Fortnite Chapter 3 PS5 vs. Xbox Series X vs. PS4 vs. Xbox One Comparison
Fortnite Chapter 3 brings Unreal Engine 5 to all major platforms. Here is a comparison for the resolution and frame rate with UE5 in Fortnite Chapter 3.
Since the launch of Chapter 3 in Fortnite, Epic Games has made a major jump to the new engine which brings in RTX Reflections on PC as well as improves the visuals on all platforms. How well does it run on the newer generation consoles, see the comparison by ElAnalistaDeBits below to find out?
PS5 and Xbox Series X use identical resolution and performance metrics. They run the game at 4K and 60 FPS in Quality mode and 1440p at 120 FPS in Performance mode. In addition to the reduction in the resolution of the game, a lot of other post-processing effects including shadows, and draw distance are pared back.
While it might not be a big surprise, PS4 runs at 1080p at 60 FPS and Xbox One at 900p at 60 FPS. PS4 Pro jumps to 1440p at 60 FPS while Xbox One X supports 1800p at 60 FPS. Nintendo Switch is the only platform that drops the frame rate to 30 FPS and runs the game at 880p.
In terms of the difference between PC and PS5 or Xbox Series X, the reflections are a major improvement overall. RTX reflections are available for the PC version allowing full ray-traced reflections in water and other reflective surfaces. All other platforms use a form of SSR (screen space reflections) which usually leads to an incomplete picture or lower quality effects.
One of the surprises here is that the load times appear to be faster on the Xbox Series S and X, compared to the PS5. This flies in the face of the fast SSD that has been claimed to be an improvement over the Xbox Series storage solution.