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Fortnite Next-Gen PC Specs UE5: Minimum & Recommended

Find out if your gaming rig is up to the task of using Fortnite's next-gen graphics features from Unreal Engine 5.1 with the minimum and recommended PC specs.
Fortnite Next-Gen PC Specs UE5: Minimum & Recommended

With the release of Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1, Epic Games has delivered next-gen graphics features thanks to Unreal Engine 5.1, taking Fortnite to the next level. It is available on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. For the latter platform, gamers will need to know the Fortnite next-gen specs required.

This article explains the minimum and recommended PC specs for the Fortnite next-gen graphics features, so you know if your gaming rig has what it takes to take advantage of Nanite, Lumen, Virtual Shadow Maps, and Temporal Super Resolution (TSR).

Update on 2 February 2023: We've updated this article to reflect the latest information on the next-gen Fortnite PC system requirements (specs) so you know exactly what type of gaming rig you need.

Fortnite Next-Gen PC Specs: Minimum & Recommended

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With Nanite, buildings are rendered from millions of polygons in real time. (Picture: Epic Games)

If you want to run Fortnite with Nanite enabled on your gaming rig, which brings highly-detailed architectural geometry to the island, you will need quite a powerful PC to run it well. Those who meet the Nanite recommended requirements shouldn't have any issues with the rest.

Epic Games have outlined the minimum PC specs to run Nanite in Fortnite. First, Windows 10 (version 1909.1350 or newer) with DirectX 12 is required. Alternatively, Windows 11 users should have no issue.

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Fortnite has never looked better with the next-gen Unreal Engine 5.1 features. (Picture: Epic Games)

Below, check out the minimum and recommended PC specs for Fortnite's next-gen Unreal Engine 5.1 features.

Fortnite Next-Gen Minimum PC Specs:

  • GPU: NVIDIA Maxwell-generation cards or newer or AMD GCN-generation cards or newer.
  • Latest graphics drivers
  • OS: Windows 10 version 1909.1350 or newer, with support for DirectX 12 Agility SDK or Windows 11
  • Direct X version: DirectX 12

Fortnite Next-Gen Minimum PC Specs:

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or AMD: Radeon RX 5700 or newer.
  • Latest graphics drivers
  • OS:  Latest Windows 10 version, with support for DirectX 12 Agility SDK or the Latest Windows 11 version.
  • Direct X version: DirectX 12

As you can see, the recommended PC specs to run Nanite and other Fortnite next-gen graphics features are quite demanding, starting with a powerful RTX 2080.

It is important to note that at the time of writing, DLSS is disabled in Fortnite on PC, so don't expect a performance boost for this feature. The reason is simple: Epic Games needs to test DLSS alongside Unreal Engine 5.1 features to ensure things work properly.