Information from famed Fortnite leaker @HYPEX, was recently release suggesting the popular Battle Royale game may be moving to Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 for Chapter 2, Season 8.
Fortnite currently utilizes Unreal Engine 4, so it makes sense that Epic would want to move their most popular game onto their latest technology platform.
Fortnite and Unreal Engine 5
The fifth iteration of the Unreal Engine boasts some impressive features, including the ability to render more realistic scenes than ever.
Fortnite players need not worry, though, as Fortnite is not about to ditch their cartoony visuals any time soon.
While Unreal Engine 5's Nanite feature allows super photorealistic rendering, Fortnite will benefit from the latest engine's fidelity, loading times, and overall polish.
Of course this means the system specs for Fortnite will most likely chance, possibly meaning players on lower end PC's may need an upgrade.
As far as the Switch version of Fortnite is concerned, it is doubtful it will make the leap considering the hardware's capabilities.
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8
Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 8 will arrive in September 2021, so players will know soon if the Unreal Engine 5 becomes the new backbone of the game.
While the theme of Season 8 is currently unknown, it seems Epic has finally locked down the rights to Naruto and is currently working him into the upcoming Battle Pass.