Fortnite update kicks off Sideways Showdown Week, reduces latency on PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Epic Games has released a new update for Fortnite that contains a new themed week, a Bars vote, and an improvement for input latency on current-gen consoles.

To start with, Sideways Showdown Week is now live until May 24th. The Sideways Rifle and Sideways Minigun have returned to the game and can now be upgraded using an Upgrade Bench, instead of with Cube Monster Parts. There will also be some Sideways Showdown Week Quests to complete that reward XP.

Additionally, players can use their Bars to vote between bringing back either Shield Bubbles or Balloons following their trial period. The first to be 100 percent funded will return to the loot pool immediately.

Today’s update also improves input latency on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S when running at 60 FPS and makes it easier for PlayStation 5 players to activate 120 FPS in Fortnite. Follow the new steps below to enable 120 FPS without needing to go into the console settings:

  1. In Fortnite, open the Settings menu from the Sidebar menu.
  2. Click on Video.
  3. Toggle 120 FPS Mode to ON.
  4. Click Apply.

Fortnite is available now on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile.

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