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Best Fortnite PC settings: How to boost FPS in 2022

High FPS is one the main advantages to playing Fortnite on PC, so here are the best settings to get the most from your system in 2022.

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If you’re playing Fortnite on PC, it’s vital that you make sure you have the best settings possible to boost your FPS. Otherwise, you could find yourself at a severe disadvantage. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to getting the best Fortnite PC settings.

If you’re playing a shooter game such as Fortnite, the last thing you want is FPS issues. Imagine you’re in a gunfight, about to eliminate an opponent, only for your game to start stuttering and send you back to the loading screen.

With that in mind, it’s vital to have the best PC settings possible. It’s not just about having high FPS, or frames-per-second, but making sure that your game is stable so random stuttering doesn’t ruin your matches.

While you may think you need to spend thousands on a high-spec gaming PC, you can boost your performance with the right settings. So, take a look at our best settings, tips, and tricks to see if you can boost your Fortnite FPS.


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Fortnite system requirements

Thanks to Epic Games, we know which PCs will run Fortnite.

The minimum requirements are low, but you likely won’t get great visuals or be able to hit high FPS. Still, it should run well enough for you to enjoy the game.

If you intend to run the game at the maximum settings, you’ll need a beefy gaming rig complete with a good graphics card.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Video Card: Intel HD 4000 on PC or Intel Iris Pro 5200 or equivalent AMD GPU on Mac
  • Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

Recommended System Requirements

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 960, AMD R9 28,0 or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM
  • Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Epic Quality Presets Specifications

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 1080 or equivalent GPU
  • Video Memory: 4 GB VRAM or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM or higher
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
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How to update graphics drivers

To get the optimal performance from your system and make sure Fortnite runs as smoothly as possible, you need to make sure your graphics drivers are up-to-date.

Here’s how to update your graphics drivers on NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

How to update NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce experience app will handle this for you.

  1. Download GeForce experience through NVIDIA.com
  2. Open GeForce experience
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to update AMD graphics driver

If you have an AMD GPU, you can use the Radeon Settings to update your drivers.

  1. Right-click on your desktop
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Click on the Home icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for update’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to use NVIDIA DLSS

What is NVIDIA DLSS?

NIVIDA DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) is a clever technology that allows players with an NVIDIA RTX Series graphics card to run Fortnite at high resolution while still maintaining a solid frame rate.

DLSS sets your game to a lower resolution, giving a higher frame rate, but uses the technology to give the appearance of high resolution. It perfectly combines visuals and performance.

How to turn on NVIDIA DLSS in Fortnite

You can find the DLSS settings in the Advanced Graphics section of the Video tab, right at the very bottom.

From here, you can set DLSS as either Performance, Balanced, or Quality. You’d only need Performance if playing at 4K, otherwise Balanced or Quality would suit a 1440p resolution.

Best Fortnite graphics settings for low-end hardware

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On a low-end system, you want to shoot for 60 FPS. This will give you smooth and stable performance, but you can take it higher by changing certain settings.

We’ve picked out the settings that will have the biggest impact on Fortnite’s performance, and given you the optimal options to select for high FPS.

Display

  • Window Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: e.g 1920 x 1080 (it should match your monitor’s native display resolution)
  • Frame Rate Limit: Unlimited

Graphics Quality

  • 3D Resolution: 100%
  • View Distance: Epic
  • Shadows: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: Off
  • Textures: Low
  • Effects: Low
  • Post-processing: Low

The only setting you want to have on High or Epic is View Distance. Seeing players, builds, and loot in the distance is vital and worth losing a few frames for.

If your PC is struggling with View Distance set to Epic, experiment with lowering it.

Advanced Graphics

  • V-Sync: Off
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Rendering Mode: DIRECTX11
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On + Boost
  • Ray Tracing: Off

Ray Tracing can be found at the very bottom of the Settings tab, but you want to have it all turned off. It will make your game look great, but will absolutely tank your performance.


Best Fortnite graphics settings for high-end hardware

High-end systems can take advantage of a combination of stunning graphics and high FPS. We’ve got the best settings to take advantage of your high-end gaming rig.

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Display

  • Window Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: e.g 2560 x 1440 (it should match your monitor’s native display resolution)
  • Frame Rate Limit: Shouldn’t be much higher than your monitor’s refresh rate as this can cause screen tearing

Graphics Quality

  • 3D Resolution: 100%
  • View Distance: Epic
  • Shadows: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: Medium
  • Textures: Medium
  • Effects: Low
  • Post-processing: Medium

The only setting you want to have on Epic is View Distance. Seeing players, builds, and loot in the distance is vital and worth losing a few frames for. We’ve recommended medium settings for high-end hardware, but feel free to experiment if your system can handle it. 

Advanced Graphics

  • V-Sync: Off
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Rendering Mode: DIRECTX11
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On + Boost
  • Ray Tracing: Off

Ray Tracing can be found at the very bottom of the Settings tab, but it’s unnecessary. Even if your rig can handle it, it’s not worth sacrificing frames for in multiplayer games like Fortnite.


The recommended Fortnite FPS is a tricky question to answer and really is based on your existing monitor and its refresh rate. The refresh rate is how many frames your monitor can show per second, and is measured in Hertz, or Hz.

If you have a monitor that has a 60Hz refresh rate, there’s no point running your game at 120 FPS, as you’re wasting your PC’s performance on frames your monitor can’t show.

If you know your refresh rate, we recommend going 10 FPS over that number, which should give you optimal performance without wasting too much processing power.

How to use Fortnite Performance Mode

Fortnite performance mode

If you’re playing on an outdated PC or want to squeeze every last frame out of your system, perhaps performance mode is for you.

This offers “significant performance gains” by reducing the visual quality of the game. This will lighten the load on your GPU and CPU, making Fortnite run at much higher frames. Fortnite won’t look as pretty, but you’ll see a massive boost in FPS.

To set Fortnite to Performance Mode:

  1. Open settings in Fortnite
  2. Scroll down to ‘Rendering Mode’
  3. Select Performance (Alpha)
  4. Restart Fortnite

Try out these settings on Fortnite Battle Royale for PC, and you will see a marked improvement in the game’s performance.


Now that you’ve optimized your PC settings, check out our other guides to set up the best Fortnite keybinds and mouse settings, or our tips on getting the most from your controller.

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How to complete Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests: Free RLCS cosmetics

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests to unlock free RLCS cosmetics as rewards.

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The Rocket League crossover has brought new challenges to Fortnite, and here’s how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests to unlock free RLCS cosmetics.

Fortnite has become known for its numerous crossovers, with Epic Games adding Marvel characters like Spider-Man and even real-life celebrities such as The Rock to the battle royale title.

Now, brand-new challenges are available for players to tackle as part of the Rocket League crossover in Chapter 3, Season 3. We’ll go over how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests.

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How to enter Fortnite Rocket League Live Worlds event

The Rocket League Live Worlds event in Fortnite began on August 9 and will end on August 14. During this event, you can head into a new Rocket League-themed map in Fortnite’s Creative mode.

Here’s how to enter this map:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Open Creative Mode
  3. Head to Island Code
  4. Enter the code 8205-6994-2065

How to complete Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests

Once you’re on the map, you can check your Quests tab to see all the available Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests, and completing these will grant you RLCS cosmetics as free rewards.

Here are all the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests:

  • Deal Damage to Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Deal Damage to Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Eliminate Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Eliminate Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)

These are fairly straightforward and you should be able to get them done within a minute or so of landing in the match. Simply fire away at your opponents and once you’ve dealt damage and eliminated them, the challenges will be marked as completed.

Fortnite x Rocket League rewards

Successfully completing all the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests will unlock four new RLCS cosmetics in Chapter 3, Season 3. These include a new Glider and Back Bling.

Here are all the Fortnite x Rocket League rewards:

  • Rocket League Trophy Back Bling
  • Regal Rocket Glider
  • Nice Shot! Emoticon
  • Golden Goal Spray

That covers everything that you need to know about how to complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests. Be sure to hop into the game and get these free rewards before the event comes to an end.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guides on how to crouch and flip a car in the game as well as this leak revealing a first-person mode.

Image credits: Epic Games

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How to crouch in Fortnite

Crouching is a common action that players perform in Fortnite to line up a shot or stay low. Here’s a guide on how to crouch.

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How to Crouch in Fortnite

Fortnite consists of several keybinds by default, each of which performs a different action. One of the common actions that players perform is a crouch to line up their shot with accuracy or to hide from their opponents. Here’s how you can crouch in Fortnite.

Movement mechanisms in Fortnite have evolved over time since the OG days in Chapter 1. Crouching has been around since Chapter 1 in Battle Royale, however, players of Fortnite’s PvE campaign Save The World did not have it at first.

As new mechanics of Sprint, Slide and Mantle were added to Chapter 3, all movement mechanics in Fortnite became common across its PvP and PvE modes. Players use crouch frequently whenever they want to hide or line up a shot against their opponents.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to crouch in Fortnite.

How to crouch in Fortnite

PC Controls in Fortnite

Crouching in Fortnite is pretty simple. However, the controls vary across different platforms and input methods. The default keybind to crouch on PC is the Left Ctrl key. However, you can also change the key according to your preference as well.

PS4 controls in Fortnite

When it comes to the controller, the default button in Standard configuration on a PS4 is the L1 button and Xbox is the LB button. However, if you use the Combat Pro controller configuration, the crouch action will bind to pressing Right Analog Joystick or R3 button on your controller.

Read More: Can you gift V-Bucks in Fortnite?

The difference between the two configurations is that the Right stick in Combat Pro only allows the crouch action upon tapping and not holding as compared to an assigned button in Standard mode. While there is a debate between players on the two modes, they tend to use the tap action to use the stick to look around while crouching.


There are various ways you can move around Fortnite island. Whether it’s sliding down a hill or sprinting away from your opponent or mantling over their builds, these mechanics will help you survive and get you that Victory Royale.

For more Fortnite, check out our guide on how to flip a car.

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How to flip a car in Fortnite

One of the most enjoyable things to do in Fortnite is driving cars. However when you wreck a car, here’s how you can flip it back upright.

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How to flip a car in Fortnite

Fortnite players have their fair share of fun around the island while fighting for their survival. Cars have been a vital element of that fun as players cause carnage around the island while they drive. Here’s how to flip a car in Fortnite to get it back on track.

Cars have been one of the most popular vehicles in Fortnite. Before they were introduced, players were just breaking them to harvest materials as cars were just a mere prop in the game.

But ever since cars became a part of the island as a vehicle, players have been driving around the island, fueling their cars up, tuning into radio stations, modding them, and eliminating their enemies by driving past them.

However, sometimes when players make a wrong turn or drive the car up a ramp or a hill, it tends to get overturned and wrecked. To bring it back to its original state, here’s how you can flip a car in Fortnite.

How to flip a car in Fortnite

Flipped Car in Fortnite

Flipping a car in Fortnite Season 3 is pretty simple. All you need to do is either find an overturned car or you can overturn one yourself. You can either run it off a hilltop or build a ramp and drive off it to do the same.

Once it’s overturned, here’s how you can flip it back on its wheels:

  1. Approach the overturned vehicle.
  2. Press the interact button on your keyboard (E by default), or controller (Square on PlayStation and X on Xbox) to flip the car.
  3. And you’re done! You have successfully flipped a car and it’s ready for you to drive.

However, you need to be mindful of your surroundings as your nearby opponents can hear you start and drive a car around them. So get those driving gloves on and drive as fast as you can to leave your opponents in the storm.


Apart from cars, other vehicles like Ballers and the Armored Battle Bus are currently in-game as well. You can use these to roam around the island as you like and have some fun as No Sweat Summer comes to a close in Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3.

For more Fortnite, check out our guide on where to find Crash Pads.

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