In-game settings

Let’s take a look at the In-game settings in Fortnite. The place where you get the most out of your options and the best shot at boosting your FPS.

Open your Fortnite and head to the Video Settings. Look at the screenshot below to get a quick view over the best settings. For a more in-depth description of the settings, take a look below the picture.

  • Window Mode

This can allow you to interact with other windows easier, so you can minimise the game to check something else. Might not be as useful on a dual-screen set-up, and as the game explains, “in full screen we can save memory and render slightly faster”.

  • Display resolution

Generally, the lower your resolution, the better your performance will be. If your device supports it, a minimum of 1080p is recommended.

  • Frame Rate Limit

This caps the game’s performance at a certain frame rate, such as 60 FPS or 120 FPS. If it’s something in-between these two, then the varying performance can be off-putting, so many prefer to keep things at 60 FPS.

  • Quality

This is a quick way to set all the below settings at once. We’d recommend ignoring this and tinkering with graphics settings individually.

  • View Distance

The higher this is, the more you can see. Turning this down can give you a performance advantage, but only on slower devices, and in a game where seeing as much as possible is ideal, we’d recommend setting this as high as possible.

  • Shadows

This is a visual-only benefit that can also “allow better depth perception”, according to the game. Unless you have a fast graphics card, turning this down is highly recommended for the performance benefits it brings.

  • Anti-Aliasing

The higher this is, the smoother visuals will be, reducing ‘jaggied’ edges. This can see a hit on performance, so reducing or turning off can see the game run smoother.

  • Textures

These “give flat objects a more detailed appearance”, according to the game. The higher it is, the better objects will look, but doing so requires a more powerful graphics card. Depending on your set up, you could have this on medium or high without a significant impact on performance.

  • Effects

These give more detail in certain superfluous scenarios, such as water. This can be more taxing than most settings changes – such as textures – so it’s recommended you reduce this unless you have a powerful graphics card.