Want to improve your FPS in Fortnite? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It’s pretty easy! After reading this article, you should be able to play Fortnite with a smooth gaming experience!

Try these tips

Here’s a list of tips that have helped other players improve their FPS in Fortnite. You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

  1. Install the latest Fortnite patch
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Optimize your graphics card settings
  4. Optimize in-game settings
  5. Set Fortnite to High priority
  6. Change the power plan of your PC
  7. Adjust your Windows system for the best performance

Tip 1: Install the latest Fortnite patch

The developers of Fortnite release regular game patches to fix bugs. It’s possible that a recent patch has lowered your FPS, and that a new patch is required to fix it. You can follow the instructions below to check for the latest Fortnite patch:

  1. Run the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. On the left panel, click Library. On the right, click the gear button on the lower-right corner of Fortnite.
  3. Turn on the toggle next to Auto update.
  4. Restart the Epic Games Launcher.
  5. If a patch is available, it will be detected by the Epic Games Launcher and the latest Fortnite patch will be automatically downloaded and installed when you launch Fortnite.

Run Fortnite again to check if your FPS increases. If the FPS is still the same, or there was no new game patch available, move on to the next fix, below.

Tip 2: Update your graphics driver

You can also enjoy a better gaming experience if you update your graphics driver to the latest version. Many Fortnite players have reported that the FPS in Fortnite improves after they update their graphics driver to the latest version.

There are two ways to update your graphics driver: manually and automatically.

Update your graphics driver manually – You can update your graphics driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the latest driver for your graphics card.

Be sure to choose the driver that’s compatible with your exact graphics card model and your version of Windows.

OR

Update your drivers automatically – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics card driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

All the drivers in Driver Easy come straight from the manufacturer. They‘re all certified safe and secure.
  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click Update next to your graphics card to automatically download the correct version of its driver, then you can install it manually. Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. You get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).
    You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
    If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Tip 3: Optimize your graphics card settings

Modifying your graphics card settings is another essential step to improve the FPS in Fortnite. Just follow the steps below to modify your graphics card settings:

If you’re using NVIDIA graphics card:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open Control Panel.

  2. View Control Panel by Large icons

  3. Select NVIDIA Control Panel to open it.

  4. Click 3D Settings and select Adjust image settings with preview. Then select Use my preference emphasizing and drag the slider to the left.

If you’re using AMD graphics card:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open Control Panel.

  2. View Control Panel by Large icons

  3. Select your AMD Radeon Settings to open it.
  4. Go to Gaming > Global Settings. Then modify the settings the same way you see on the screenshot below.

If you’re using Intel graphics card:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Then type control and press Enter to open Control Panel.

  2. View Control Panel by Large icons.

  3. Select Intel Graphics Settings to open it.

  4. Click 3D to open the 3D settings.

  5. Click Scan to add Fortnite to the application list.

  6. Modify the settings the same way you see on the screenshot below.

  7. Click Apply to save the settings.

Run Fortnite again to see if the FPS increases. If not, don’t worry. Try the next fix, below.

Tip 4: Optimize in-game settings

You may need to reduce in-game graphics to ensure that Fortnite runs smoothly, especially when your PC fails to meet the recommended system requirements. Here is how to do it:

  1. In Fortnite, click the menu button on the upper-right corner, then click the gear icon to open the game settings.

  2. Modify the video settings of the game following the screenshot below to gain the maximum performance. Then click Apply to save the changes.

Run Fortnite again to see if your FPS in Fortnite increases. If not, try the next fix, below.

Tip 5: Set Fortnite to High priority

Try setting Fortnite to High priority in Task Manager to see if the FPS in Fortnite increases. Here is how to do it:

  1. Launch Fortnite.
  2. On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager. You will be prompted for permission. Click Yes to open Task Manager.
  3. Navigate to the Detail tab. Right-click the process related to Fortnite (FortniteClient-Win64-Shipping.exeFortniteClient-Win64-Shipping_EAC.exe and FortniteLauncher.exe) and select High.

  4. Run Fortnite to see if the FPS in Fortnite improves. If the FPS is still the same, try the next fix, below.

Tip 6: Change the power plan of your PC

The FPS in Fortnite may drop if the power plan of your PC is Power saver or Balanced. Most PC are configured to Balanced, which may limits the operating capacity of your graphics card and CPU. To increase the FPS in the game, try changing the power plan of your PC to High performance. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type powercfg.cpl and press Enter.

  2. In the pop-up window, expand Hide additional plans and select High performance.

Launch Fortnite to see if the FPS in the game improves. If not, try the next fix below to adjust your Windows system for the best performance.

Tip 7: Adjust your Windows system for the best performance

If necessary, you can try adjusting your Windows system for the best performance to improve the FPS in Fortnite. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Type control and press Enter to open Control Panel.
  2. In Control panel, type advanced in the search bar on the upper-right corner. Then click View advanced system settings.
  3. In the pop-up window, click Settings… in the Performance section.
  4. Select Adjust for best performance and click OK.

Run Fortnite again to see if the FPS in the game improves.

Hopefully one of the tips above helped you increase the FPS in Fortnite. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave your comment below.

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