4K Fortnite Xbox One X Update Boosts Visual Settings Comparable to PC on “Epic” Quality

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Epic Games has released the Fortnite Xbox One X update which boosts the game’s visual settings comparable a PC on “Epic” quality.

The update offers 4K resolution support on Xbox One X, although the content isn’t rendered in native 4K. Instead, content is being rendered in 80% of 4K and then upscaled to 4K using a high-quality software upsampler. Fortnite’s Xbox One X HUD is being rendered in 4K however.

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“Epic” quality settings include better-quality reflections, greater draw distances, higher resolution textures and shadows, and higher quality post processes like motion blur, anti-aliasing, and depth of field. For all Xbox One X enhancements, check out the official release notes for patch V.1.9.1, which we’ve included below:

Patch Notes – Battle Royale

Gameplay

  • Per Playlist Loot
    • Duo Playlist:  Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to14.
    • Squad Playlist: Medium Ammo stack increased from 10 to 18.
    • These changes now apply to medium ammo stacks that are found outside of crates and ammo cans.
  • The original Rocket Launcher has replaced the Pumpkin Launcher.
  • Due to overwhelming popular demand, we have modified the normal Rocket Launcher to support rocket riding.
  • The “Outlive” Daily Challenge will no longer count members of your own team.

Bug Fixes

  • Players no longer take fall damage when jumping onto a Launch Pad from high elevations.
  • Fixed an issue which caused the incorrect animation to play when bouncing on consecutive Launch Pads.
  • Fixed the firing and reloading animations for the new Silenced SMG.
  • Fixed an issue  which caused players to take fall damage when getting knocked out of skydive mode (after using a Launch Pad).
  • Fixed an incorrect animation that would play when being eliminated while using a Launch Pad.

UI

  • Players will now receive a pop-up confirmation before leaving a match if they accept an invite from a teammate that left the same match.
  • Updated “Gamepad” to “Wireless Controller” and “Controller” in the menus.
  • Daily challenges no longer automatically collect when accepting an invite.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a few localization issues in the Season Shop.
  • Rich presence is now properly localized in all languages on all platforms.
  • Changing an item in your locker while servers are down will no longer soft-lock the game client.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented players from navigating the locker tab after they canceled a submenu.

World

  • Environmental bush locations have been changed across the world.
  • Bushes will no longer be in different locations on different platforms.

Performance

  • Reduced hitching by pre-loading additional assets during the loading screen instead of mid-game.

Online

  • The “Invite” button on the “Party Finder” may only be pressed once per 2 seconds to prevent accidental friend invite spam.

 

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General

Xbox

  • Fortnite now supports Xbox One X in 4K!
    • Fortnite on Xbox One X pushes the game’s visual settings comparable to what you’d see on a PC set to “Epic” quality.
    • This includes better-quality reflections (including screen space reflections being enabled); higher quality post processes like motion blur, anti-aliasing, and depth of field; great draw distances; more detailed foliage; shadow casting enabled on more lights and objects; and higher resolution textures and shadows.
    • Content is rendered at 80% of 4K and then upsampled to 4K via a high-quality software upsampler. The HUD is rendered in 4K.
  • Removed the black artifacts that appear while sprinting on Xbox One.
  • Fixed an Xbox One only issue which prevented players from logging in if they signed out and quickly signed back into their Xbox One live account in-game.

PlayStation 4

  • If a friend fails to join the party, they will no longer appear to be in party via the PS4 profile and friend’s status.

Save The World

Gameplay

  • Mutant Storms
    • The Fortnitemares event has ended and Mutant Storms have returned!
    • For every 500 unspent Halloween tickets you will receive a Halloween llama, available in the loot tab.
    • Fight the storm and earn tickets from missions up to 10 times per day.
    • New Event Quests specific to Mutant Storms have been added.
  • Vindertech Weapons
    • Pulsar – Accurate burst assault rifle.
    • Burster – Pistol that fires powerful 3-shot bursts.
    • Blazer – Rapid-fire machine pistol.
    • Disintegrator – Shotgun that fires balls of plasma.
    • Jolter – Energy sniper rifle.
    • Blaster – Powerful scoped heavy pistol.
    • Slammer – High-speed rocket hammer.
    • Sever – Light energy axe with a fast attack speed.
    • Slicer – Medium energy sword.
    • Players can loot these weapons from event quests and event llamas.
  • The amount of Storm Tickets given out by Mutant Storms will now be consistent across all hexes of the same difficulty level.
  • Updated the Zapper pistol projectile to no longer inherit the velocity of the character wielding it.
    • This weapon is now more reliable and accurate.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused some of green hexes to not award XP.

UI

  • Updated Rocket Hammer descriptions to be consistent across all rarities and tiers.
  • Improved controller navigation in the Options menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue which caused the Ninja icons to be tiny.

Stability

  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when closing the game.

Fortnite is available now for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

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