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.
Players will need to opt in to the feature, which can be found in the game’s settings menu, starting on December 15. Epic also advised players to opt-out of using high resolution textures which can be found in the “Fortnite PC Settings Options” menu.
Epic Games has also started to offer in-game rewards for players who get their friends play Fortnite with them. The “Reboot a Friend” program is similar to other referral programs, granting a series of rewards the more matches you play with the lapsed players that you’ve brought back. Maybe they’ll want to come to see how much the game has changed–with characters like Kratos, Michonne from the Walking Dead, and Master Chief in the battle royale.
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