Fortnite with RTX is beautiful!
NVIDIA and Epic Games is bringing amazing visuals including, NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex Technology to the 350 million Fortnite players around the globe. Fortnite which blew the competition away and set a new height for battler royales is now stepping again by adding real-time ray tracing, AI-powered NVIDIA DLSS and more exciting and groundbreaking technologies, making the game more beautiful and even more responsive than ever been before. Check out the reveal trailer below.
The game and news were shown to fans as part of a GeForce special event where NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the new GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs.
“Epic Games is turning Fortnite, which is already a pop culture sensation, into a showcase for how competitive gaming will improve with technology,” said Matt Wuebbling, vice president of Global GeForce Marketing at NVIDIA. “Fortnite players are about to experience the stunning visuals of next-level ray tracing, AI-accelerated frame rates powered by NVIDIA DLSS, and our new low-latency esports technology suite, NVIDIA Reflex.”
A Creative mode map, called RTX Treasure Run, is being specifically designed to highlight ray tracing so players can test out the beautiful upgrade. However, players will experience the upgrade in any mode they play of course.
“The GeForce RTX 30 Series is a testament to NVIDIA’s dedication to ray tracing and artificial intelligence,” said Marcus Wassmer, engineering director of Graphics at Epic Games. “Second-generation ray tracing, innovative use of AI with DLSS, and a large raw performance boost make the GeForce RTX 30 Series a truly impressive powerhouse for graphics technology in gaming.”
Fortnite will add four ray-traced features, for a more immersive gaming experience. These include:
- Ray-traced reflections – Recreates the way light reflects on glossy and metal surfaces, including smooth natural mirrors like window glass and rougher surfaces like brushed metal.
- Ray-traced shadows – Accurately models shadowing on many surfaces while enhancing surface and contact detail, and fixes problems associated with traditional shadow techniques.
- Ray-traced global illumination – Calculates world lighting with massively increased precision, illuminating Fortnite’s environments, players and characters with unprecedented detail, fidelity and clarity.
- Ray-traced ambient occlusion – Where objects or surfaces meet, light is occluded, creating subtle shadows that can highlight the slightest of surface details.
The new features are coming soon to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 for PC players.
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