How To Make Fortnite Run Better

Fortnite is one of the most played Battle Royale games which is free to play on XBOX, Playstation 4 and also PC but arguably the best way to play Fortnite: Battle Royale is on PC. Sometimes despite how optimized the game is, you are prone to experience issues on performance such as rendering errors, fps drops and stutters. The only way to make Fortnite run better is by increasing fps on Fortnite.

Fortnite is a graphically demanding game. This means it could be a bit demanding on lowly spec’d systems. If you are around the minimum system requirement, you will find this guide on how to make Fortnite run better on PC very useful especially if the Fortnite crashing game fix didn’t make the game run better for you.

Fortnite system Requirements

Fortnite system requirements are rather simple as there are the minimum requirements and the recommended requirements for the better running. Listed below are the system requirements both minimum and recommended

Minimum requirements

The minimum required specs are that the PC should contain:

  1. A Mac OS or Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  2. 4GB RAM
  3. Integrated graphics of Intel HD 4000
  4. Intel Core i3 2.4 Ghz

Recommended requirements

  1. A Mac OS or Windows 7/8/10 with 64-bit
  2. 8GB RAM
  3.  Core i5 2.8 Ghz CPU
  4. Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  5. 2 GB VRAM

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Graphics settings changes for low end PC

When approaching game settings there are a couple of effects you need to touch to enable easy running of Fortnite

  • Step 1: Launch Fortnite from Epic Games launcher and select Battle Royale
  • Step 2: Head to the game settings menu by clicking at the top right corner of the screen on the three lines and head to the gear icon
  • Step 3: Here it is recommended that set the Window Mode to Fullscreen.
  • Step 4: Put the frame limit to unlimited
  • Step 5: You need to ensure that the 3D resolution is set to full i.e. 100.0% and it is preferred that you lower your display resolution above this setting than to adjust this setting. This can assist you if you want to run Fortnite on a low end laptop
  • Step 6: Place view distance to the highest possible option. View distance controls how much far out you can spot rendered objects which is very important to the game. The far you can spot the better.
  • Step 7: Place Shadows to medium. Shadows has the biggest effect on performance
  • Step 8: Put Anti-Aliasing to high. Anti-aliasing helps to get rid of jaggies around the edges of objects and surfaces. The higher it goes, the smoother and cleaner everything will be seen.
  • Step 9: Set Textures to medium and then adjust accordingly to desire you want. If your system has good fps then you can increase this setting and if not you can reduce
  • Step 10: Place Effects to Low. Effects are dropped to the lowest possible setting so that you can see decent improvements in the performance.
  • Step 11: Place Post Processing to high as possible. Setting Post Processing on the lowest option will make images incredibly dark and that is why medium or the higher is suggested if at all possible.
  • Step 12: Place Vsync to Off
  • Step 13: Place Motion Blur to Off because no one like motion blur
  • Step 14: Put Show Grass to Off
  • Step 15: Save the settings you have made and close Fortnite

fortnite optimum settings for low specs pc

How to increase your fps

Fortnite Battle Royale fps increase can be done in a few ways

  • Try to run the game on high priority i.e head to the task manager and right click on Fortnite .exe file and then set priority to high
  • Shut down all the memory eating applications such as Chrome and also Epic Launcher after running Fortnite. You should do this so that you have enough RAM to run the game.
  • Go to game settings and lower down the settings which will help a lot in increasing your FPS.
  • You could download the optimized game file from sites.

Editing NVIDIA settings for better performance

Another of increasing fps and ensuring Fortnite will run better on Pc is editing NVIDIA settings. This can be done only if you are using NVIDIA graphics card. If you are you need to follow the instructions below.

  1. Go and Open the NVIDIA and navigate to where ‘’Manage 3D Settings’’ is
  2. Choose the tab Program Settings and find Fortnite in the dropdown list. If you cannot locate it here you need to add it by clicking on ‘Add’ and find it (the .exe in the files). Before doing this try running the game first and then shut it down again
  3. After selecting it, set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
  4. You then need to set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (is applicable only if you have a G-SYNC capable monitor)
  5. Locate and then place the Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to single display performance mode
  6. From the above step, you need to set Power Management Mode to prefer maximum performance.
  7. Here you will have to disable Vertical Sync and enable Threaded Optimization
  8. For the final step set the Preferred Refresh Rate to the highest available option

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Making Fortnite run better on PC is easier if your hardware is slightly better than the recommended minimum. You might have to contend with the many compromises you make to improve those FPS if you don’t want to invest in a new graphics card, more RAM or upgrade your whole gaming rig.