Fortnite gamers with top-of-the-line NVIDIA graphics cards should enjoy some visual upgrades starting today. Enter a new, enhanced world of Fortnite!
Fortnite will soon be getting a graphics update today - at least for some players. The GPU developer NVIDIA will be releasing a whole range of new graphical upgrades, mainly focused on real-time ray tracing.
What is Ray Tracing in RTX?
Real-time ray tracing is one of the main features of the RTX card series from NVIDIA as well as the upcoming graphics cards from AMD. New features include ray tracing reflections with shiny glass surfaces. They show in real-time what is behind you, ray tracing shadows for more realistic darkness and detailed shadows, and a number of other lighting and reflection upgrades.
Fortnite RTX Demo Map
To demonstrate the power of ray tracing and DLSS, NVIDIA has partnered with leading Fortnite developers to create the RTX Treasure Run, which can be accessed via Creative Mode. On this map, players are dropped off at the entrance of a museum where they are challenged to a scavenger hunt that demonstrates the various ray-tracing effects. Along the way, players can explore a hall of mirrors, a medieval castle, a jungle, climb a giant statue, and explore a sunken research lab to uncover hidden treasures.
To take advantage of all new NVIDIA updates from Fortnite, players will need a graphics card that is compatible with real-time ray tracing. This includes NVIDIA's RTX line, from the GeForce 2060 to the GeForce 2080 Ti, and will continue with the recently announced GeForce 3070, 3080, and 3090. Some of NVIDIA's older GTX cards can also perform software ray tracing, but NVIDIA suggests staying with RTX cards. AMD will be releasing its own line of new graphics cards with real-time ray tracing capability in the near future.
Ali-A Introduces the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 in Fortnite
World champion Bugha already showed off the new graphics card. After him, Ali-A shot a video. The cooperation with NVIDIA is extremely successful because players logically want to get their hands on the graphics card as soon as possible.
Ali-A showed how the new graphics card has enabled a whole range of new settings. But see for yourself!
The whole game feels different, a visual enhancement that matches the popularity of the game. This new graphics card will definitely change the gaming world as we know it.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Price and Specifications
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is available for €699. Not exactly a bargain, but definitely worth its price.
For professional gamers, streamers, and content creators, this new piece of hardware is a massive upgrade. With a setup that includes a 360 GHz monitor and 64 GB of RAM, this new graphics card will make Fortnite look like a whole new game.
NVIDIA promises that this card will bring next-generation brilliance to gaming. NVIDIA 3080 and 2080 are equally priced, although the 3080 offers twice the capacity of its predecessor.
At Fortnite, NVIDIA has also partnered with Epic to integrate the NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency SDK. This enables the game engine to efficiently route rendering work to the GPU by reducing latency and improving gameplay responsiveness.