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Epic Games
People Can Fly[1]
Epic Games
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
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Key points

The game is comprised of two game modes; a free-to-play PvP mode (Battle Royale) and a pay-to-play PvE co-op campaign (Save The World) currently in Early Access.

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official Discord server
Official support
Unofficial wiki
Patch Notes


An Epic account and the Epic Games Launcher is required to run the game.

Version differences[edit]

Fortnite Battle Royale[edit]

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 the 26th of September 2017.[2][3]

Fortnite Save The World / Standard Edition[edit]

The original mode of the game; a PvE co-op campaign in Early Access. Epic is currently charging for the mode, but the intention is to make the mode free-to-play when it is released in 2019.[4]
The Standard Edition includes the PvE co-op campaign, 7 pinata packs, and 4 in-game icons.

Deluxe Edition[edit]

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.

Essential improvements[edit]

Improve frame rate[edit]

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[5][6]
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]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store

Video settings[edit]

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)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, protanopia, and tritanopia.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by default.[7]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Choose between four presets: Combat Pro, Builder Pro, Old School, Quick Builder. or make you own custom mappings.[8]
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
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
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 settings[edit]

Audio options
Audio options
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Always enabled alongside subtitles.
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
3D Headphones HRTF in options.[9] (Resonance Audio.)[10]
Many users report decreased spatial awareness with HRTF on, including worse footsteps positioning.[citation needed]


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[edit]

Stuttering/FPS issues[edit]

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).[11] [12]
Microcode versions in the system can be checked in HWINFO64, microcode versions of the motherboard - in BIOS/UEFI.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Support for DirectX 9 and 10 was removed in patch v10.00.[13]
Beta support for DirectX 12 was added in patch v11.20.[14]
Metal support
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Resonance Audio Vivox for voice chat
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat, BattlEye [15] Fortnite uses both of them (not simultaneously)

System requirements[edit]

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.
Official system requirements
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[16]
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Official system requirements


  1. Epic’s Fortnite Still Exists, Now At Bulletstorm Dev - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - last accessed on 2017-11-30
  2. Epic Game's Fortnite - Announcing Fortnite Battle Royale - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  3. Epic Game's Fortnite - Fortnite Battle Royale goes free for everyone on Sept. 26 - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  4. 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! [note: The release date has been pushed to 2019 since this announcement.]"
  5. Verified by User:Skwirl1 on 2018-01-09
    Username comes from Discord server.
  6. 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.
  7. 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."
  8. Epic Games - v6-00 Patch adds Custom Controller Bindings - last accessed on 2017-8-27
    "many options added to make you own custom configuration."
  9. Fortnite Dev Update - 3D Audio
  10. Cannot save settings due to: Easy Anti-Cheat: Untrusted system file ... vraudio dll
  12. Updating microcodes guide
  13. - GRAPHICS CARD SUPPORT CHANGING FOR PC {{{title}}} - last accessed on 2019-08-10
  14. Microsoft DirectX 12 coming to Fortnite - last accessed on 2019-11-18
  15. Easy Anti-Cheat
  16. Fortnite Support Center - What are Fortnite's minimum and recommended specifications? - last accessed on 2019-10-17
    "Mac computers must support Metal API."