Fortnite is designed to run well on a wide variety of PC hardware so that as many players as possible can board the Battle Bus and play. To play Fortnite at its best on PC, we recommend the following system specifications.

Recommended System Requirements

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 or equivalent DX11 GPU
Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM
Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

Minimum System Requirements

Video Card: Intel HD 4000 on PC or Intel Iris Pro 5200 or equivalent AMD GPU on Mac
Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit or Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

Mac computers must support Metal API. Check if your Mac supports Metal here.

Note: Fortnite no longer supports Nvidia cards on Mac.

If you just meet the minimum system requirements, Fortnite will run on your machine, but probably not on the highest settings. Reducing the graphics settings in Fortnite and disabling background apps will help.

How to verify your PC or Mac meets system requirements

PC:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type System Information and press Enter.
  3. Go to the System Summary to view and review your operating system, type of processor, and amount of memory. Make sure these meet or exceed the requirements list above.
    Example:
    Fortnite requires a Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz and the system information file shows a Core i7-7600U 2.8GHz, which meets (and exceeds) the minimum system requirements.
    System summary
  4. Click the + sign next to Components to expand the list.
  5. Click Display to show your video card(s). 
  6. Review your video card(s) to ensure the minimum requirements are met.
    Example:
    Fortnite requires an Intel HD 4000 and the player’s file shows a Nvidia GeForce 940MX, which meets (and exceeds) the minimum system requirements.
    Check your video cards
  7. If you meet the requirements to run Fortnite but are having trouble use our troubleshooting articles here.

Mac:

  1. Clicking the Apple icon in the top left corner and select About this Mac:
    About this Mac window
  2. Compare your macOS version, Processor, Memory and Graphics to the Fortnite system requirements. 

As an example with the above Mac:

  • macOS: 10.15.4
  • Processor: Intel i9 2.4 GHz 
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M

This Mac exceeds the requirements to run Fortnite as it as a higher version of macOS, a faster processor, more memory, and a good enough video card.