There’s no doubt that Epic Games’ Fortnite has been an enormous success. It’s currently one of the most popular games in the world, especially with younger audiences. Let’s see the best settings for Fortnite.
The game is pretty well optimized, but there are still many things you can do to increase the performance by huge margins. Here is our Fortnite optimization guide!
Best Settings For Fortnite: PC Settings
As we also mentioned in our PUBG optimization guide, you need to optimize your PC a little first. If you have a laptop, then set the “Battery Mode” to “High Performance.”
Also, make sure you have the latest GPU drivers, and you have updated your Windows to the latest version.
Do you have a GPU from NVIDIA? Then follow the guide below.
- Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to Manage 3D Settings
- Select the tab Program Settings and find Fortnite. If you can not find it, click on Add and find it there. (try running the game first and close it down again before doing this)
- Set Maximum pre-render frames to 1
- Set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (if applicable)
- Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
- Set Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
- Set Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
- Disable Vertical Sync
- Enable Thread Optimization
- Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
- Apply the changes and navigate to Adjust desktop size and position
- Check the checkbox Override the scaling mode set by games and programs and click on Apply.
Best Settings For Fortnite: Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization
Now it’s time to disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization. Here are the steps:
- Open the start menu and type Windows Update settings and click on the search result for it.
- Click on Advanced Options
- Click on Delivery Optimization
- Make sure that Allow downloads from other PCs are off.
You should disable OneDrive if you’re not using it. Right-click on the OneDrive icon on your taskbar and click on Exit.
Optimizing Game Settings
- Launch Fortnite and click on Battle Royale.
- Go to the Settings menu by clicking on the three lines at the top right corner of the screen and then the gear icon.
- We recommend that you set Window Mode to Fullscreen.
- Set the Frame Rate Limit to Unlimited
- Ensure 3D Resolution is 100.0%. It’s better to just lower your Display Resolution above this setting than to adjust this setting.
- Set View Distance to Epic. You can lower this if you want extra performance. This setting does not affect players.
- Set Shadows to Off
- Set Anti-Aliasing to Off
- Set Textures to Medium and adjust accordingly to your liking. If you have good FPS, then you can increase this setting and vice versa.
- Set Effects to Low
- Set Post Processing to Low
- Set Vsync to Off
- Set Motion Blur to Off
- Save the settings and exit Fortnite
If you happen to use Discord, then ensure that you optimize it as well to boost your FPS in all games while Discord is running.
- Open Discord and go to the User Settings page
- Open the Appearance tab and uncheck Hardware Acceleration
Best Settings For Fortnite: Optimizing Google Chrome
You can also turn off hardware acceleration in Google Chrome, so that background applications executed by Chrome do not consume too many resources when you’re playing.
- Open Google Chrome and go to the Settings page
- Scroll all the way down and click on the Advanced tab
- Again, scroll all the way down and make sure that Use hardware acceleration when available is turned off
- Relaunch Google Chrome and close it again
Clean Your Temporary Files
- Press start and search after %localappdata% and press Enter
- Open the Temp folder
- Press CTRL + A to select all files in the folder
- Press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete these temporary files. Skip the ones it can not delete.
- Now empty your recycle bin
You can also use CCleaner – the free version will do the trick.
After you’re finished optimizing your PC and Fortnite, make sure to restart your PC.
Let’s start with your video settings.
There are a few different sub-sections within the video settings, so let’s go through each individually, starting with the display settings.
- Window Mode: Fullscreen – You always want to use fullscreen mode as it will make Fortnite run faster, decrease input lag, and increase your FPS. You see, using either of the windowed modes could cause problems with your mouse alignment.
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (16:9) – Most monitors are 1920 x 1080 so I recommend using this since it’s the resolution that Fortnite will look best on. You could use 1600 x 900 to get more FPS, but your game will look slightly worse. These resolutions aren’t stretched as the aspect ratio is 16:9 and you can follow this guide to using a stretched resolution in Fortnite.
- Frame Rate Limit: 240 FPS – This setting will depend on the refresh rate of your monitor. Since I have a 240 Hz monitor, I use a 240 FPS frame rate limit. So you can set it to 144 FPS if you use a 144 Hz monitor and 60 FPS if you have a 60 Hz monitor. Using unlimited can cause stutters and FPS drops, so I don’t recommend using it.
- Brightness: 100% – You want to set this high enough so you can clearly see enemies, even in dark areas. Depending on the brightness settings of your monitor, you may want to set this higher or lower.
- User Interface Contrast: 1x – This merely adjusts the contrast of the user interface and is a personal preference, so use what you find looks the best.
- Color Blind Mode: Off – Colorblind mode used to be important in Fortnite Chapter 1 because certain settings allowed you to see easier into the storm. But as of Chapter 2 they made the storm transparent and easier to see with all settings. So use the colorblind mode and strength that enables you to see colors clearly and differentiate between them.
- Vsync: Off – Vsync eliminates screen tearing by always rendering and presenting a full frame. But Vsync causes input delay and lower frames. So turning off Vsync can give you higher frames and better input response.
- Motion Blur: Off – Motion blur has no impact on your FPS, but some people are very sensitive to motion blur and it can cause nausea. So you should also turn motion blur off.
- Show FPS: On – You want this enabled so you can see your FPS as you play Fortnite to determine whether you need to make any further changes.
- DirectX Version: DirectX 11 – DirectX 11 is the default setting and has been more extensively tested and generally it performs better. But you may need to do some of your own tests to figure out which DirectX version works best for your particular system.
- Allow Multithreaded Rendering: On – Multithreaded rendering splits work across multiple threads and can dramatically improve performance on multi-core processors. But it can cause hitches and lower FPS on weaker and older hardware. I recommend turning allow multithreaded rendering on if your CPU has 4 or more cores.
- Use GPU Crash Debugging: Off – If you experience crashes when playing Fortnite, then you may consider enabling this to help developers track down the root cause of your problem. But enabling it does come at a performance cost, so we’ll turn it off.
- Matchmaking Region: Auto – You want to use the matchmaking region that’s closest to you and gives you the lowest amount of delay (ms). Using Auto picks the server with the best connection.
- Language: System Default – This sets the language of the game. It’s pretty self-explanatory so use your native language for this setting.
- Toggle Sprint: Off – This sets sprint to be an on/off toggle or hold to sprint. Because you don’t want to sprint on a toggle you want this off.
- Sprint By Default: On – Turning sprint by default on sets your default movement to sprint. You always want to be sprinting in Fortnite, so turn it on. All the best Fortnite players use sprint by default and it frees up an extra keybind for you to use for something important.
- Sprint Cancels Reloading: Off – You want to be able to reload when sprinting, so turn this off.
- Auto-Open Doors: On – When this is on you will automatically open doors when you approach them. I like using auto-open doors because if I fail an edit and make a door then my character will automatically go through it and don’t lose time.
- Hold To Swap Pickup: Off – I suggest turning this off because it can make you accidentally swap your current weapon with a weapon on the ground.
- Toggle Targeting: Off – This sets targeting to be an on/off toggle or a hold. I suggest having it off as it will allow you to do quick aim down sites (ADS) shots, which is useful when fighting with a shotgun.
- Mark Danger When Targeting: On – If you ADS when placing a marker, then a danger marker will be placed instead of the default location marker. This is useful for alerting your teammates to danger, so turn it on.
- Auto Pick Up Weapons: Off – Unless you want to automatically pick up weapons when you move over them, turn this setting off.
- Auto Sort Consumables To Right: On – When on, consumable items such as heals and shields will be placed by default in your rightmost empty slot. I recommend turning this on since you usually want your consumables placed on the right.
Hopefully, these settings will help you to play a glitch-free Fortnite. If you are a professional player too these settings will be helpful for you.