Although the Summer Game Fest got off to a rocky start with Inside Xbox and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla disappointing, yesterday’s Unreal Engine 5 tech demo was amazing as it showed breathtaking footage of actual PS5 gameplay. And, with Epic Games being responsible for both the graphical engine and Fortnite, a lot of gamers are wondering when the popular Battle Royale title will use Unreal Engine 5 following the launch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Fortnite is one of the most popular games of all time and its fans will be thrilled to hear that it’s going to be a launch title for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X much to the chagrin of its haters who nonsensically tweet everyday that it’s dead.

However, while the Battle Royale experience should be playable on the next-gen consoles as soon as they launch during the Holidays, it will not use Unreal Engine 5 straight away.

When will Fortnite update to Unreal Engine 5?

Fortnite is scheduled to update to and use Unreal Engine 5 on Xbox Series X and PS5 in mid-2021.

This update window suggests that Fortnite will be using Unreal Engine 5 on both next-gen platforms as early as June of next year.

Some fans are fearing (or are excited about) the prospect of the game being new on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but Epic Games have provided answers that should qualm any fears.

In a blog post uploaded on May 13th, Epic Games have stated that Fortnite with Unreal Engine 5 will not be a new game.

The plan is for gamers to be able to carry over their account and items through cross-generation support, and there are also plans to maintain crossplay between all generation of platforms.

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