Fortnite Chapter 4 has kicked off and, if you’re a Witcher fan, you’ll be glad to know that Geralt of Rivia is coming to the game.
Geralt certainly gets around. He’s turning up in Lost Ark as a non-playable NPC, and he featured in Soul Calibur VI as a playable fighter. He’s also featured in Monster Hunter: World and Daemon X Machina so battle-royale Fortnite isn’t that big a jump.
He’ll feature in the Fortnite Chapter 4 battle pass and we seriously hope he’ll have a bath emote. Actor Doug Cockle, who voices the character in The Witcher games, could feature in a trailer but won’t be hearing Geralt’s gravelly tones in the main game.
Why? Because, no matter what skin you might buy or unlock in Fortnite, they don’t come with new voice acting. That might sound disappointing but given the sheer number of skins Epic has added to the game, it would be an awful lot of work. But you will be able to do the “Get Schwiffy” dance as Geralt, so that’s okay.
Aside from Geralt, the Doom’s demon-slaughtering space marine has also joined the game. Geralt isnt available quite yet but the Doom Slayer definitely is if you want to unleash some mayhem. Sorry, no BFG. Marvel’s The Hulk is also set to put in an appearance.
Speaking of appearance, Fortnite Chapter 4 has also introduced a whole range of graphical bells and whistles. You can peruse the technical details here, but the game now makes use of developer Epic’s own Unreal Engine 5.1.
The new features include nanite, and lumen – the former of which results in more detailed buildings, while the latter handles reflections. In short, the game now looks prettier, even on “last” gen consoles. So if you’ve stepped away from Fortnite, you could be in for a treat when you come back.