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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

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

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.

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

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.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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What is Power Ranking (PR) in Fortnite?

Before becoming a Fortnite pro, there are certain terms that you must know about. This includes PR, which is short for Power Ranking.

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Fortnite is one of the biggest esports in the world and you might have noticed that pros heavily use the term PR. From its relevance to the calculation method, here’s everything to know about Power Rankings in Epic Games’ battle royale game.

Becoming a gamer, and especially a pro gamer certainly changes a lot. You’re expected to learn new lingos that can be as basic as being AFK (away from keyboard) and as complex as QQ (a crying emoji that is used to call other players unskilled).

Fortnite is no exception, as the battle royale title has its fair share of terms that players must know to fit in. This includes PR (Power Ranking), and here’s why it is so common among pros.

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What is Power Ranking?

Long story short, Power Ranking is a ranking given to pro players based on their performance in official Fortnite tournaments organized by Epic Games. For instance, these are some of the official competitive tournaments in Chapter 3 Season 3:

  • Cash Cups
  • Lightning Cups
  • Zero Build Cups
  • FNCS Qualifiers and Finals

Whenever a player takes part in such tournaments, they receive points which eventually contribute to their overall Power Ranking. Hence, it is one of the most rational ways to recognize the best players in the world.

Having said that, it’s important to know that Epic Games doesn’t release their own Power Rankings. Prominent stats website Fortnite Tracker has come up with a unique system that judges players and rolls these rankings out.

How to calculate Power Rankings in Fortnite?

For every top 10,000 placement, players get points ranging from 5 to 1000. Fortnite Tracker states that the system is top-heavy, which means placing in the top 100 grants significantly more points. A player outside the top 100 won’t receive over 200 points while the top teams can expect points between 200-1000.

Moreover, tournaments have multipliers based on their quality. Factors like prize pool and difficulty play a major role in deciding it.

While Cash Cups can have a 1x multiplier, the World Cup has a 10x multiplier. Accordingly, winning the World Cup is almost equivalent to winning 100 Cash Cups.

Significance of Power Ranking

Considering that there are different multipliers and parameters to earn Power Ranking points, it is natural for players to question the legitimacy of this system. This is where the decay system comes into play.

Four months after a tournament is concluded, Fortnite Tracker reduces the points earned through it by 10%. This process continues for 18 months, following which the points from the tournament become entirely obsolete.

This ensures that the Power Rankings only display pros who’ve been the most consistent in recent tournaments.

How to check your Power Ranking in Fortnite

To check your Power Ranking, follow these steps:

  • Visit Fortnite Tracker
  • Enter your Epic Games name and search for your profile.
  • Open the Events section which should display your Power Ranking and performance in all events.

The website also has a Leaderboards section that showcases the highest-ranked players in the world. The list is purely based on numbers and is constantly evolving as new tournaments take place.

Websites like Fortnite Esports Wiki also maintain their Power Rankings. It gives every tournament a tier based on the prize pool, difficulty, format, and number of players. Players then get points for placing high enough in these tournaments.

For now, the Chapter 3 Season 3 FNCS is right around the corner and players can expect some major changes in the Power Rankings. While veterans like Bugha, TaySon, and Clix will try to add more feathers to their caps, aspiring pros will look forward to dethroning the existing champions.

Image Credits: Epic Games, Fortnite Tracker, Fortnite Esports Wiki

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Best Fortnite Hide & Seek codes: July 2022

The Creative library of Fortnite consists of a wide range of mini-games. Here are some Hide and Seek codes that are trending right now.

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Fortnite Creative maps have gone through an entire era of evolution when map creators bring popular games to their respective island creations. From Fall Guys-inspired obstacle courses to Murder Mystery maps, creators have blessed the player-base of Fortnite with interesting creations.

Ever since Epic Games added The Block and introduced its Creative Game Mode in 2019, Fortnite has seen vast evolution by map creators who dedicate their time and creativity to creating an experience for the loopers. This has paved the way for several designers and map creators of other games to develop their own ideas of a game in the vast multiverse of Fortnite.

Fortnite players love to play the classic Hide and Seek in gorgeously created Creative Island maps where they can hop on with their friends and have a good time without having to engage in serious gun-to-gun action. Here is some trending Hide and Seek Map codes for you to try as of July 2022.

Fortnite Hide and Seek Map Codes: July 2022

Stranger Things 4 Hide and Seek

Code: 6386-0352-1320

Stranger Things 4 Hide and Seek was created by Danteminecraft which shows an entire architectural layout of Hawkins National Laboratory where experiments on the series lead Eleven were conducted and other enhanced were created.

The map consists of all the different rooms of these enhanced individuals including a Telekinesis room, a rainbow room, and a portal to the Upside Down hidden behind the secret Rainbow room. The objective for the players is to hide among these rooms as one Hunter seeks them out and finds them to pickaxe and eliminate them eventually

Hide and Seek Cars

Code: 3838-7897-8141

Hide and Seek Cars is heavily inspired by the Pixar Cars Franchise and shows a brilliantly created Radiator Springs, with actual locations from the movie spread around the map. Moreover, the cars stationed on the map have eyes and a mouth, similar to the film to give each vehicle an authentic feel.

Players on the map can hide amongst several items and inside several locations while the hunter finds them and eliminates the players with their pickaxe. Players are also given a fish to heal themselves if struck down once by the Hunter to get a second chance at escaping them again.

Resort Hide and Seek

Code: 2602-4681-6658

The perfect map for a summer getaway this sunny season allows players to get that summer vibe going with a splash of water in a beach resort. The map has a couple of huge buildings elevated above the sea so they can hide either in the boats beneath the buildings or the expansive rooms inside them.

Either way, the Seekers and Hunters start near a sea shore and open chests to make their way inside the resort and complete the objectives they are assigned.

Neo Tokyo Hide and Seek

Code: 0568-1667-0236

This futuristic take on a famous Fortnite POI called Neo Tilted was created by map creator MTL_Rellik who gave it a more Japanese look. The buildings and even the dragon element as a balloon add to the authenticity of futuristic Japanese architecture.

Players in the map can hide amongst several buildings or objects throughout the map and are given re-deployable gliders so they do not take fall damage while escaping the Hunter.

Prop Hunt: Flanders House

Code: 1578-6112-7545

This map is a recreation of the Flanders House from the animated series The Simpsons. Map Creator Marablind has created a close-to-perfection recreation of the neighborhood and the entire condominium of the Simpsons family.

The gameplay for this map functions more as a Prop Hunt where Hiders are given Prop Guns to convert themselves into an existing prop from the map whereas the Seekers have to find and eliminate them.

Minecraft Hide and Seek

Code: 2882-2013-4239

A recreation of the 8-bit Minecraft island was created by map creator PNF_DKsp. The creator has added realistic elements like trees, hills, lava, and steps similar to a Minecraft island. The hunter is given all weapons to find and eliminate their opponents whereas the Hiders are mostly hiding amongst the shadows in the midst of a dense forest or a steep hill.

The map became extremely popular upon its launch as several players from the Minecraft community went up to support it via streams and creating content around it.


As Fortnite players continue to play these maps to enjoy the casual side of the game, map creators are usually on the lookout for the latest trends to make much more enjoyable mini-games like these for the community to enjoy. Once Creative 2.0 launches, creators will be given several advanced options to add more interactivity to their maps to enhance the player experience.

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Fortnite 21.20 early patch notes: Downtime, Indiana Jones, No Sweat Summer, map changes

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite Season 3’s 21.20 update in which Indiana Jones is finally set to arrive.

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Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 3 is nearing its halfway point, with the 21.20 update set to add even more content to the game. Here’s everything we know so far, including when to expect the downtime, Indiana Jones’ arrival, and map changes.

Fortnite shows no sign of slowing down with Chapter 3 Season 3 adding even more to the blockbuster battle royale such as the new Ripsaw Launcher and Grapple Glove. The 21.10 update brought Darth Vader to the island and added the Super Styles, and the upcoming 21.20 update brings even more to the battle royale.

Here are the early patch notes for Fortnite’s 21.20 update, including the server downtime, the Indiana Jones skin, bug fixes, and map changes.

Fortnite 21.20 update release date & downtime

Fortnite’s 21.20 update is set to give live on July 6, with downtime beginning at around 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM BST and matchmaking disabled 30 minutes before.

Although the Fortnite Competitive Twitter account teased changes for July 5, leaker Shiina pointed out that Fortnite changed the Cash Cup dates from July 6 to July 5 due to “expected game updates around the same time.” They believe this “basically confirms the update will drop on July 6.”

The downtime usually lasts for a couple of hours, and then you can launch the game and experience all of the new content on offer.

Indiana Jones arrives in Fortnite 21.20 update

Each Fortnite season comes with a bonus skin that Battle Pass owners can unlock a few weeks in, and Season 3’s 21.20 update finally brings Indiana Jones.

Although the skin isn’t set to arrive until July 7, the day after the update, Epic sometimes unlock the skin early — we’ll just need to wait and see.

Once the Indiana Jones Battle Pass page is unlocked, Fortnite players can start completing challenges to unlock the Harrison Ford skin and associated cosmetics.

Fortnite 21.20 map changes

The Fortnite Competitive Twitter account has confirmed that the Tumbledown Temple landmark will undergo “significant changes” with the 21.20 update.

While some expect the temple to get an Indiana Jones-themed makeover, it’s also possible that the Reality Tree will infect the area, giving the POI a different theme each match.

Fortnite No Sweat Summer challenges

Epic Games added the Island Hopper Creative Quests as part of the No Sweat Summer event and suggested that more challenges are still to come.

At the end of the Island Hopper blog post, Epic teased: “Want more summer vibes? No sweat, more summer is coming. Stay tuned for more.”

The Island Hopper Quests are only live until July 6, so it sounds like there will be even more challenges to complete after they conclude.

Fortnite 21.20 update bug fixes

Thanks to Epic Games’ Trello board of Fortnite Community Issues, we can see the major bug fixes that are set to arrive in the 21.20 update.

  • Battle Royale: Sapling Icon can be misplaced on the Map/Minimap
    • Players may see their Sapling Icon out in the ocean or otherwise off of the actual map and not anywhere near where they had planted it.
  • Creative: Tracker Device
    • We’re aware of an issue that is causing the tracker device to not update correctly for teams when multiple teams are able to use it.

For more Fortnite Season 3, be sure to check out everything we know about the potential Juice WRLD and Dead by Daylight collabs.

Image Credit: Epic Games

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