Something to look forward to: Fortnite players with powerful PCs are about to take advantage of an “Epic” visual boost when Chapter 2 Season 7 (v17.00) arrives on June 8. Adding “enhanced storm and cloud effects, as well as enhanced smoke and liquid simulations,” Fortnite will soon look better than ever – as long as your PC is equipped to handle it.
The coming changes mean that explosions, fire and contents such as slurp, clouds and the ever-invading storm will all look much better. In addition, finishing features such as flowering and lens flare will also be added, along with more general visual adaptations to environments. According to Epic Games, the changes are launched in both Fortnite̵
If you’ve seen or played Fortnite on one of the latest generation consoles, like the PS5, you’ll get an idea of what the visual enhancements will look like – they’ve already used the “Epic” graphics.
Of course, running enhanced graphics on your PC can mean the need for enhanced hardware. Epic has detailed the requirements as follows:
- 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
Epic adds: “Not related to the new visual changes, the recommended GPU will be the Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280 or equivalent DX11 GPU when v17.00 is released. We are also changing the official recommended operating system to Windows 10 64-bit, but be aware that gamers on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8 64-bit can still run Fortnite with optimal performance. ”
Other than that, Fortnite’s recommended PC requirements remain the same:
- Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280 or equivalent DX11 GPU
- 2 GB VRAM
- Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- Windows 10 64-bit
And the game’s minimum requirements for PC are unchanged:
- Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
- Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Fortnites Chapter 2 Season 7 (v17.00) PC update comes June 8, giving you a few days to prepare for the updated graphics. You can download Fortnite for free here.