Nvidia has confirmed that Fortnite’s ray tracing and DLSS update will be launching later this week. On September 17th, the update will launch alongside Nvidia’s RTX 3080 GPU. The update will bring:
Ray-Traced Reflections: This setting adds beautiful, realistic, super accurate reflections to bodies of water and other suitably reflective surfaces in Fortnite.
DLSS: DLSS in Fortnite will allow the game to run at higher frame rates using AI learning, which will allowed ray tracing gameplay to be played out at higher frame rates.
Ray-Traced Shadows: With ray tracing enabled, Fortnite’s dynamic shadows get a significant upgrade, enabling them to realistically stretch across the scene, with accurate softening as the distance from the shadow source increases.
Ray-Traced Ambient Occlusion: Where objects or surfaces meet, light is occluded, creating subtle shadows. I
Ray-Traced Global Illumination:Fortnite’s maps and worlds are composed of dynamically built and destroyed objects, preventing pre-baked light interaction.
A RTX Showcase map called RTX Treasure run is also being released. Nvidia has partnered with top Fortnite creators to make a map that showcases the different ray-tracing effects that are in Fortnite.