Epic Games has released a new update for their massive hit Fortnite, which brings the game up to version 6.1. While the update was anticipated for bringing tournaments to the game, there’s actually another big addition that PlayStation Pro owners will be glad to see.
If your PS4 Pro is plugged into a 4K TV, then playing the game after installing the update will make the game render in 1440p rather than the previous 1080p. This is quite a nice bump in resolution, especially considering that the addition came with little fanfare. This of course still doesn’t match the resolution when playing the game on Xbox One X, which renders at 4K.
Now on to the main part of the patch: update 6.1 brings the long-awaited tournament mode to the game. The following is an overview of what to expect:
“Tournaments can be found inside of the new ‘Events’ tab available in game. This tab will host a variety of online competitions which are open to everyone. Jump in and explore!
Each tournament has a series of scheduled dates and times that the competition will be run. A carousel of all upcoming competitions and times will be available for browsing, so you can plan and practice.
Every scheduled session is a completely clean slate with all players starting on an equal footing at the beginning of play.
Compete over the course of several hours to earn points by eliminating multiple opponents or surviving against the competition.
Players are matched against opponents with similar scores during the session.
Score enough points during any scheduled event session and you’ll earn a golden pin for that tournament!”
Fortnite is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices. The game’s PS4 version is finally set to receive cross-play support, with the feature currently in beta.