Best Fortnite Graphics settings for Gaming and FPS

Fortnite is the most played battle royale, competing with popular games like PUBG and DOTA 2. Getting the best performance and gameplay advantage while playing Fortnite can determine if you will win or lose.  The Video Settings of Fortnite can be optimized to increase your performance and reach the max FPS to improve your gameplay. If you have Nvidia graphics cards, you can do some more optimization as well.

These performance optimizations are especially useful when your system is struggling to get the FPS you need. The best-case scenario is for your FPS to be the same as your Refresh Rate.

Best Performance In-Game Settings For Fornite 

Launch Fortnite from Epic Games, click the Menu icon on the top right, select Settings, and open the Video tab to change the in-game video settings. I will guide you step-by-step in setting your system up for maximum performance in Fortnite

Fortnite settings

Display/Video Settings

Window Mode: Fullscreen.

Full Screen is the best choice for pretty much every game. The more you can see, the better. This is especially evident when you are looting and spotting enemies in Fortnite.

Display Resolution: Use your monitor’s resolution

Using your monitor resolution is the best choice since it will give you the best advantage for both performance and gameplay.

Frame Rate Limit: Same as your monitor refresh rate.

This is the FPS cap. Keep it at the same rate as your monitor refresh rate or slightly higher. By doing this you will get lag-free performance in Fortnite.

Note: Using max FPS does give you a gameplay advantage only if your system can take it. Max frame rate might cause overheating problems if your system isn’t cooled properly or if you are using a laptop.

Quality: Ignore this setting

We will be editing each option manually to get max performance in Fortnite, so there’s no need to fuss over this setting.

best performance settings for Fortnite

3D Resolution: 100%.

I recommend not to change this setting unless you cannot even reach at least 30 FPS. Decreasing the value below 100% may give you faster performance at the cost of blurred textures.

The visual effect of 90% is the lowest you should ever go. After that game becomes crappy with blurry textures and barely playable.

View Distance: Far or Epic

The View Distance setting doesn’t affect player models but it does affect regular objects such as chests, loot, planes, rifts, etc. You should keep this setting as high as possible since you will get a gameplay advantage in spotting loot and chests in Fortnite. After all, information and strategy are key to winning any battle royale game.

Shadows: Off.

Shadows are just unnecessary distractions while playing. They can also hinder your ability to spot players so it’s best to just disable this setting.

Anti-Aliasing: Off.

Shadows and Anti-Aliasing have a big impact on the FPS out of all the settings. I recommend turning them off and enjoying a more lag-free max performance in Fortnite.

Textures: Medium or High.

This setting depends mostly on the VRAM (Memory size of your Graphics Card). So choose according to the info below:

  • 2GB Graphics choose low or medium.
  • 4GB Graphics Should Choose Medium Or High
  • 6GB or Higher Should Go with EPIC

You can reduce Textures to low, but I suggest keeping it at Medium or High for a better gameplay experience. Besides, gaming should be fun!

Effects: Low.

This only adds extra visual effects and you can disable it to get more FPS in Fortnite.

Post Processing: Low.

These settings create visual effects on your screen that may hinder your vision and cause distractions. I suggest disabling them.

Vsync: Off.

This only causes lag and limits your FPS. It’s best to just disable it.

Motion Blur: Off

This setting should always be off regardless of what game you’re playing.

If your graphics card supports DirectX 12 then go for it. It is by far the best when it comes to performance settings for Fornite.

Allow Multithreaded Rendering: On.

This setting should always be on as it allows the game to use all the CPU cores to get the best performance in Fortnite.

This is all you can change in Fortnite in-game settings. Apply the changes. And restart the game for all changes to take effect.

Nvidia GPU  Max performance Settings for Fortnite

Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to Manage 3D Settings as shown below:

best performance settings for Fortnite Nvidia
  1. Select the tab Program Settings and find Fortnite. If you can not find it, click on Add and locate it there.
  2. Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
  3. Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
  4. Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
  5. Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
  6. Disable Vertical Sync
  7. Enable Threaded Optimization
  8. Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
  9. Apply the changes
  10. Disable the in-game overlay in the Geforce Experience panel

I hope this Fortnite Guide has been informative for you and thank you for reading.

Remember to share it with fellow Fortnite gamers so that it can also help them get the best performance in Fortnite.

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