Recently, a lot of people struggling with getting high FPS, lowering input delay, and fixing frame stutters in Fortnite, even on performance mode. So, it wouldn’t be amiss to say that currently running Fortnite at max settings on PC will become harder nowadays. However, this guide would help you know whether you can run the game on a higher setting on PC in 2021 after the next-gen upgrade of Fortnite, along with the required PC specs to run the game at higher graphics settings. So, without further ado, let’s rake up the facts and see if you can run Fortnite without facing any error on PC.
Running Fortnite on PC at Max Settings in 2021
Well, after the recent next-gen update of Fortnite, it becomes harder to run the game smoothly for low-end devices. So, first, it is more important to know the minimum PC specs to run the game correctly.
Minimum PC Specs:
- CPU: i3-3225 3.3 GHz or similar
- RAM: 4 GB
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- GPU: Intel HD 4000
Recommended PC Specs:
- CPU: i5-7300U 3.5 GHz or similar
- RAM: 8 GB
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or Nvidia GTX 660 or equivalent DX11 GPU
- P-SHADER: 5.0
- V-SHADER: 5.0
- VRAM: 2048 MB
As we know, Epic Games and People can fly loaded some hard and cool graphics to the game to increase the visual experience for the PC player. However, the update brings many improvements to the game, but this will become a headache for those who don’t have a powerful device. So, now what they can do to play the game without suffering from an issue like FPS drops, lagging, etc. Well, here’s some workaround that you can try if you have a low-end device.
#1 Adjust Your In-Game Settings
This tip helps many players worldwide- especially when they own a PC with older hardware. However, it totally depends upon your PC specs as it might be possible that even after adjusting your in-game graphics, your PC not able to run the game smoothly. So, let’s see how to adjust your in-game settings in Fortnite:
- First of all, you have to run the game and head towards the Main Menu located somewhere in the window’s top right corner.
- Now, look for the settings option, which looks like a gear under the main menu.
- After that, you have to make sure that you tweak the following changes to your games inside the Video settings window:
- First of all, change the screen mode from Windowed to Fullscreen mode.
- Also, set the screen resolution depending upon your monitor.
- Tweak the FPS to unlimited.
- Now, come to View Distance and set it as far or epic.
- Turn off the Shadows.
- Turn off the Anti-aliasing.
- Set the Texture mode from high to low.
- Effects should be set on low mode.
- Post Processing must be set to low.
- Vsync should be turned off.
- Motion Blur should be turned off.
- Also, don’t forget to turn on the Show FPS option.
We recommend you to do these, but if you want anything extra, you can set it as per your need. Once you tweak these settings, simply save the settings and close the game. That’s it. Now, cheers up! It’s time to check if the game works correctly, however. So, launch the game and check if it is currently running better or not.
#2 Update Your Video Card Driver
Sometimes we ignore this, but GPU drivers play a vital role in running any greedy graphics game. So, updating your video card driver is the most important aspect for PC users. Well, there are two methods that you can do to update your graphics card. So, if you don’t have time and skill, you can go with a third-party driver update software. They will automatically recognize and install the driver when available.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to compromise your privacy, we recommend you do it manually from the Device Manager or directly from the official website of your GPU manufacturer website.
#3 Modify Advanced System Settings
- Use your keyboard and hit the Windows + R key simultaneously to launch the run prompt box. Now, type in the control panel inside that box and press the enter key.
- Now, on the right side of the opened window, you will notice an option View by. So, click on it and choose Category.
- Then, you can simply click on System and Security, followed by System.
- Now, on the left side of the screen, look for Advanced system settings. Once get it, click on it.
- Now, a system properties window will pop-ups. You need to switch to the advanced bar and click on the settings options.
- This will open a new window (performance options). Now, under the visual effects tab, select the Adjust for best performance option. You can also checkmark in the custom settings that you want to enable and click on the apply button.
- Hit the Ok button.
#4 Modify Power Settings
- Open the control panel and head towards the power options menu.
- Now, select High Performance found under the Choose or customize a power plan inside the power options window.
#5 Disable Window Update Delivery Optimization
- Open the Windows update window on your PC and click on the Advanced options.
- Now, select Delivery Optimization.
- After that, toggle the button located next to Allow downloads from other PCs to off.
# 6 Stop CPU/Memory Hogging Applications
Generally, our PC doesn’t provide a better performance whenever there are too many applications running in the background, hogging our CPU’s memory. So, before we start playing our darling game Fortnite, we have to make sure that no application running on background consumes a lot of resources. So, follow the steps given below:
- Open the task manager and shift to the Processes tab. Then, look for the application that is hogging a lot of memory, such as Google Chrome, and right-click on it. This will open a context menu.
- From that menu, select the option End Task.
- Also, from the task manager, disable your antivirus software temporarily.
Once done, launch the game and check if you are now facing any issues while playing the game, such as lagging, FPS drops, etc.
# 7 Delete Temporary/Junk Files
Follow the steps in order to delete temporary as well as junk files from your System:
- Open the Run prompt box and type in %temp%, and hit the enter key.
- Now, at the same time, press Ctrl + A and tap on the delete button. This will clear all your temporary cache files. Don’t worry! Your personal data is safe because it would not be going to remove those.
- After that, again open the run prompt box and again type in temp but this time without % sign and hit the enter key.
- Now, as you do before, press Ctrl + A to select all the files and hit the delete button. Click on Skip if prompted.
- Again one more time, open the Run box, and this time type in prefetch and hit the enter key.
- Then, press Ctrl + A simultaneously and hit the delete button.
- That’s it. Now, rerun the game. But, wait, don’t forget to empty your recycle bin after following the above steps.
Also Read: Xbox Series X|S How to Enable FPS Boost
In this covid-19 Pandemic, we are forced to sit indoors, but luckily games like Fortnite give us the way to remove our boredom. Unfortunately, although the developer tries to polish the game in each update, it looks like now, for the Intel HD 4000 GPU, it is harder to achieve smoother PC runtime. However, if you face various issues while playing Fortnite on PC, you can follow the above guide to fix them.
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