Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is receiving a major graphics overhaul as part of the game update 17.00, which begins Season 7 on June 8.
Fortnite already looks good on PC: Its adaptable art style matches all that the growing multiverse poses for marketing crossovers, and coming from the creators of the Unreal Engine, it runs fast with industry-standard rendering features.
There was room for upgrading, though: Epic says that if you play on the “Epic” graphics quality preset, both Battle Royale and Creative mode will feature better storm and cloud effects. Smoke and liquid simulations are also tweaked, which should result in better car explosions, better looking lakes and slurp juice, my more predictable character upgrades, and better fire effects when you inevitably crash into a house with a burning arrow or firefly. vessel.
Epic says it’s also adding improved post-processing features for lens flare, flare, and shadow quality.
So what will all this cost you in terms of hardware? Here are the new PC specifications for the “Epic” graphics setup:
- Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or equivalent GPU
- 4 GB VRAM or higher
- Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 7 3700x or equivalent
- 16 GB RAM or higher
- NVMe Solid State Drive
- Windows 10 64 bit
Fortnite’s recommended settings remain the same, though:
- Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD R9280 or equivalent DX11 GPU
- 2 GB VRAM
- Core i5-7300U 3.5GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- Windows 10 64 bit
And if you’re on the lower end of hardware, the alpha settings for the medium and low performance display mode and performance in Fortnite remain the same.
Here are the minimum specs for a refresher:
- Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
- Core i3-3225 3.3GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
Epic says that ‘High’ settings will become equivalent to Epic’s pre-17.00 settings once they are fully operational.
Other updates include: The recommended Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9280, or equivalent GPU will become a DX11 GPU. Epic is also changing the recommended operating system to Windows 10 64-bit, but players with Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 64-bit can still play Fortnite just fine.