Fortnite will get technical, including DirectX 12 help on this week’s replace

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This week’s Fortnite replace is very similar to every other. A couple of bug fixes right here, some rebalances there, clear the blood off the grass for an additional evening’s mass-murder. But considered one of patch 11.20’s least noticeable updates might, actually, be its most essential. Epic Games have added DirectX 12 help to their large battle royale, laying the groundwork for future graphical and technical prospers whereas offering a pleasant little efficiency increase for gamers with the ability to help it.

Oh, hey, they usually introduced again patch notes whereas they’re at it.

This week’s 11.20 replace to Fortnite contains an opt-in improve to DirectX 12, a more moderen model of Microsoft’s practically-ubiquitous 3D graphics API. Fortnite presently requires a DX11-compatible GPU, although you’ll want one thing rather more current to reap the benefits of the brand new function.

Right now, Epic claim that high-end PC gamers who opt-in to DX12 ought to “experience a higher and steadier frame rate” in Fortnite, because the extra up-to-date tech “delivers better CPU performance and allows for the distribution of rendering jobs across multiple cores.”

Eventually, Epic hope to make use of DX12 so as to add unspecified new options to the game. For now, although, it’s been left as an non-obligatory additional to see how gamers reply to the brand new tech.

Beyond the technical replace, there’s the same old crate of updates on this week’s patch. After disappearing for some time, the Bandage Bazooka is again within the game – not that I’ll ever choose it up anyway. A full changelist might be discovered over on the 11.20 patch notes.

You’d additionally higher get used to Fortnite: Chapter 2 – Season 1 (Season 11?), as a result of it’s sticking round for a short time longer. Epic introduced that the present season has been extended through early February to make room for winter occasions, together with a “live experience that you won’t want to miss”.

Planning one other Weezer concert are we, Fortnite?


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