On Tuesday, there was an announcement from Nvidia that Epic Games will bring real time ray tracing to the PC version of Fortnite. It is part of the Ampere graphics card live stream of the company where we wish that Nvidia shows the RTX 3090 graphics card later. So, Fortnite now will be faster, more beautiful and even more responsive on PC with the addition of Nvidia technologies.
In the Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4, Ray traced visual effects, Nvidia DLSS, Nvidia Reflex and a custom RTX map will be added because of this partnership of Epic Games and Nvidia. The ray-traced effects which are immersive powered by GeForce RTX’s RT Cores will be able to improve the fidelity and detail of Fortnite’s stylized world dramatically. With the existence of Nvidia DLSS, performance will be greatly accelerated because of the help of Tensor Cores which are found on GeForce RTX 20 and 30 Series GPUs. As explained above, there is also Nvidia Reflex and it is able to reduce the time it takes for your action such as the movements of your character, increasing responsiveness and to be displayed on your monitor.
Marcus Wassmer, Engineering Director says that The GeForce RTX 30 series is a testament to the dedication of Nvidia to ray tracing and artificial intelligence. In addition, he also says that innovative use of AI with DLSS, second generation ray tracing and a large raw performance boost will make the GrForce RTX 30 series a real impressive powerhouse for graphics technology in gaming.
The ray-traced effects of Fortnite PC will include the things that we explained in the following. First, there is a Ray-Traced Reflections. It will add realistic, beautiful, super accurate reflections to bodies of water and other reflective surfaces in Fortnite. So, you will be able to see game detail, enemies, characters, weapon effects and more perfectly reflected throughout the world. The lighting experience is also improved with it because light source and other illumination will be reflected accurately onto surfaces and also objects so that it makes the gameplay look and feel more dynamic.
Second, there is Ray-Traced Shadows. The dynamic shadows of Fortnite get a significant upgrade and it permits them to be able to stretch across the scene with accurate softening when the distance from the shadow source increases.
Third, there is Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion. When the objects in the game meet, light is occluded then it will create subtle shadows. By the existence of ray tracing, we are able to make AO shadowing more accurate and it can improve the fidelity of Fortnite.
Ray-Traced Global Illumination is another effect that you will enjoy in Fortnite. The maps and worlds in Fortnite are composed of dynamically built and destroyed objects and it prevents pre-baked light interaction. Because of this, sky lights provide the real time environmental lighting. The effect of ray traced global illumination will add additional bounced light which otherwise impossible to simulate in Fortnite.
So, when can we enjoy these awesome effects? They will launch in September as part of a new game update and if you have installed, these enhanced visuals, stunning scenes and new sights will be experienced well by you.