Fortnite

Microsoft DirectX 12 Coming to Fortnite

11.18.2019
By The Fortnite Team

UPDATE (December 15, 2019)

We have temporarily disabled the DirectX 12 beta. Thank you for participating — we've gained valuable information. We're going to make some improvements and re-open the doors in early 2020.



As technology evolves, so does Fortnite!

The PC version of Fortnite currently requires a graphics card capable of running Microsoft DirectX 11. In v11.20, however, you’ll have the added option to play the PC version using Microsoft DirectX 12!

By using DX12, PC players with high-end GPUs may experience a higher and steadier frame rate. This is because DX12 delivers better CPU performance and allows for the distribution of rendering jobs across multiple cores.

In the future, we plan on adding features to Fortnite that are made possible by DX12. Allowing players to opt into DX12 before these features are added will give us valuable information in our development efforts and help us shake out any bugs. 

If you’re interested in helping us test DX12, please jump in and give the new option a spin. 

Thank you for your continued support!