With the release of Chapter 2 Season 7 (v17.00), Fortnite receives improved graphics as an added bonus, along with some higher PC system requirements. What used to be considered the Epic quality preset, is now merely High. As Spinal Tap did in the iconic mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, Epic Games made their game go up to 11.


Fortnite gets improved graphics

With the upcoming update, Fortnite becomes a bit more visually impressive. The Epic preset for Fortnite on PC enhances the storm and cloud effects. The simulation of smoke and liquid also get some love.

Additionally, Epic Games improved the postprocessing features for bloom and lens flares, and explosion effects (seen in the header image). Lastly, shadows should be improved, though the developer doesn’t go into detail as to what changed.

Oh, and for all of you wondering if your PC will still be able to run Fortnite, the Low, Medium, and Performance-settings remain unchanged.

New Fortnite PC system requirements

Of course, enhanced graphics require a better rig. While the game still isn’t as demanding as, say, Crysis Trilogy Remastered, playing on the Epic preset does require a solid gaming rig. The minimum and recommended system requirements remain unchanged.

Check out the new system requirements for the Epic Quality Preset:

  • 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


Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7 along with update v17.00 and the improved graphics on PC launches sometime next week (starting June 7th).

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