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|controller sensitivity notes= Adjustable for both Combat & Building
|controller sensitivity notes= Adjustable for both Combat & Building

Revision as of 07:31, 15 October 2021

Dev general icon.svg
Although this product has been released, it remains under active development - information may change frequently and could be outdated or irrelevant.
Fortnite cover
Epic Games
People Can Fly[1][2]
Epic Games
2017-2021 Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 30, 2020[3]
macOS (OS X) June 30, 2020[3]
Metacritic 81
OpenCritic 84
Monetization Sponsored, Subscription[4]
Microtransactions Currency, Cosmetic
Modes Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person
Fortnite on IGDB
Fortnite on MobyGames
Fortnite on Wikipedia


This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Key points

The game is comprised of three game modes; a free-to-play PvP mode (Battle Royale) and build mode (Creative), as well as a purchasable PvE co-op campaign (Save The World).

General information

Official support
Official Discord server


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
macOS (OS X)
Official website
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
macOS (OS X)
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
macOS (OS X)
Easy Anti-Cheat DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes are required.

Version differences

Fortnite Battle Royale

The popular free-to-play 100-player PvP mode of the game.
This mode was originally in paid Early Access for two weeks before it was released as a free-to-play mode on September 26, 2017.[5][6]

Fortnite Save The World / Standard Edition

The original mode of the game; a PvE co-op campaign that was released to Early Access on July 25, 2017 and remained as such up until June 30, 2020.[3] While Epic originally mentioned that the intention was to make the mode free-to-play when was released,[7] during the 2020 release announcement they stated that the mode would remain a premium experience rather than going free-to-play.[3]
The Standard Edition includes the PvE co-op campaign, 7 pinata packs, and 4 in-game icons.

Deluxe Edition

Includes everything the Standard Edition includes, along with the Starter Hero Pack and additional in-game items, consumables, and cosmetics; some of which are exclusive.


Type Notes
Sponsored Nike clothes are featured in the game.[8]

Essential improvements

Improve frame rate

Playing in fullscreen mode can boost the frame rate, improve frame pacing, and prevent drops that might occur in borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
Configure the game to run in Fullscreen mode through the in-game settings[9][10]
The replay system and Nvidia Highlights can also decrease FPS.[citation needed]
Disable replay system through the in-game settings[citation needed]
Moving game to the solid state drive[citation needed]
Closing Epic Games Launcher (after the game fully launched) improves the performance[11]
Enable performance mode. (however reduces visual quality considerably)[citation needed]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FortniteGame\Saved\Config\WindowsClient

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FortniteGame\Saved\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher


Advanced video options
Advanced video options

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
By default. Can cause FPS drops; play in Fullscreen mode to improve performance.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Supports DLSS on compatible hardware.[12]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing
Ray traced reflections, shadows, ambient occlusion and global illumination.[12]
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, protanopia, and tritanopia.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by default.[13]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Under 'Game' settings, below 'Extra Game Options' called 'Invert View' and 'Invert Airborne Controls'.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Choose between four presets: Combat Pro, Builder Pro, Old School, Quick Builder, or custom mappings.[14]
Controller sensitivity
Adjustable for both Combat & Building
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Native support when wired
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Use Aurora
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Game features an option to change the displayed prompts.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts flicker between KB/M and controller


Audio options
Audio options
Subtitles options
Subtitles options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Automatically configured. Confirmed up to 7.1 output.[15]
Appearance can be customized.
Closed captions
Enabled alongside subtitles.
Mute on focus lost
Can be set to on, off or notifications only.
EAX support
3D Headphones HRTF in options.[16] (Resonance Audio.)[17]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
100 Versus, Co-op
Battle Royale: 100-players PvP mode.
Save The World: 4-players PvE co-op campaign.
Creative: Up to 16 players.
Supports crossplay with Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, iOS, and Android.

Connection types

Issues unresolved

Stuttering/FPS issues

Forces use of original microcode built-in in the system firmware instead of the OS one. Likely to introduce security and stability regressions.
Delete folder c:\Windows\System32\mcupdateintel or mcupdate_Authenticamd[citation needed]
May fix stuttering in e.g. Fortnite on 4690k (when system's microcode is 25, and BIOS' - 24).[18][19]
Microcode versions in the system can be checked in HWINFO64, microcode versions of the motherboard - in BIOS/UEFI.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Support for DirectX 9 and 10 was removed in patch v10.00.[20]
Beta support for DirectX 12 was added in patch v11.20.[21]
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Resonance Audio Vivox for voice chat
Multiplayer Epic Online Services
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat, BattlEye [22] Fortnite uses both of them (not simultaneously)

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Intel HD Graphics 4000
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
For Epic quality presets the recommendations are: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, and an NVMe SSD.[23]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
Metal compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Epic’s Fortnite Still Exists, Now At Bulletstorm Dev - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - last accessed on 2017-11-30
  2. Polygon - How did the studio behind Bulletstorm end up making a shooter with Square Enix? - last accessed on 2020-06-30
    "Since 2015, the team has continued to work closely with Epic Games and has contributed to projects such as Fortnite and Spyjinx."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Epic Games - Fortnite Save the World Update - State of Development - last accessed on 2020-06-30
  4. [1] - last accessed on 2020-12-19
  5. Epic Game's Fortnite - Announcing Fortnite Battle Royale - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  6. Epic Game's Fortnite - Fortnite Battle Royale goes free for everyone on Sept. 26 - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  7. Fortnite UPDATE - When is Save The World free? Epic Games gives PS4, Xbox One latest - last accessed on 2018-07-14
    "We’re still looking at a 2018 free release for ‘Save the World.’ Epic tried to be really generous with the content in Early Access packs, and there have been events and items that exclusive to this Early Access period already!"
  8. Air Jordans come to Fortnite in Nike partnership - last accessed on 2021-04-10
  9. Verified by User:Skwirl1 on 2018-01-09
    Username comes from Discord server.
  10. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-07-15
    Option to play in fullscreen mode is accessible through the in-game settings menu. No need to edit the config manually.
  11. Verified by User:Banser on 2021-02-16
    In the background launcher uses up to ~5% of CPU
  12. 12.0 12.1 Nvidia - Fortnite is Now RTX ON! World’s Most Popular Battle Royale Adds Ray Tracing, DLSS and Reflex - last accessed on 2020-11-28
  13. Reddit - /r/FortNiteBR/ - Is mouse acceleration actually on in FNBR? - MichaelNoland's comment - last accessed on 2017-12-16
    "There is no mouse acceleration or smoothing in FNBR."
  14. Epic Games - v6-00 Patch adds Custom Controller Bindings - last accessed on 2017-8-27
  15. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up
  16. Fortnite Dev Update - 3D Audio
  17. Cannot save settings due to: Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted system file ... vraudio dll
  18. https://www.purepc.pl/rozrywka/wkrotce_beta_gears_of_war_5_znamy_wymagania_sprzetowe_na_pc#comment-586406
  19. Updating microcodes guide
  20. - GRAPHICS CARD SUPPORT CHANGING FOR PC {{{title}}} - last accessed on 2019-08-10
  21. Microsoft DirectX 12 coming to Fortnite - last accessed on 2019-11-18
  22. Easy Anti-Cheat
  23. Updated Fortnite PC requirements - last accessed on 2021-06-06