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Late last year, Fortnite launched on the new generation of consoles with a whole host of improvements for fans to enjoy. These included faster loading times, advanced effects and eventually the ability to play at 120 FPS.

It’s safe to say that the game has been looking pretty impressive on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but now it’s time to share the love. The upgraded visuals will finally be available for PC users following the arrival of Chapter 2 Season 7 on June 8.

So, what’s changing?

After next week’s v17.00 patch, players running “Epic” graphics settings on a suitable PC will experience some rather snazzy new optics. Expect vivid explosion, fire and Slurp effects, as well as fluffier clouds, and a more distinct Storm.

Additionally, postprocessing enhancements mean better bloom and lens flares, plus higher quality shadows. All of these adjustments will affect both Battle Royale and Creative mode.

Worried that these changes will impact your performance? Read this extract from the Epic Games blog post:

“Because of these upgrades, Epic settings will require higher device specifications to run with optimal performance. High settings will become the equivalent of the pre-v17.00 Epic settings, so your experience with High settings may change depending on your specifications.”

“Low and Medium settings, as well as the Performance rendering mode alpha, will remain the same with the release of v17.00.”

Many people choose to sacrifice higher graphics settings to receive a boost in performance, in which case everything will remain the same. However, for those who play casually, spend time exploring awesome adventure maps, or create a lot of Fortnite content, these upgrades visuals will be a real treat.

Device Requirements

If you plan on testing out these improvements, check below to see the system requirements for running Epic settings optimally.

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU

  • 4 GB VRAM or higher

  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent

  • 16 GB RAM or higher

  • NVMe Solid State Drive

  • Windows 10 64-bit

Further details can be found in the official “Fortnite on PC to get upgraded visuals in v17.00” article by Epic Games.

Author Bio

James Peskett

James is a freelance Esports writer from the United Kingdom. He has been playing Fortnite since the release of Battle Royale mode and is especially interested in the competitive scene.


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