Season 7 bumps up the graphical fidelity alongside the content goodies.
Fortnite’s seventh season, titled Invasion, is live on all platforms. It brought along a new battle pass, a revamped item pool, UFOs and a plethora of cosmetics. The PC version of the game also received a massive graphical overhaul. Epic Games revealed its plan to make changes to both the current High and Epic graphic options to improve the experience of players and take things to the next level.
Change in Graphic PresetsThis update of Fortnite has brought the PC version of the game up to par with the PS5 and Xbox Series X editions —in terms of graphics at least. It brought along better-looking explosions, fire and Slurp effects. The bloom and lens flare post-processing functions and shadow quality have also been considerably improved.
Since the new High settings now are the pre-update Epic settings, your experience may change based on your PC’s specifications. With the release of v17.00, the Low and Medium settings, as well as the Performance rendering mode alpha, will stay unchanged.
Fortnite hardware requirements
The game’s recommended requirements are changing as a result of the increasing focus on improving Fortnite’s visuals. On the other hand, the minimum requirements will stay unchanged as the lower graphic presets haven’t been tweaked by Epic Games.
Fortnite Epic settings minimum specs
- Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
- 4 GB VRAM or higher
- Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
- 16 GB RAM or higher
- NVMe Solid State Drive
- Windows 10 64-bit
To recap, here are the official recommended and minimum specifications to run Fortnite on your PC. It is worth mentioning that the recommended GPU has now become Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11. Moreover, the official Recommended OS has been changed to Windows 10 64-bit, though players on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 64-bit can still run Fortnite at optimal performance.
Fortnite recommended specs
- Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
- 2 GB VRAM
- Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- Windows 10 64-bit
Fortnite minimum specs
- Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
- Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Most Fortnite players do not have to worry about upgrading their computer yet, unless they were already struggling to meet the requirements previously. The new Epic quality preset will require a fairly powerful computer, though they are still lower than other battle royale competitors’, like Call of Duty: Warzone.