Fortnite (?) Is Now One Of The Best-Looking Games On Earth (?!)

Fortnite Unreal Engine 5.1 – Lumen – Nanite – TSR – Ray Tracing – RTX 3060 Ti – 4K Max Settings

If that still looks…like Fortnite, maybe a comparison video will help, showing how the new features—Lumen especially—transform the games visuals:

Fortnite Nanite Lumen ON vs OFF Graphics Comparison (RTX 3060 Ti)

While there will be some weirdos who think “good graphics” and “photo-realism” need to be the same thing, for normal people it’s wild seeing these kind of lighting effects turn up in a game as widely-available and accessible as Fortnite. And also the level of improvements they make! I know that’s the point, that this is Epic flexing and advertising their work on engines within their work on games, but whatever, it looks great.

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For reference, at least in terms of environments, Epic say that now “individual trees have around 300,000 polygons”, while every single “stone, flower, and blade of grass is modeled”.

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So what’s the catch? The catch is that, understandably, these features won’t be appearing on all versions of the game. Anyone with a PS5 can enjoy them, and it’s the same story for folks with an Xbox Series X|S. PC players can also make use of the new features, but they’ll need to turn them on in the game’s settings, and Epic also recommend that only those with RTX 2080 or Radeon 5700 cards (or better) should really be bothering.

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