Best PC Settings for Fortnite

Equipping the best PC setup for Fortnite while playing on your computer can significantly improve your experience. Of course, different machines can handle different levels of settings, so it’s really about finding the best settings for you.

That said, there are some generic configuration tweaks you can make to improve Fortnite performance on your machine, as well as some that are more specific for powerhouses.

We’ll show you the best PC setups for Fortnite. We will also show you the Epic Games PC requirements.

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Recommended PC requirements for Fortnite

First things first, these are the recommended PC requirements for Fortnite from Epic Games.

  • GPU: AMD R9 280, Nvidia GTX 960 or equivalent.
  • Memory: 8 GB or more.
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz or equivalent.
  • OS: Windows 10 or 11 64-bit.
  • VRAM-2 GB.

Fortnite, official image from Epic Games of two players on motorcycles that are in the air.
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Epic quality PC requirements for Fortnite

These are the epic quality PC requirements for Fortnite.

  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, Nvidia RTX 3070 or equivalent.
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or more.
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, Intel Core i7-8700 or equivalent.
  • OS: Windows 10 or 11 64-bit.
  • VRAM: 8 GB or more.

You can find more information about these settings, as well as the minimum requirements, on the Epic Games help page.

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Best PC and Graphics Settings for Fortnite

We’ve put together our recommendation for the best Fortnite settings for PC as a guide to follow when you start tweaking your settings to ensure you have the best gaming experience possible.

In a fast-paced Battle Royale, your frame rate is arguably one of the most important factors, if not the most important, that can contribute to a victory or a loss. The better your FPS, the smoother your overall experience will be.

The ideal FPS is anything above 120, although 60 is still pretty good if you have a less powerful system.

Fortnite PC Settings Page
As you can see, this was before we changed our settings.

There are plenty of settings to tweak in Fortnite, so we’ve focused on the main ones that should improve your overall framerate for now. Everything we’ve mentioned can be found under ‘General Settings’ under ‘Video’.

Option Setting
Window mode Full screen
Screen resolution 16:9 (1920 x 1080)
Frame rate limit Unlimited (or whatever setting is above your monitor’s capacity)
3D resolution 100% (if this is too much for you, 85% is also a good recognition)
See distance Epic
Rendering mode Performance Mode (or Directx 12 if your PC is powerful enough)
Textures Low
The ‘high resolution’ settings Off
Antialiasing Off
Darkness Off
Effects Off
Processing Off

If you know your device doesn’t have the power or endurance to match these settings, don’t be discouraged.

We recommend that you tweak a few settings at a time to see which ones improve your personal experience in a way that doesn’t completely destroy your device.

Performance mode in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Performance Mode is mentioned in our table above, but if you choose to use it, we think you should know a few things to further improve your experience.

What is Performance Mode in Fortnite?

Performance mode is like the middle ground of Fortnite settings, as it’s designed to ensure that those of you with less powerful machines can still have an optimized experience. It also adapts to more powerful machines without straining them too much.

Fortnite, official image from Epic Games of characters going into battle on motorcycles in Chapter Four.
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How to improve Fortnite Performance Mode

Here are some things you can do to ensure you get the most out of Performance Mode:

  • Run Fortnite from an SSD.
  • Have 6 GB of RAM.
  • Update your graphics driver to its latest version.
  • Try not to have background apps running while using Fortnite.
  • Turn off your high resolution textures in ‘General Settings’ under ‘Video’.

How to check your FPS on PC in Fortnite

When you want to check if changes to your settings have had any measurable effects, there’s a setting for that too! You can find the ‘Show FPS’ setting at the bottom of the ‘General Settings’ page under ‘Advanced Graphics’.

Fortnite, advanced graphics settings
Scroll to the bottom and it will be there.

When you turn on the ‘Show FPS’ setting, when you participate in a match you can see if your frame rate is close to your goal. Again, 120 or more is ideal, but 60 is still good if you have a less powerful system.

Fortnite, official image from Epic Games of a character sitting on a hill on a motorcycle overlooking another area of ​​the map.
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If you want to get the most out of Fortnite, you can use a 120Hz display and you can find out which one is for you on Digital Foundry’s best gaming monitors page. Enjoy immersing yourself in the map with your new and improved settings!

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