How to play the Fortnite game better in old computers

Fortnite is one of the most popular games with more than 350 million users, and this is mainly due to its free availability and the ability to play it across almost all devices, such as: personal computers, desktops, mobile devices, and gaming platforms.

To improve game performance on older computers; Epic Games has introduced a new feature called Performance Mode in the Alpha version of the game, which allows old computers to better run Fortnite.

Here’s how to play Fortnite better on old computers:

Performance mode in Fortnite reduces the quality of the in-game visuals to increase the in-game frame rate in order to reduce memory usage and reduce the burden on the CPU and GPU.

Epic Games claims that users running the new mode will see a significant increase in frame rates across older devices, compared to previous lower-performing settings. In both Battle Royale and Creative, you’ll be able to use Performance Mode to run Fortnite at 720p resolution at up to 60 frames per second, even on older computers.

Here are some examples of frames per second values ‚Äč‚Äčthat can be seen on laptops running in performance mode according to Epic:

Specifications of the first deviceSpecifications of the second device
Processor: Intel Core i5-8265U, clocked at 1.6 GHz.Processor: AMD A10-5745M APU, 2.1 GHz
RAM: 8 GB.RAM: 6 GB.
Graphics processor: Intel UHD Graphics 620.Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon (TM) HD 8610G
Frame rate per second before: 24 fps.Frame rate per second before: 18 fps.
Frame rate per second after: 61 fps.Frame rate per second after: 45 fps.

It is worth noting that the Fortnite game will automatically recommend the use of performance mode if you notice that your computer components are very weak, but players can also turn the performance mode feature on or off manually, by following these steps:

  • Open the Fortnite game on the computer.
  • Press the main menu button to open options.
  • Click on the Advanced Graphics option.
  • Within the same menu, tap on the option Rendering mode.
  • On the right side of the screen, you can toggle the button next to Performance mode to On or Off as desired.
  • Click on Apply to activate the option.
settings of Fortnite game
settings of Fortnite game

Another problem facing old computers when running the game Fortnite is the large installation file size, to address this problem, the company reduced the disk space requirements on the computer from 90 GB to 31 GB, but players can now choose to delete the high-resolution Fortnite game files from the installation folder in an application Epics Games.

While this will reduce the visual quality even further, the result will be a much smaller installation file size, as turning off HD files will reduce the space required to install the Fortnite game on disk from 31.71GB to just 16.81GB.

This is about half the size of the current installation, and a fraction of the space requirements previously required by the game, which amounted to 90 GB on a PC, and this leaves you with additional storage space in the drive in the computer, and will also reduce the time to install the game, and potentially reduce download times .

To do this on a computer, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Library tab.
  • Click on the three dots, then select Options in the menu that appears.
  • On the screen that appears, uncheck the box next to High Resolution Textures.
  • Click Apply, then wait a moment for the installation folder to update.

Note: You can reinstall these files at any time by reselecting the High Resolution Textures option.

Other ways to play Fortnite better on older computers:

Enabling the performance mode feature and uninstalling high-resolution files in Fortnite will make the game work better on your computer, but the best way to improve the game’s overall performance is to invest in some upgrades.

These upgrades are not necessarily in the purchase of an expensive GPU, but there are some small improvements that can make a difference, as the company recommends players to upgrade their computers to run with at least 6 GB of RAM, and install the game on an SSD if The computer supported it, so these upgrades could help the game run better in the computer.

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