RTX Fortnite Thursday

NVIDIA announces that the patch with RTX support to Fortnite will come on Thursday, adding ray tracing to Epic's battle royale/survival game. This post 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.