Out of video memory in Fortnite? Don’t worry! Although it’s very, very frustrating, you’re definitely not the only person to experience this issue!

Thousands of players have recently reported the very same issue. More importantly, you should be able to fix it pretty easily…

Try these fixes

Here’s a list of fixes that have resolved this problem for other Fortnite players. 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. Check If your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Fortnite
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Modify your graphics card settings
  4. Reinstall Fortnite and install the latest game patch

Fix 1: Check If your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Fortnite

This issue may occur if your PC fails to meet the minimum system requirements for Fortnite. We’ve listed the system requirements for Fortnite below. All the information is from the official website of Fortnite.

  • The minimum system requirements for Fortnite:
Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-bit or Mac OS X Sierra
Processor: i3 2.4 Ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000

As we all know, it’s never the ideal way to play Fortnite with a PC which just meets its minimum hardware requirements. So we also list the recommended system requirements for Fortnite below.

  • The recommended system requirements for Fortnite:
Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor: i5 2.8 Ghz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM

If you’re not sure whether your PC meets the system requirements for Fortnite or not, just follow the instructions below to check the basic specs of your PC:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog. Type dxdiag and press Enter. Click Yes if you’re prompted for permission.

  2. Under the System tab, you can check the information of the operating system, processor, memory, and DirectX version on your PC.
  3. Click the Display tab to view the information of your graphics card.
You may need to upgrade your graphics card if your PC fails to meet the minimum system requirements of Fortnite.
If your PC meets the system requirements for Fortnite but this error appears, try the next fix, below.

Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

An outdated or corrupted graphics driver can also trigger the out-of-video-memory error. If your PC meets the system requirements for Fortnite but this error persists, you need to update your graphics driver to see if you can resolve this issue.

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

Manually update your graphics driver – 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 graphics driver automatically – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics 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.

Launch Fortnite to see if this issue persists after you update your graphics driver to the latest version. If this error disappears, congratulations! You’ve resolved this issue.

Fix 3: Modify your graphics card settings

If this issue reappears after you update your graphics driver to the latest version, try modifying your graphics card settings to see if you can fix this issue. Here is how to do it:

Modify NVIDIA graphics card settings:

  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 the Control Panel.
  2. View the 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.

Modify AMD graphics card settings:

  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 the Control Panel.
  2. View the 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.

Modify 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 the Control Panel.
  2. View the 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 the game again to see if you can play it without the out-of-video-memory error. If this error reappears, you may need to reinstall Fortnite and install the latest game patch.

Fix 4: Reinstall Fortnite and install the latest game patch

If none of the above fixes resolves this issue, try reinstalling Fortnite and installing the latest game patch. 

  • To reinstall Fortnite:

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher. On the left panel, click Library. On the right, click the gear button on the lower-right corner of Fortnite.
  2. Click Uninstall to uninstall Fortnite.
  3. Download and install Fortnite again.
  • To install the latest game patch:

The developers of Fortnite release regular game patches to fix bugs. It’s possible that a recent patch has triggered this issue, 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 this issue has been fixed. If it hasn’t, or there was no new game patch available, you may need to contact Fortnite support team for help.

Hopefully one of the fixes above resolved this issue for you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave your comment below.

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