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Fortnite 21.10 Updates First Patch Notes: Server Downtime, Naruto, Super Styles, More

If you play Fortnite on PC, it’s vital that you make sure you have the best settings possible to increase your FPS. Otherwise, you could find yourself at a serious disadvantage. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to getting the best Fortnite settings for PC.

If you’re playing a shooting game like Fortnite, the last thing you want is FPS issues. Imagine you’re in a firefight, about to take out an opponent, only for your game to start stuttering and send you back to the loading screen.

With that in mind, having the best possible PC setup is vital. It’s not just about having high FPS or frames per second, it’s about making sure your game is stable so that random stuttering doesn’t ruin your matches.

While you may think you need to spend thousands of dollars on a high-spec gaming PC, you can boost its performance with the right settings. So take a look at our best settings, tips and tricks to see if you can improve your Fortnite FPS.


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Fortnite system requirements

Thanks to epic gameswe know which PC will run Fortnite.

The minimum requirements are low, but you probably won’t get great visuals or be able to hit high FPS. Still, it should work well enough for you to enjoy the game.

If you intend to run the game at maximum settings, you will need a robust gaming rig complete with a good graphics card.

Minimum system requirements

  • Graphics card: Intel HD 4000 on PC or Intel Iris Pro 5200 or equivalent AMD GPU on Mac
  • Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3GHz
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • operating system: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

Recommended system requirements

  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 960, AMD R9 28.0 or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • video memory: 2GB VRAM
  • Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5GHz
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • operating system: Windows 10 64-bit

Epic Quality Preset Specs

  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 1080 or equivalent GPU
  • video memory: 4 GB of VRAM or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB of RAM or higher
  • operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
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How to update graphics drivers

To get the optimal performance from your system and to ensure that Fortnite runs at its best, you need to make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.

Here’s how to update graphics drivers on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

How to update the NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce Experience app will take care of this for you.

  1. Download the GeForce experience via NVIDIA.com
  2. Open GeForce Experience
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the top right corner
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to update AMD graphics driver

If you have an AMD GPU, you can use Radeon Settings to update your drivers.

  1. Right click on your desktop
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Click the Start icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ at the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for updates’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to use NVIDIA DLSS

What is NVIDIA DLSS?

NIVIDA DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) is a smart technology that allows gamers with an NVIDIA RTX Series graphics card to run Fortnite at high resolution while maintaining a solid frame rate.

DLSS sets your game to a lower resolution, giving a higher frame rate, but uses technology to give the appearance of high resolution. It perfectly combines visuals and performance.

How to activate NVIDIA DLSS in Fortnite

You can find the DLSS settings in the advanced graphics section of the Video tab, right at the bottom.

From here you can configure DLSS as Performance, Balanced, either Quality. You’d only need Performance if you’re gaming at 4K; otherwise Balanced or Quality would adapt to 1440p resolution.

The best Fortnite graphics settings for low-end hardware

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On a low end system you want to shoot at 60 FPS. This will give you smooth and stable performance, but you can improve it by changing certain settings.

We’ve chosen the settings that will have the biggest impact on Fortnite’s performance and provided you with the optimal options for selecting a high FPS.

Display

  • Window mode: Full screen
  • Resolution: for example, 1920 x 1080 (must match your monitor’s native screen resolution)
  • Frame rate limit: Unlimited

Graphics quality

  • 3D resolution: 100%
  • see distance: Epic
  • Darkness: Off
  • Smoothing: Off
  • Textures: Bass
  • Effects: Bass
  • Post-processing: Bass

The only setting you want to have on High or Epic is View Distance. Seeing players, builds, and loot in the distance is vital and worth losing a few frames.

If your PC is having trouble with the View Distance set to Epic, experiment with lowering it.

advanced graphics

  • Vertical Sync: Off
  • Motion blur: Off
  • Representation mode: DIRECTX11
  • Low latency Nvidia Reflex: Power + Boost
  • Ray tracing: Off

Ray tracing can be found at the bottom of the Settings tab, but you want everything turned off. It will make your game look great, but it will absolutely ruin your performance.


The best Fortnite graphics settings for high-end hardware

High-end systems can take advantage of a combination of impressive graphics and high FPS. We have the best configuration to take advantage of your high-end gaming platform.

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Display

  • Window mode: Full screen
  • Resolution: eg 2560 x 1440 (must match your monitor’s native screen resolution)
  • Frame rate limit: It shouldn’t be much higher than your monitor’s refresh rate, as this can cause screen tearing.

Graphics quality

  • 3D Resolution: 100%
  • see distance: Epic
  • Darkness: Off
  • Smoothing: Medium
  • Textures: Medium
  • Effects: Bass
  • Post-processing: Medium

The only setting you want to have on Epic is View Distance. Seeing players, builds, and loot in the distance is vital and worth losing a few frames. We recommend medium settings for high-end hardware, but feel free to experiment if your system can handle it.

advanced graphics

  • Vertical Sync: Off
  • Motion blur: Off
  • Representation mode: DIRECTX11
  • Low latency Nvidia Reflex: Power + Boost
  • Ray tracing: Off

Ray tracing can be found at the bottom of the Settings tab, but is not required. Even if your rig can handle it, it’s not worth sacrificing frames in multiplayer games like Fortnite.


Recommended Fortnite FPS is a tough question to answer and is really based on your existing monitor and its refresh rate. Refresh rate is how many frames your monitor can display per second and is measured in Hertz or Hz.

If you have a monitor that has a 60Hz refresh rate, there is no point in running your game at 120 FPS as you are wasting your PC’s performance on frames that your monitor cannot display.

If you know your refresh rate, we recommend going above that number by 10 FPS, which should give you optimal performance without wasting too much processing power.

How to use Fortnite performance mode

Fortnite Performance Mode

If you’re gaming on an outdated PC or want to squeeze every last frame out of your system, perhaps Performance Mode is for you.

This offers “significant performance gains” by reducing the visual quality of the game. This will lighten the load on your GPU and CPU, causing Fortnite to run at much higher frames. Fortnite won’t look as pretty, but it will see a massive increase in FPS.

To set Fortnite to performance mode:

  1. Open configuration in Fortnite
  2. Scroll down to ‘Rendering Mode’
  3. Select yield (alpha)
  4. restart fortnite

Try these tweaks in Fortnite Battle Royale for PC and you will see a noticeable improvement in game performance.


Now that you’ve optimized your PC setup, check out our other guides to setting up the best Fortnite key bindings and mouse settings, or our tips for getting the most out of your controller.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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