Fortnite Upgrades Visuals for PC in V17.00

Time for some better visuals.
Time for some better visuals. Epic Games

For most video games, the arrival of a new season means the introduction of new content, bug fixes, and performance improvements. But Epic Games is taking things to the next level with Chapter 2 Season 7 of Fortnite, which arrives next week through v.17.00 update. The main improvement that players can experience is the upgraded visuals for PC.

The Fortnite Team revealed that the changes are focused on Epic and High settings. In particular, players will notice that the improved storm and cloud effects make for a new experience not only in battle royale but also in Creative modes. There are improved simulations for liquid and smoke as well.

Other cool changes include better post-processing features for bloom and lens flares. In fact, even shadow quality has been enhanced.

Exciting as all these may be, the Epic setting needs higher device specifications to offer optimal performance. High setting, meanwhile, is going to be equivalent to Epic settings before v17.00. For both Low and Medium settings, they remain the same even in the new update.

Updated PC Requirements

The specifications for Epic quality are:

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
  • 4 GB VRAM or higher
  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Take note that the specifications mentioned above are different from the recommended specifications:

  • Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Here are the minimum specifications:

  • Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

What to Expect in Season 7

While no official start date has been announced for Season 7, Season 6 is expected to end June 8. That means the new season should begin sometime next week. In Season 7, players can expect the arrival of aliens to the game. Read more about that here.

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