Fortnite got a big performance and visual boost for early adopters of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but Epic Games wants to share the love with PC gamers as well. The studio behind the battle royale is adding a performance mode on December 15.
“We’re launching a new performance mode on all PCs that meet Fortnite’s minimum specifications,” reads a post on Epic Games’ official site. “Available in Alpha, Performance Mode will be selectable through the in-game settings menu and offers significant performance gains by trading out visual quality to lower memory usage and lighten the load on CPU and GPU.”
Due to the addition of Performance Mode, please note that the patch size of the upcoming v15.10 will be larger than normal on PC for players who have high resolution textures installed (approx. 23 GB).https://t.co/uY3JTQPZwQ
— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) December 14, 2020
Epic Games says that this new mode should help PC players, even those who run the game on the lowest settings possible, enjoy a smoother frame rate.