If you are extremely excited to play the Fortnite Battle Royale, then you should at least know if your computing device can handle it. As you might have heard, the Fortnite title from the Epic Games is not a simple or light in any means of gaming. It is in fact, one of the most demanding battle royale game titles to date. Not to mention that it is an online game. So in this article, we will tell you the system requirements for Fortnite. Cross your fingers and hope that your rig can suffice for this online game.
- 1 System Requirements for Fortnite
- 2 System Requirements for Fortnite on Android
System Requirements for Fortnite
The system requirements for Fortnite are pretty simple. But as simple as they come, they are neither cheap nor weak. Computer hardware nowadays is impressive and even monstrous to an extent. But they do not come cheap.
We are not here to talk about specific hardware and their prices. But let me clarify that if your device is in the lower end, you will be greatly disappointed. This includes not just the internal hardware but also the appropriate keyboard and gaming mouse. But if you are willing to upgrade or already have plans to upgrade, then you can use this guide to buy your next gaming machine.
Minimum System Requirements for Fortnite on Windows
Here is the minimum and the recommended system requirements for Fortnite on Windows. You can use this as a reference when you build your next PC.
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64bit or Mac OSX Sierra
- CPU: Intel Core i3 4xxx 2.4 GHz
- GPU: Intel HD 4000
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- HDD free space: 16 GB
- DirectX – DirectX 11.0
Recommended System Requirements for Fortnite
- OS: Windows 10 64bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz
- GPU: NVidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon 7870 2GB VRAM
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- HDD/SSD free space: 20 GB
- DirectX – DirectX 11.0
These are generic system recommendation. As a matter of fact, the operating system should not much of an issue. As you may have noticed, the majority of the Windows machines nowadays are in 64bit architecture already given that you have the 4GB minimum RAM. No 32bit PC or laptop can use the 4GB or higher RAM.
Also, the hard drive or the HDD seldom comes below the 500GB nowadays. Surely there are still 250GB HDD available out there, but that should belong to really old machines.
So if your machine has low free space, just delete the unnecessary videos and other unwanted files to make room for the Fortnite game. This is also applicable if you are using an SSD as they often come in low storage capacity due to price range.
System Requirements for Fortnite on Android
I think it is important that we should include the mobile version for the Fortnite Battle Royale. We all know that the Android version has been a hit as well. Although still in beta, it is still a demand for many mobile gamers.
As a matter of fact, the Fortnite on iOS has just made an impressive profit only within its first three weeks from release. If that is not enough indication, then I don’t know what else is. So here are the system requirements for Fortnite on Android.
Minimum System Requirements for Fortnite on Android
- Android 5.0 Lollipop and above
- ARM64 with NEON and Floating Point Render Targets (FPRT) support
- At least 3GB of RAM or higher
- OpenGL 3.1 or newer (GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher)
Recommended System Requirements for Fortnite on Android
The recommended system requirements for Fortnite on Android are tracing a blurred line for now. If you have been in the news lately about the Fortnite release on Android, there are only a handful of handsets that got current support.
Some future support for other Android devices has also been announced, but they are probably just around 10% or even lower in quantity. Anyway, here is the list of devices that got included in future support when Fortnite is released from the beta version.
- Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4
- Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL,
- Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V
- Essential: PH-1
- Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10
- LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+
- Nokia: 8
- OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6
- Razer: Phone
- Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2
- ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11
If you find your device among the listed supported ones, then you are lucky. Majority of Android devices are just left behind. Unlike with PUBG and Rules of Survival, the Fortnite is a bit demanding and picky with device support.
Now that you know the system requirements for Fortnite, do you think your machine can handle it? If you are not sure, tell us your CPU rig, we could give you some ideas or input in choosing the right settings and all.
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