnite leaker has seemingly revealed the start date, and time, of Chapter 2, Season 5 amid uncertainty about when it’ll be getting underway. 

Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 4 is almost at its end as players are gearing up to, finally, take on Galactus alongside some of their favorite Marvel characters. 

As with the conclusion of any season, Fortnite players immediately start looking forward to what’s coming next – and everything that Epic Games will have in store for them. Typically, the final day of the battle pass is a good indicator for when a new season might start, but that has been changed a few times in Season 4. 

Add to that the rumors about a potential black hole blackout situation again, and the Fortnite community has been left incredibly confused about Season 5’s start date. 

Galactus flying towards the screen in Fortnite
Epic Games
Galactus has been getting closer and closer to the Fortnite map all season – and a battle is on the way.

However, that confusion could be cleared up if one leaker is correct with their claims about the next season. 

ShiinaBR, who has been a reliable leaker in the past, shared some information from another leaker who seems to have the scoop. “Season 5 could(!) start on December 2 at 7 am GMT, according to @tonxim,” she tweeted on November 22. “If this is true, this means the season would start 10 hours after the event takes place!”

If correct, this would mean that Fortnite Season 5 would get underway on December 2nd at 2 am ET/11 pm PT/8 am CET. So, it could be a long day of Fortnite if you factor in attending the live event. 

Additionally, the lengthy downtime would also play into the speculation that another blackout could happen in the meantime – making Fortnite inaccessible until the new season starts. 

Nothing, as of now, has been confirmed by Epic, so it’s worth taking things with a pinch of salt, but it does seem like we’re drawing ever close to the start date of Season 5 being confirmed.