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Sony outlines new Fortnite features for the PS5

Sony has released a new blog post, outlining some of the biggest changes when jumping from PS4 to PS5.

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The next generation of consoles is right around the corner, and both Microsoft and Sony are using Fortnite as a means of promoting their new hardware. Such a grouping makes sense, as it’s an easy way to compare the last generation to the next one.

Fortnite is still going to be an incredibly popular game, and players will immediately feel the difference between their last console and their new one when they jump into their first match.

Sony released a blog on November 6, detailing some of the changes that will be evident in their version of Fortnite. Epic Games already covered some of these updates in a bullet-point form on the new consoles, but Sony went into much greater detail with their recent release.

One of the bigger announcements revolved around the new DualSense PS5 controller. According to the blog post, Sony are “supporting adaptive trigger feedback for ranged weapons.” The new controller will use “trigger pull feedback,” giving players the feeling of “supporting adaptive trigger feedback for ranged weapons.”

Sony also went into more detail about the graphics and performance improvements when jumping from PS4 to PS5. The console will be capable of outputting 4k video at 60 FPS as well as produce enhanced visual effects like grass, clouds, smoke, etc.

The most important update might be in the performance category, as, “PS5’s ultra-high speed SSD has let us dramatically upgrade loading performance, improving texture loading and letting you get into matches much faster.”

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The blog concludes by offering players the Throwback Pickaxe for free – which is already available on all platforms and isn’t a PlayStation exclusive.

Most of these changes will be mirrored by the Xbox Series X. Both new consoles boast Fortnite at 1080P or 4K at 60 FPS, which is far from ground-breaking. Most low to mid-range PCs can get 144 FPS with low settings, which is a distinct advantage when playing someone who is only getting 60 frames.

Only time will tell as to which console handles Fortnite better – PlayStation or Xbox. Console players are still stuck at 60 FPS, but are getting performance and graphical improvements, at least.

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How to win a free PS5 & Fortnite skin in the Generations Cup

Epic Games and Sony have teamed up to offer players two free skins and a chance to win a new PS5 through the upcoming Generations Cup.

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Epic Games and Sony have teamed up to offer an exclusive tournament to PS4 and PS5 players: the Generations Cup.

PlayStation Fortnite players will soon be able to compete in an exclusive tournament for a chance to win a new console and a free Fortnite skin pack.

The Fortnite Generations Cup will take place on December 18. This Solo tournament awards each region’s winner a new PlayStation 5 console. Placing in the top percentile will also grant you an exclusive Indigo Kuno skin and Back Bling.

The point format of the tournament is as follows:

  • Victory Royale: 10 Points
  • 2nd – 5th: 7 Points
  • 6th – 15th: 5 Points
  • 16th – 25th: 3 Points
  • 25th – 50th: 1 Point
  • Each Elimination: 1 Point

Again, only the winners will get a new PS5, so you’ll need to come in first place if you want to get a new console.

The good news is that there’s a huge opportunity to win a free skin. Placing in the top 2,400 in Europe – a relatively low bar to clear – will give you the Indigo Kuno skin pack.

Here are the placement thresholds for each region:

Europe

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 2,400th:  “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

NA East

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 1,500th: “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

NA West

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 600th: “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

Brazil

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 600th: “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

Asia

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 300th:  “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

Oceania

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 300th: “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

Middle East

  • 1st: PlayStation® 5 console
  • 1st – 300th: “Indigo Kuno” In-game Cosmetic Outfit and Back Bling

PlayStation players can also grab the free Cloud Striker skin bundle from the shop, now – no strings attached.

Hopefully, PlayStation players aren’t the only ones that will receive an exclusive tournament with a chance to win a new console. We’ll let you know if they offer the same opportunity to the Xbox community.

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How to unlock the Armored Kratos style in Fortnite

Kratos from God of War has made it to Fortnite. Find out how to unlock the Armored Kratos style for free in Season 5.

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Kratos has landed on the Fortnite island, but his single style isn’t his only form. Here’s how to unlock his Armored outfit.

After a full season worth of crossovers, Epic slowed things down with Fortnite Season 5. The new season was released with only one crossover character in the roster: The Mandalorian.

It only took a couple of days for Epic to add to their Season 5 crossover roster. On December 3, Kratos from God of War came to the Item Shop. This preceeds the rumored addition of Master Chief from the Halo franchise.

Although God of War is a Playstation exclusive video game, players on all platforms could grab Kratos and his skin pack. You know that Sony had to do something for their console owners, however.

PlayStation players who play a single game with the Kratos skin will unlock the Armored Kratos style for their skin – it’s as simple as that.

Unfortunately, Android, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch players will need to stick to the standard Kratos outfit – unless you have a PS5 lying around.

If you don’t have a PlayStation on-hand, the only option you have is to ask a trustworthy friend to log onto your account and play a game for you. Giving out your account information is risky and usually a bad idea, so proceed with caution.

Hopefully for Xbox players, Microsoft will have the same deal with Epic Games when Master Chief comes to the Item Shop. He’s one of the most iconic characters in all of gaming and will probably be a popular pick on all platforms.

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