We have been eagerly awaiting no matter shiny new graphics Unreal Engine 5 has in retailer for the reason that first demo debuted in Could 2020. It seems, the actual Unreal Engine 5 was in entrance of us all alongside within the type of Fortnite Chapter 3.
Unreal Engine’s official Twitter account confirmed the information Tuesday.
With the arrival of Chapter 3, @FortniteGame improvement has flipped to Unreal Engine 5.We’re excited to share this journey with you and are working to make this the most effective expertise doable for all the Fortnite neighborhood.December 7, 2021
The most recent stage of the all-encompassing battle royale required a larger-than-normal replace earlier this week, which is sensible now understanding that Unreal Engine 5 is behind new mechanics like log-destruction, lightning, and truck-swirling tornadoes.
Epic confirmed off the brand new climate and surroundings results within the Chapter 3 overview trailer, however at present the one one you’ll be able to appear to seek out in-game is the log-cutting.
Admittedly, reducing these logs is fairly enjoyable, despite the fact that it appears restricted to the massive redwoods surrounding Logjam Lumberyard. Chopping a redwood tree spawns a humongous log, but in addition explodes the remainder of the tree, and the following fall is sufficient to make anybody holler “Timber!”
You too can whack the log round along with your pickaxe, leading to some fairly hilarious physics mishaps. Take pleasure in this gallery from when dueling logs labored collectively to crush a semi truck and make it explode into the sky.
I additionally managed to get a number of logs to fall right into a lake and float downriver to a very completely different lake. I am mainly a lumberjack now.
Foolish enjoyable although it might be, it is clearly not the numerous leap in lighting, environmental element, and physics that we noticed within the authentic UE5 demo, or in subsequent demo worlds constructed by builders. That is fantastic, although. Chapter 2’s introduction was undoubtedly a stylistic and graphical improve from the sport’s early levels, however Fortnite’s cartoonish type has served it nicely because it gobbles up franchises left and proper, turning something vaguely humanoid into a brand new pores and skin.
I’ve reached out to Epic to see if the Unreal Engine 5 implementation has any implications for Inventive Mode, the place gamers could make their very own maps and adventures. Final we heard in mid-2020, Creative Mode was going to get full mod support, customized asset integration, and even real-time enhancing capabilities because of UE5. Sadly, we do not know when that is being totally carried out.
Whereas we wait for more information, try all our Fortnite Chapter 3 guides.