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Fortnite for PC specs changes could see some graphics cards unsupported


Although Fortnite is available across most major platforms including PS4, Xbox One, Switch and mobile devices, PC has consistently been the most popular platform to play the battle royale title. Now however, Fortnite for PC specs changes from Season 10 are going to mean this isn’t as straight forward as PC players are used to.

Fortnite for PC specs update – what’s happening

The Fortnite for PC specs Season 10 change is going to mean certain graphics cards become unsupported for a number of graphics cards, so those who play the game solely on PC could require an upgrade if they’re desperate to continue with Fortnite.

Epic Games communicated the Fortnite for PC specs news on their website with a statement saying “Starting with Season 10, the PC version of Fortnite will require a graphics card capable of running Microsoft DirectX 11,” and that “While a DirectX 11-capable graphics card has always been one of Fortnite’s system requirements, we’ve kept support online for players with older graphics cards – so they could keep playing!”

“However, when Season 10 begins, Fortnite will no longer be compatible with these older graphics cards. This allows us to focus our development and testing efforts to further optimise the Fortnite experience for all players.”

Hopefully many won’t be affected by the Fortnite for PC specs Season 10 update, being that most modern systems are fitted with cards that support DirectX 11. If you’re one of the players affected the alternative is either to upgrade your GPU (not my preferred option by any means), or jump into the Fortnite mobile version. PC users are able to check out the Microsoft support page which details which PCs are up to scratch to run Fortnite after Season 10 launches.

In the meantime, carry on with Season 9 and worry about Season 10 when we have a release date.

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