System Specs & Requirements for Fortnite

Fortnite has joined the ranks of the newly popular battle royale style games. A colorful mix of violence and fun – the game drops you into a map with 99 other players to duke it out. Fortnite sets itself apart not only by its bright environments but its building mechanics. You’ll be creating ramps, walls, and platforms all in an effort to reach, or avoid, your competition.

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As a free-to-play game Fortnite is available for anyone to download. Currently, it’s in-game purchases are devoted to cosmetics and a “battle pass” which allows you to earn prizes as you play. With a colorful art style and face paced fights, Fortnite has quickly gained a following on streaming services like Twitch.  And with no required entry fee, this blast of a battle royale is welcoming to everybody!

Available across multiple platforms, including mobile, Fortnite has set itself apart as a low impact game welcome to all. But If you want to join in on the chaos you have to make sure you meet the Fortnite system requirements.

Fortnite Minimum System Requirements

In order to run Fortnite at a minimum, you’ll need a 2.4GHz processor on Windows 7/8/10 or Mac, 4GB of RAM, and at least an Intel HD 4000 video card.

The minimum specs you’ll need:

  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit + Mac OSX Sierra
  • Core i3 2.4 GHz processor
  • 4GB of system RAM
  • Intel HD 4000 video card

As we said, Fortnite is not a taxing game, so go wild! You can enjoy the chaos at a buttery smooth 60 FPS that will leave you craving more.

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Fortnite Recommended System Requirements

In order to run Fortnite on recommended settings, we suggest a Core i5 2.8GHz processor or greater, 8GB of system RAM, and a 2GB video card such as the Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU.

The Fortnite system requirements for the best performance:

  • Core i5 2.8 GHz processor
  • 8GB of system RAM
  • Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
  • 2 GB VRAM

You’ll find it a bit trickier to meet the system requirements on Mac. If you’re uncertain how to check your Mac’s specs, we have you covered:

  • In the top left of your screen click the Apple icon
  • Choose ‘About this Mac’ from the drop-down menu
  • Select the ‘More Information’ window

Fortnite Mac Requirements

From here you will be able to check on the specifications of your Mac. Additionally, there are some Macs that are better suited than others:

  • MacBook Pro (555 may have issues, 560 is the recommended choice)
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac Pro

Don’t be afraid to play with settings to see what results you can get. If you want to be certain that you’re able to play you’ll want to make sure your Mac has the following specs:

  • Mac OS X Sierra
  • Intel HD 4000
  • Core i3 2.4 GHz
  • 4GB RAM

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Maybe Fornite isn’t the right style for you, don’t worry, we have a collection of games and their needed specs waiting for you. Whether you prefer PC, Mac, or console we have you covered.

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    1. This all depends on your version of Windows and if you are looking for basic specifications or advanced. If you have Windows 7, you can always type in the Windows search box “See basic information about this computer,” or some other related search. I have not used Windows 7 in a long while, so I cannot remember the exact phrase. Just below the result, it should show where it is located – Control Panel, to be exact. Click on that. If using Windows 10, go to “Settings,” click on “System,” and on the very bottom of the list on the left side, you should see “About.” Click on that. In either case, it should give you a pretty comprehensive list of the basics of your PC – your model, the designated name (Which you can change, by the way), your processor, RAM, the Device ID, Product ID, whether you are running a 64-bit (x64) or a 32-bit (x32) version of Windows, and even your current version of your Windows (mine is Version 1809 on Windows 10). If you are looking for a more in-depth description, some people like to go to “Device Manager,” which you can also select through the search box. In that case, you can see EVERYTHING your computer has connected to it, so you may not understand it all. Regardless, from there you can make sure all your drivers are up to date, but you’d have to click on every single part listed individually and select “Update Driver.” I’ve found even keyboards can have driver updates! Hope this helps!

    2. Go to setting in windows (the windows symbol in the lower left corner, then click on settings). Then in the “search settings” search bar at the top, type in “view RAM info”. Hit enter, then you should be able to view your PC’s specs and info.

  1. iam on vecation now and i only carry my laptop
    [lenovo ideapad 520] its has the best performance required…. are u still sure abt this…. can i really play in this?

    1. Hey Joel!

      The Lenovo ideapad 520 is a solid laptop! You’ll have no issues playing Fortnite on this machine. The game is not very hardware intensive.

      Let us know how it goes!


  2. I’m trying to get the least expensive Apple product for my son’s birthday so he can play Fortnite. We have a 2016 iPad Air, MacBook Air, 2019 Fire but it won’t play on any of those. I let him play it on my iPhone 6s Plus but it takes a long time to load and glitches some.

    Rather than just getting a Nintendo Switch that only plays games, I want to get him a product that he can also use for school programs too.

    Refurbished iPad Pro 2018, MacBook Air or Pro? Thank you

    1. I’m glad you mentioned refurbished Mac because that is exactly what I was going to recommend as far as the best value on Mac products. Since they have the same warranty as new Mac products, they are a no brainer.

      Fortnite is really not a CPU intensive game, so it will run well on either the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro. If you’re focused mainly on price and playing that game, then the Macbook Air is a solid choice. It also has an amazing battery life and is lightweight, so that’s great for doing school work.

      The only downside of the Macbook Air is that it’s really not a gaming machine. If your son wants to start playing more intense games, or doing CPU intensive tasks like graphics or video editing, the Macbook Air isn’t going to cut it. The processor in the MacBook Pro is over 2x as powerful as the Air. The Air has a CPU score of 4000 and the Pro has a score of 10,000, which basically represents how much work the CPU can perform.

      So, if your budget allows it and you want a machine that is more future-proof, I’d go with the MacBook Pro. If you want to save money and expect the computer to be replaced in a few years or only ever needed to play lite games like Fortnite, web browsing, and school, then the Air is a solid choice.

    1. go to then make an account then download epic games launcher then install Fortnite. Make sure you have at least 70 gb of disk space.