As much as Fortnite has remained in the collective imagination as a colorful, cartoon game and for a specific niche of the population, the truth is that its mother company, Epic, is presenting a series of tools that can change everything. Using Fortnite as a showcase, its developer has introduced Unreal Editor for Fortnite.
It is a map and world editor that, using Unreal tools, allows you to design and generate maps, game modes, and incredible worlds in a relatively simple way and available to anyone who wants to have an interest in how it is used.
It is not a map editor to use, but a set of tools that using Unreal allows you to generate games completely new using Fortnite as a base and as a site for users to enjoy them.
Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) is only available on PC and works in conjunction with the Fortnite Creative tools. However, while the app is exclusive to Windows, creators can develop and test real-time islands on consoles as well, so you won’t be limited to just that version of the game.
Unreal Editor for Fortnite can change the game forever
Epic says that this is a first version and it will improve a lot over time. According to the company, UEFN will evolve until incorporating most of the tools available in Unreal Engineso it opens the door to a lot of functionality, including the creation of photorealistic worlds.
Currently, UEFN is available in public beta, and already allows you to generate a wide variety of games and experiences, ranging from team game modes with cartoon aesthetics to ultra-realistic simulations, which you can play directly in the version of Fortnite without installing anything else. . This is everything included in the preview version:
- Design custom content with tools of modeling and material creation.
- Matter meshes, textures, animations and audio.
- Use Niagara to create visual effects.
- animate with the control rigs and sequencer.
- Design game mechanics with see each other.
- Build landscapes to create environments.
- Create broader experiences with world partition.
- Use Fab (alpha) to discover and import resources.
- use the live edit to collaborate in real time with other people.
- integrated collaboration with Unreal Revision Control.
The difference between the Fortnite editor and the Unreal editor, until they both catch up, is that UEFN is designed only for creating experiences for Fortnite and publishing them within Fortnite, which also means it’s somewhat more limited to parameters. from the epic game.
Be that as it may, it is a turning point in the platform that can greatly change the dynamics of the industry. In a similar way to what Roblox is doing, but with the potential and a company behind it like Epic and its Unreal Engine 5.