Skyrim, Fallout 4 And Fortnite Now Support 4k Graphics On Xbox One X
Juan Carlos Ropel, November 30, 2017
The list of Xbox One X-enhanced videogames continues to grow. This time Bethesda has added two more titles to get the best out of the Xbox One X’s impressive hardware. The patches are now available for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4, two of Bethesda´s most famous and prestigious games of all time.
Fallout 4’s update provides 4k support, Dynamic Resolution, enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs, and enhanced God Ray effects. A very similar update for PlayStation Pro was launched early this year, which included the same enhanced lighting and graphic features, but with a native 1440p resolution.
The power of the new Xbox One X is enough for Bethesda to also make Skyrim Special Edition render in native 4k (PlayStation Pro, which is considerably less powerful than the Xbox One X can run native 4k graphics). The update for Skyrim Special Edition will also support Dynamic Resolution, which increases or reduces resolution in order to preserve factors such as frame rate and graphics quality.
Another company that is also leveraging the Xbox One X to provide gamers with better experience is Epic Games, which announced the availability of the 1.9.1 patch. Those who install the new update on their Xbox One X will be able to play Fortnite in native 4K resolution, pushing the game’s visual settings to levels that are comparable to what you’d see on a heavy duty gaming GPU for PC set to “Epic” quality, according to the developer.
The 1.9.1 patch of Fortnite also includes gaming improvements for the rest of the platforms where Fortnite is available, including PlayStation. Among the most important are the arrival of smoke grenades on Battle Royale mode and the introduction of two new leaderboards: Global Wins: a global leaderboard spotlighting the top 50 players for the selected match type, measured by wins. And Score: which is measured by the amount of total experience gained. In addition, this update fixes several bugs and location problems that appeared in the game.