Introducing Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season 1, live today – PlayStation.Blog

Chapter 4 of Fortnite’s Battle Royale is here. Go ahead and discover the new ways to explore the island – propel yourself with the Shockwave Hammer, ride inside a snowball, ride a mountain bike and drive over obstacles in the way. Embark on your own unique path across the island while enhancing gameplay with new Reality Augments. Enter a brand new island with the Doom Slayer and Geralt of Rivia by purchasing and progressing with the Chapter 4 Battle Pass.

The New Island… make it your domain

Chapter 3’s finale brought together a brand new island! Explore places like the Brutal Bastion in the mountains, the Citadel ruled by “The Ageless”, the Shattered Slabs mining facility and more!

Not your usual horse..

Grab your trusty tricycle. The Trail Thrasher is a formidable travel companion due to its speed and agility. Grab the Trail Thrasher, land a sick trick (or two), and redefine mountain combat in Chapter 4.

Become powerful with reality augmentations

You will be given a random choice of two Reality Augments at different intervals during the match. The longer you survive in the fight, the more Reality Augments you will collect. Reality Augments can do things like let you drive without using fuel, give you different weapons, give you Glider repositioning for the rest of the match, and more.

Obstacles to victory

Sprinting at an obstacle will now cause you to jump over or onto them. Use this maneuver to surprise your opponents and gain the high ground. Get creative with a combination of sprinting, mantling and hurdling to outscore your opponents.

Pick up new weapons

There’s a whole new arsenal of weapons spread across the island. Launch yourself with the Shockwave Hammer, shoot ballistic blades with the Ex-Caliber Rifle, and bring the thunder with the Thunder Shotgun. Also be sure to check out the Maven Auto Shotgun, Tactical Pistol, Red-Eye Assault Rifle, and Twin Mag SMG.

Claim your territory

Stay around a point of interest (POI) capture point to capture it. POIs you’ve claimed will display your team’s banners, making sure your competitors know who controls the territory. Capturing a POI will reward your team with loot, and in a POI under your squad’s control, chests and opponents will be marked. Be careful, others may try to claim the sight first.

Nature can be your greatest ally

Be aware of your surroundings, but in a good way – you never know what perks are nearby. Grab some Slap Berries for effective health and short-term unlimited energy regeneration, build a snowball and roll into it, and use Kinetic Ore to cast physics spells on your opponents.

Chapter 4 Season 1 Battle Pass

This season’s Battle Pass summons a new cast of combatants. With this season’s Battle Pass purchase, you’ll instantly unlock the Selene outfit, and by progressing in the Battle Pass, you’ll unlock outfits like The Ageless Ruler and Doom Slayer in your Nightmares. Later in the season you will be able to unlock the monster hunter for hire, Geralt of Rivia himself.

See Fortnite in its entirety Unreal Engine 5

With the release of the new chapter, Fortnite Battle Royale now uses Unreal Engine 5’s newest, most innovative features, via Unreal Engine 5.1.

Unreal Engine 5 ushers in a generational leap in visual fidelity, bringing an unprecedented level of detail to fully immersive worlds, including Battle Royale Island. Next-generation Unreal Engine 5 features such as Nanite, Lumen, Virtual Shadow Maps and Temporal Super Resolution are now available in Fortnite Battle Royale on PlayStation 5.

Nanite, Lumen, Virtual Shadow Maps and Temporal Super Resolution


Nanite provides highly detailed architectural geometry. Specifically, buildings are rendered from millions of polygons in real-time, and every brick, stone, wooden plank, and wall decor is modeled.

Natural landscapes are also very detailed. Individual trees have around 300,000 polygons, and every rock, flower and blade of grass is modelled.


Lumen reflections provide high-quality ray-traced reflections on glossy materials and water.

Lumen provides real-time global illumination at 60 FPS. You’ll see beautiful interior rooms with bouncing lighting, plus characters that react to the lighting in their surroundings. (For example, red carpets can bounce red light onto your outfit.) Also, outfits that have emissive (aka glowing) properties will scatter light onto nearby objects and surfaces.

Virtual shadow maps

Virtual Shadow Maps allow for highly detailed shading. Every brick, leaf and modeled detail will cast a shadow, and self-shading of characters is extremely accurate. This means that things like hats and other small details on characters will also cast shadows.

Temporal Super Resolution (TSR)

Temporal Super Resolution is a replacement for Temporal Anti-Aliasing in Fortnite, allowing for high-quality images at high frame rates.

Experience Fortnite Battle Royale in a new way as you go on the new island.

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