Chapter 4 of Fortnite’s Battle Royale is here. Go forth and uncover the new ways to explore the Island — propel yourself with the Shockwave Hammer, ride inside of a snowball, commandeer a dirt bike, and hurdle over obstacles in your path. Explore the Island on your own, while adding new Reality Augments to enhance your gameplay. Buy and advance the Chapter 4 Battle Pass and you’ll be able to enter a brand new island with Geralt and Rivia.
The New Island… make it your domain
Chapter 3’s finale assembled a brand new Island! Explore places like the Brutal Bastion among the mountains, The Citadel ruled by “The Ageless,” the Shattered Slabs mining facility, and more!
This is not your average horse.
Get out your faithful dirt bike steed. Due to its speed, agility and strength, the Trail Thrasher can be a reliable companion on your travels. Take the Trail Thrasher and land a sick trick or two. Chapter 4 will be a whole new chapter of mounted combat.
Realize your potential with reality enhancements
You’ll be granted a randomized choice of two Reality Augments at different intervals during your match. The longer you survive in the match, the more Reality Augments you’ll collect. Reality Augments allow you to drive without fuel, change your weapons, and grant you Glider redeployment for the remainder of the match.
You can win by rushing to victory
Sprinting towards an obstacle will cause you to hurl over or onto it. This maneuver will surprise your opponent and give you the upper hand. To outplay your opponent, you can use a combination sprinting, mantling and hurdling.
Learn new weapons
There’s a whole new arsenal of weapons scattered across the Island. The Thunder Shotgun can bring thunder and the Shockwave Hammer to your feet. You should also check out the Maven Auto Shotgun and Tactical Pistol.
Claim your territory
Stick around a point-of-interest’s (POI’s) capture point to capture it. POI’s you’ve claimed will display your team’s Banners, making sure your competition knows who controls the territory. Capturing a POI will reward your team with loot, and in a POI under your squad’s control, Chests and opponents will be marked. Keep an eye out for others who may attempt to claim the POI.
Nature can be your greatest ally
Be aware of your surroundings, but in a good way — you never know what advantages are nearby. To increase your Effective Health and short-term unlimited Energy, grab some Slap Berries and build a snowball. Then, use Kinetic Ore for some physics magic on your opponents.
The Chapter 4 Season 1 Battle Pass
This Season’s Battle Pass summons a new cast of combatants. With this Season’s Battle Pass purchase, you’ll immediately unlock the Selene Outfit, and by progressing in the Battle Pass, you can unlock Outfits like the ruler The Ageless, and the in-your-nightmares Doom Slayer. Later on in the Season, you’ll be able to unlock monster hunter for hire, Geralt of Rivia himself.
Fortnite in its full Unreal Engine 5 glory
With the release of the new Chapter, Fortnite Battle Royale now makes use of Unreal Engine 5’s newest, most innovative features, via Unreal Engine 5.1.
Unreal Engine 5 is a breakthrough in visual fidelity. It brings an unprecedented level detail to immersive worlds including Battle Royale Island. Fortnite Battle Royale is now available on PlayStation 5 with next-gen UnrealEngine 5 features, including Nanite and Lumen, Virtual Shadow Maps and Temporal Super Resolution.
Nanite, Lumen virtual shadow maps and temporal superresolution
Nanite offers highly-detailed architectural geometry. In particular, buildings are created from millions upon millions of polygons. Each brick, stone and wood plank is also modeled.
Natural landscapes can be extremely detailed too. Each tree has around 300,000 polygons and each stone, flower and blade of grass are modeled.
Lumen reflections are high-quality ray traced reflections of rays on shiny materials and water.
Lumen offers real-time global illumination at 60 FPS. You’ll see beautiful interior spaces with bounce lighting, plus characters reacting to the lighting of their surroundings. Red rugs, for example, may reflect red light onto your Outfit. Outfits with emissive (a.k.a. The glowing (or glowing) properties of outfits will scatter light onto nearby objects and surfaces.
Virtual shadow maps
Virtual Shadow Maps enable for extremely detailed shadowing. Each brick, leaf and model detail will cast a shadow. Character self-shadowing can be extremely accurate. Shadows will also be cast by small details such as hats or other accessories on characters.
Temporal Super Resolution (TSR).
Temporal Super Resolution in Fortnite is an alternative to Temporal Anti-Aliasing. It allows for high-quality visuals with a high framerate.
Fortnite Battle Royale will be reimagined as you explore the new Island.
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