NVIDIA announces that the patch with RTX support to Fortnite
will come on
Thursday, adding ray tracing to Epic's battle royale/survival game.
has all the details along with the previously released
Fortnite GeForce RTX Reveal Trailer
with a look at what to expect. They also
remind us that there's a
GeForce Fortnite Bundle
with a few premium items for the game with the
purchase of certain GeForce graphics cards, though somewhat ironically, none of
these is capable of running RTX without choking. They say means "Fortnite will
become a flagship title for ray tracing." Here's word:
On September 17
the game will add support for ray traced reflections, shadows, global
illumination, and ambient occlusion significantly raising the image quality in
the game. At the same time, NVIDIA DLSS is coming to Fortnite to boost frame
rates and generate beautiful, sharp images in the game. Additionally, NVIDIA
Reflex technology for reduced latency will also be supported.
NVIDIA and Epic Games are working together to bring DXR ray tracing, NVIDIA
DLSS, and NVIDIA Reflex support to the blockbuster smash Fortnite for ‘Save the
World’, 'Creative’ and ‘Battle Royale’ modes.
NVIDIA has also worked with Fortnite content creators to develop a special new
Creative Mode map known as RTX Treasure Run that has been specifically designed
to highlight ray tracing. The map drops players at the entrance to a museum
where they are challenged to a scavenger hunt, highlighting different ray traced
effects. Along the way players can explore a hall of mirrors, a medieval castle,
a jungle, climb a giant statue and explore a shrunken science lab to uncover the
most treasures in the least amount of time. RTX Treasure Run will be available
with the launch of Fortnite with RTX.
Fortnite Battle Royale is a cultural phenomenon with more than 350 million
players. By adding ray traced effects to the game, Fortnite will become a
flagship title for ray tracing. Ray tracing and DLSS coming to yet another
blockbuster demonstrates the momentum each technology has and the confidence
that developers have in them.