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Best Settings For Fortnite Battle Royale – Fortnite Optimization Guide

By October 13, 2017 No Comments

Fortnite is a solid competitor to PUBG, both being based on the Unreal Engine. Now, Fortnite is gaining a lot of popularity and a lot of streamers quit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to play Fortnite.

While Fortnite is a lot more optimized than PUBG, it’s still in Early Access and there’s a lot of optimizations to be done. You can do a lot as well in order to increase the FPS you’re getting.

Without any further ado, here are the best settings for Fortnite Battle Royale.

PC Optimizations

  1. Optimize the performance settings on PC. Right-click on Computer properties, click Advanced Settings, select Performance and uncheck everything you don’t want
  2. Close all background applications, like for example chrome.exe
  3. Play in Fullscreen!
  4. Optimize your Battery mode by setting it to High Performance if you’re on a laptop.

Here’s a quick optimization guide for people with a NVIDIA¬†GPU.

  1. Go to Manage 3D settings on the NVIDIA Control Panel
  2. Select Fortnite inside Program Settings
  3. Put Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
  4. Put Monitor technology to G-SYNC if the setting is visible
  5. Put Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
  6. Put Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
  7. Put Threaded Optimization to On
  8. Put Vertical Sync to Off

Remove Grass

Yes, you heard right! Even though there’s an option called “Show Grass” in the game, which you can turn off, you will still see grass!

Here’s a short video where you can learn how to remove the grass in the game. It also showcases before and after the tweak, and you can see that it really boosts your overall vision in the game by a large margin.

Here’s the guide on text:

  1. Open your Engine.ini file. It’s typically located at C:\Users\C\AppData\Local\FortniteGame\Saved\Config\WindowsClient
    1. You can just press the Windows button, search for %localappdata% and navigate to the final folder above.
  2. Copy paste this at the bottom of the file:


Save the file and enjoy! You now have no grass distracting you from spotting your enemes. This little tweak boosts your gameplay by a tremendous amount.

Fortnite Graphics Settings

Here are the best settings for competitive Fortnite gaming. Ensure you adjust all your graphics settings in the game accordingly:

  1. Set Window Mode to Fullscreen
  2. Set Display Resolution to your monitor’s native resolution and aspect ratio
  3. Set Frame Rate Limit to:
    1. 60 FPS if you have a 60Hz monitor
    2. Unlimited if you have a 144Hz monitor
  4. Set 3D Resolution to:
    1. 1080p if you have a monitor with a 1080p resolution
    2. Epic if you have a monitor with a resolution higher than 1080p, like for example 1440p or 4K Ultra HD
  5. Set View Distance to any value – We recommend setting it to Epic and you can then afterward adjust accordingly as a lower setting will boost FPS by a little margin
  6. Set Shadows to Medium or Off
  7. Set Anti-Aliasing to Medium
  8. Set Textures to Epic – it’s personal preference so you can adjust accordingly afterward if you’re not hitting your FPS target
  9. Set Effects to Low
  10. Set Post Processing to Low
  11. Set Vsync to Off
  12. Set Motion Blur to Off
  13. Set Show Grass to Off

Click Apply and click yes. You now have the most optimized settings in Fortnite, as of this date!

Extra MacBook Optimizations

  1. Try to install and play Fortnite Battle Royale on Bootcamp. Players have reported that playing in Windows helps boost the overall FPS of the game, but that’s because they can’t find the game settings files on a MacOS system.
  2. Use lower settings (especially texture, shadows and view distance) than the optimized settings below

You now have the most optimized settings in Fortnite, as of this date! If there’s a part of this guide that you feel is outdated, let us know below!

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