Matt Pryor
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Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7 To Include Upgraded PC Graphics

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Learn what Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7 has to offer from a graphical perspective.


Five days stand behind Fortnite players worldwide and Chapter 2 – Season 7, the game’s latest massive overhaul and update. The anticipation has taken on a life of its own, most of which indicates a futuristic theme of sorts. While Fortnite fans will have to wait until June 8 for the new season, Epic Games released a blog post today regarding the new graphical enhancements due in Season 7. PC players will have an entirely new experience when the new season launches.

Upgraded Visuals in Patch v17.00

A Fortnite player in a white costume shoots a rifle at other players in a car.

Epic Games has committed to improving the aesthetic appeal of Fortnite specifically over the last few months. That effort continues in Season 7 for Fortnite players who use the “Epic” and “High” graphical presets. Those who want to max their graphic options will notice clearer storm visuals and improved explosion, fire and Slurp effects. Here is the complete list of upgrades players can expect per Epic:

  • Improved Storm and cloud effects
  • Enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid (cooler-looking explosions, fire, and Slurp effects)
  • Improved post-processing features for bloom and lens flares
  • Improved shadow quality
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It’s worth noting that Low, Medium and Performance Mode settings won’t change in Chapter 2 – Season 7.

Hardware Requirements

Since Epic is improving Fortnite’s graphics, the hardware requirement has changed as a result. The following specifications are what you would need to maximize Epic settings:

  • 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

As a quick refresher, Epic Games provided the minimum and recommended specifications to run Fortnite once the new season arrives:

Recommended

  • 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

Minimum

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

Be sure to test out these new Epic settings if you have the proper hardware. It’s just one of many considerable perks included in the latest Fortnite season.

Featured Image: Epic Games

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