Fortnite’s graphics improving on PC, catching up to PS5 & Xbox Series X

Fortnite’s Windows PC model is about to get a notable graphics replace on PC, Epic introduced on Thursday morning. When Fortnite’s subsequent season — chapter 2, season 7 — hits stay servers subsequent week, there will probably be a brand new degree of graphics high quality settings for gamers with machines highly effective sufficient to reap the benefits of it.

Epic is updating the standard preset choices in Fortnite. Players who flip their graphics settings to “High” will now get the identical visuals that gamers who set their graphics to “Epic” used to get. Those who use the Epic setting will get even higher visuals than earlier than, together with Storm results, in addition to “cooler-looking explosions, fire, and Slurp effects,” in accordance to Epic Games. Players on the very best graphics setting may also see higher post-processing results with numerous lightning options, like bloom, lens flare, and shadows. Epic launched many of those results with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X variations of Fortnite final fall, and is now bringing them to PC.

“With this new update, Epic PC visual effects will now be on par with next-gen consoles,” a spokesperson for Epic Games advised Polygon, talking in regards to the graphics setting. Of course, the PC model of Fortnite has supported ray tracing since September.

Because of those visible upgrades, the Epic graphics setting will now require a extra highly effective PC. Since the High high quality preset will now be the outdated Epic, the PC specs will go up for that setting as properly. However, Epic isn’t abandoning gamers with lower-quality PCs: Both “Low” and “Medium” preset gamers will see no modifications graphically or to their efficiency.

Here are Epic Games’ {hardware} specs for gamers who need to run Fortnite on the brand new Epic setting:

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equal GPU
  • four GB VRAM or increased
  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equal
  • 16 GB RAM or increased
  • NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Epic Games can be altering Fortnite’s beneficial PC specs with the upcoming replace, though it says the change is unrelated to the visible enhancements. The beneficial GPU will now be an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 290, and the working system is altering to Windows 10 64-bit (though Epic Games mentioned that “players on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 64-bit can still run Fortnite at optimal performance”). Here are the total new beneficial specs:

  • Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equal DX11 GPU
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • Eight GB RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Fortnite’s minimal specs won’t change:

  • Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Core i3-3225 3.Three GHz
  • four GB RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

These modifications ought to all arrive in-game the week of June 7.

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