Fortnite Will Get Nvidia Ray tracing This Week | IGN

Epic Games and Nvidia have revealed that an upcoming Fortnite patch will add ray tracing to the game on PC.

It was recently announced during a Nvidia GeForce event that Fornite would be getting the RTX treatment and players won’t have to wait much longer as ray tracing will be added to the game on Sept. 17. This Sept. 17 patch will make Fortnite the first ever Battle Royale-style game to feature ray tracing.

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“On September 17, the game will add support for ray traced reflections, shadows, global illuminations, and ambient occlusion significantly raising the image quality in the game,” a press release about the patch reads. “At the same time, Nvidia DLSS is coming to Fortnite to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images in the game. Additionally, Nvidia Reflex technology for reduced latency will also be supported.”

Nvidia says it has worked with Fortnite content creators to develop a new Creative Mode map known as the RTX Treasure Run that has been designed specifically to showcase the game’s new ray tracing capabilities. The map drops players at the entrance to a museum where they are challenged to a scavenger hunt that highlights different ray traced effects.

“Along the way, players can explore a hall of mirrors, a medieval castle, a jungle, climb a giant statue, and explore a shrunken science lab to uncover the most treasures in the least amount of time,” the press release reads. “RTX Treasure Run will be available with the launch of Fortnite with RTX.”

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For more Fortnite, be sure to check out ray tracing in the game in action and then watch this Iron Man Stark Industries update trailer for the game. For another look at what ray tracing can do for a game, check out what Minecraft looks like with Nvidia RTX.

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Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes

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