Fortnite

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Fortnite
Fortnite cover
Developers
Epic Games
People Can Fly[1]
Publishers
Epic Games
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows Early access
macOS (OS X) Early access
Fortnite at Wikipedia

Key points

The game is comprised of two game modes; a free-to-play PvP mode (Battle Royale) and a pay-to-play PvE co-op campaign (Save The World) currently in Early Access.

General information

Official website
Official forum
Official support
Unofficial wiki
Patch Notes

Availability[edit]

An Epic account and the Epic Games Launcher is required to run the game.

Version differences[edit]

Fortnite Battle Royale[edit]

The popular free-to-play 100-player PvP mode of the game.
This mode was originally in paid Early Access for two weeks before it was released as a free-to-play mode on the 26th of September 2017.[2][3]

Fortnite Save The World / Standard Edition[edit]

The original mode of the game; a PvE co-op campaign in Early Access. Epic is currently charging for the mode, but the intention is to make the mode free-to-play when it is released in 2018.[4]
The Standard Edition includes the PvE co-op campaign, 7 pinata packs, and 4 in-game icons.

Deluxe Edition[edit]

Includes everything the Standard Edition includes, along with the Starter Hero Pack and additional in-game items, consumables, and cosmetics; some of which are exclusive.

Essential improvements[edit]

Improve frame rate[edit]

Playing in fullscreen mode can boost the frame rate, improve frame pacing, and prevent drops that might occur in windowed fullscreen mode.
Configure the game to run in Fullscreen mode through the in-game settings.[5][6]
The replay system and Nvidia Highlights can also decrease FPS.[citation needed]
Disable replay system through the in-game settings.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\FortniteGame\Saved\Config\WindowsClient

Video settings[edit]

Video settings
Video settings
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used by default.
Can cause FPS drops; play in Fullscreen mode to improve performance.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, protanopia, and tritanopia.

Input settings[edit]

General settings
General settings
Key bindings
Key bindings
Controller settings
Controller settings
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Disabled by default.[7]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Choose between four presets: Combat Pro, Builder Pro, Old School, Quick Builder. or make you own custom mappings.[8]
Controller sensitivity
Adjustable for both Combat & Building
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Button prompts flicker between KB/M and controller

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Always enabled alongside subtitles.
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Brazilian Portuguese
French
German
Japanese
Korean
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Turkish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
100 Versus, Co-op
Battle Royale: 100-players PvP mode.
Save The World: 4-players PvE co-op campaign.

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11 Support for DirectX 10 is intended to be removed in a future patch.[9]
Metal support
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Anti-cheat Easy AntiCheat, BattlEye

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
DirectX 10 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7870
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Official system requirements
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
Metal compatible[10]
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Official system requirements

References

  1. Epic’s Fortnite Still Exists, Now At Bulletstorm Dev - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - last accessed on 2017-11-30
  2. Epic Game's Fortnite - Announcing Fortnite Battle Royale - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  3. Epic Game's Fortnite - Fortnite Battle Royale goes free for everyone on Sept. 26 - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  4. Fortnite UPDATE - When is Save The World free? Epic Games gives PS4, Xbox One latest - last accessed on 2018-07-14
    "We’re still looking at a 2018 free release for ‘Save the World.’ Epic tried to be really generous with the content in Early Access packs, and there have been events and items that exclusive to this Early Access period already!"
  5. Verified by User:Skwirl1 on 2018-01-09
    Username comes from Discord server.
  6. Verified by User:Aemony on 2018-07-15
    Option to play in fullscreen mode is accessible through the in-game settings menu. No need to edit the config manually.
  7. Reddit - /r/FortNiteBR/ - Is mouse acceleration actually on in FNBR? - MichaelNoland's comment - last accessed on 2017-12-16
    "There is no mouse acceleration or smoothing in FNBR."
  8. Epic Games - v6-00 Patch adds Custom Controller Bindings - last accessed on 2017-8-27
    "many options added to make you own custom configuration."
  9. Fortnite Forums - Hardware compatibility and performance issue - last accessed on 2018-07-15
  10. Fortnite Support Center - What are Fortnite's minimum and recommended specifications? - last accessed on 2018-07-15
    "Mac computers must support Metal API."