Fornite will support ray tracing to make your battle royales gorgeous

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Fortnite will soon support real-time raytracing with RTX support.
  • RTX support helps games appear more realistic, thanks to reactive lighting and shadows.
  • Popular titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 already support RTX.

Fortnite will soon support ray tracing, joining major titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 in supporting real-time ray tracing. RTX support for Fortnite should make matches more realistic, with shadows and lighting reacting to movement and the environment. NVIDIA announced RTX support for Fortnite alongside its new RTX 3000 Series GPUs. Fortnite will also support DLSS soon.

Ray tracing can make a massive difference when it comes to the appearance of games. Even though Fortnite isn't known for groundbreaking graphics, it should benefit significantly from RTX and DLSS support. Minecraft, which is famous for its simple, block-based graphics, looks dramatically different when RTX is enabled.

Ray tracing is maturing and becoming available on more systems. With the RTX 3000 Series coming up, PC gamers will have a wider range of options for real-time ray tracing. If you want to learn more about ray tracing and DLSS, we have a guide that explains both technologies.

To take advantage of ray tracing on Fortnite, make sure to grab a graphics card that supports it. Many of the best graphics cards these days support ray tracing, but even the most affordable card with ray tracing requires a sizeable investment.

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