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Fortnite Free Next-Gen Upgrade Details Revealed

Epic Games reveal next-gen upgrade features and improvements for Fortnite PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

In anticipation of next-gen console launch next week, Epic Games will be releasing an upgraded version of Fortnite: Battle Royale for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S hardware for everyone to install and start playing from day one.

Other than adding enhanced visual upgrades for major console platforms, Epic Games plans to celebrate upcoming release in a giveaway. Plus, there are range of features including account progression, cross-platform play and more.

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Fortnite Free Next-Gen Upgrade Details Revealed


Instead of simply tweaking last-gen version, Epic Games has worked on a native build to take full advantage of new consoles. All exiting Fortnite players can jump on board and carry over in-game progress to next-generation version.

Fortnite receives visual enhancements to smoothly run on 4K resolution at 60 FPS for both PS5 and Series X. Though similar upgrades will not be available for Xbox Series S, you can still enjoy playing on 1080P and 60 FPS at all times.


Your surrounding environment becomes more interactive and fluidity of simulation effects is enhanced for a dynamic experience. Not only texture loading has been improved but players will be getting to matches faster than ever.

PS5 and Xbox family of consoles are confirmed to support split-screen gameplay at a constant 60 FPS. DualSense controller makes you feel using ranged weapons like Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle or Suppressed SMG through haptic feedback.

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Throwback Pickaxe Giveaway


Depending on your region of residence, you can get your hands on PlayStation 5 console on November 12 or November 19, 2020. Xbox Series X/S is expected to arrive earlier on November 10 throughout all retail markets worldwide.

Epic Games is also giving away Fortnite Chapter 1 item Throwback Axe Pickaxe to players across all supported platforms for free on item shop or PlayStation Store from November 4, which you can get by logging in before January 15, 2021.

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