And It Will Remain Free to Play
You heard that right. Epic Games is on the path to proving how epic they are, and they’re doing so by juicing up the performance of Fortnite on consoles. According to they’re latest state-of-the-game address, the developer is applying a flurry of new fixes to their free-to-play Battle Royale Mode, providing more rewards and enhancing performance.
Epic’s goal, by the end of the month, is to have Fortnite running at 60 frames per second on Xbox One, Xbox One X, PS4, and PS4 Pro. The move is part of their ongoing effort to optimize the game and all its facets. Currently, the developer is working toward more balanced matchmaking, shorter load times, and, simply, better visuals whether they come in the form of better graphics or better gear.
“Later this month we plan to add an optional 60 FPS mode for Battle Royale on consoles (PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X),” the Fortnite team wrote. “This 60 FPS mode is tuned for each console to maximize frame rate while minimizing loss of visual quality.”
However, the graphical optimization is only part of a bigger picture. As always, the developer will continue to add new content and features. These include connections to social networking sites as well as new weapon prototypes. As Epic Games takes weapons out of the Battle Royale pool, new ones shall take their place. And thanks to community feedback, the devs are now aware of what quality of life fixes to apply:
- Improved building controls on console
- Team Communication outside of voice chat
- Ability to re-queue from the death screen
- Ability to preemptively hold down the search button while approaching a searchable object
- Display of how much ammo is loaded into a gun on the weapon widget
- Larger map w/ zoom
To read up on everything else new coming to Fortnite Battle Royale, you can read the game’s new’s post here. Until new updates come our way,