Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale is getting a big map update this week and important technical changes by level streaming implementation included all-new areas include a fresh city play area with high-rise, multi-story buildings as well as mines to bunker down in, existing areas also get a spruce up.
It allows us to increase the performance but also opens us up to opportunities to improve the map in the future, Level streaming is technology which uncaps us to be able to increase the variety and quality of the localised area you’re in at any given time. It’s great technology that is useful in Battle Royale but also in all of our Unreal Engine licensees.
According to lead systems designer Eric Williamson.
When we initially shipped the map, we were happy, but we knew there were areas we wanted to improve on, Thinks like increasing the density of the points of interest we have on the western points of the map. But one of the biggest, most requested things was adding a city.
Says Sidney Rauchberger, lead level designer for the game.
Source: Rolling Stone: ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’: The Evolution of World’s Largest Battle Royale Game