New Graphics in Fortnite: How to Activate Them and Recommended Requirements

Epic Games has announced that season 7 of Fortnite will arrive with quite important changes, since the game will receive new graphics that will allow it to look more spectacular. Unsurprisingly, this new battery of stunning graphics and effects will require new technical features, so perhaps your team could fall short of the game.

New graphics in Fortnite

New graphics in Fortnite

Fortnite players have been asking for changes at the graphics level for a long time. There were rumors of a new physics system that allowed to enjoy more realistic and voluminous destructions, however, everything remained in a simple Epic side project. So, what news does this new version bring?

The new effects can be seen both in Battle Royale and in Creative mode, and will allow you to enjoy new graphics related to clouds and storm, and can also find changes when representing fluid and smoke. That is, when we cause explosions or jump to swim in the water, we will see new graphic effects much more surprising than the ones we have now.

Other changes that are not so obvious but that will allow you to enjoy a much more spectacular experience will be the lens flare and dispersion effects , as well as the improvement in the quality of shadows. Ultimately, Fortnite will look better, however, not everyone will be able to enjoy this new look.

How can I activate the new Fortnite graphics?

And this is where the problem could arise for some users, since, to enjoy the new graphics introduced in the last update, PC gamers will have to set the graphics level to Epic . This means that you will need a computer with slightly higher technical characteristics than normal, and worse still, it also means that what was previously the Epic configuration, now becomes the High configuration.

The latter will be something that you should take into account, since, if in the previous version of the game you did not reach the epic configuration, after installing patch 17.00 you will not be able to reach the high graphic configuration, so keep that in mind.

What computer do I need to play Epic graphics?

New Fortnite graphics

The new specifications recommended by Epic Games to play the game correctly with graphics at Epic level are as follows:

Recommended specs

  • GPU with DX11 equivalent to Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD R9 280
  • 2 GB of VRAM
  • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 64-bit Windows 10

The minimum specifications to play the game will remain the same as before, so you should not worry if you play in medium or lower quality.

Minimum specs

  • Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64-bit Windows 7, 8 or 10

When will the update with the new graphics be available to download?

Fortnite update 17.00 will arrive coinciding with the premiere of season 7 of Chapter 2, so you will only have to wait for the current season to finish to start downloading the update patch with the changes.