Fortnite System Requirements
Can I Run Fortnite?
To understand whether your gaming PC can run Fortnite, please check the minimum and required system requirements below. You will also need to know what specifications your gaming computer has, to find this, please refer to our system spec guide here.
We are currently building a piece of software that will be able to analyze and instantly provide your system specs, so watch this space.
Fortnite Game Details
- Release Date: 25th July 2017 (PC)
- System Requirements: Low - Medium
- Genre: Battle Royale
- Developer: Epic Games & People Can Fly
- Publisher: Epic Games
Fortnite has quickly gained momentum to become the most popular battle royal style game, in just two years it has grown to more than 250 million users worldwide and across multiple platforms including PC, Xbox, Playstation, iOS, and Android. As a free-to-play game, it is available for anyone to download and currently generates money through in-game purchases such as battle passes. The game takes the building element of Minecraft with the FPS of Left 4 Dead to create a truly unique game where you can create ramps, walls, and platforms in an effort to out-maneuver your opponents.
Similarly to Player's Unknown Battlegrounds a.k.a PUBG you are dropped into a map with 99 other players to battle it out. However, unlike PUBG, winning doesn't just come down to who has the best accuracy, building mechanics are a strategy in their own right.
Fortnite: Minimum Requirements
Fortnite: Recommended Requirements
- CPU: Core i5 2.8GHz
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- HDD: 16GB Free Space
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870 or equivalent video card with dedicated memory of 2GB or higher VRAM.
- OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or Windows 10 64-bit
- DirectX: Version 11 or better
Optimal Hardware Suggestions
Fortnite system requirements are quite basic. Utilizing the unreal engine as well as choosing to use more 'animated' graphics than that of its competitors helps keep the barriers to entry quite low. To run Fortnite smoothly, you will need Windows 7 64-bit or higher, and the CPU should be at least an Intel Core i3 processor with 4GB RAM or an AMD equivalent being a Ryzen 1st generation CPU or a Ryzen APU. On the GPU front, a simple integrated GPU would suffice such as Intel HD 4000 or Vega 8 or 11 graphics. Otherwise, a GPU which has at least 2GB VRAM, so GPUs such as the RX570 or 1050TI are more than capable of running Fortnite, however, you would need to lower the video settings in-game.
What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?
If you are looking to build or upgrade your gaming PC to run Fortnite, we recommend the following specifications:
- CPU: AMD APU (2400G / 3400G)
- RAM: 8GB DDR4
- GPU: Integrated GPU from Ryzen APU
You can check out our $400 build as well as our $500 build which would crush Fortnite. Honestly, Ryzen's APUs are fantastic for budget gaming. But of course, as a budget build, they will limit you. If you have a little more money to spend, then we would definitely recommend something like the $500 build which includes Ryzen's 2nd generation 2600 CPU and a 4GB RX570 GPU.