How to reduce Fortnite lag / Fortnite PC optimization

Fortnite has been a hit over the past few months, unfortunately some of us haven’t been able to get the full experience of the game either due to lag, ping and fps drops.

Today i’m sharing how you can get the best out of Fortnite on any type of PC you use … either High-end or Low-end

PC Config

For you to make this work you have to optimize your PC to make sure it has enough resources to run. If you have a laptop, then set the “Battery Mode” to “High Performance”. Also make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPU and you have updated your Windows to the latest version.

If you have a GPU from NVIDIA, follow the steps below

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to Manage 3D Settings
  2. Select the tab Program Settings and find Fortnite. If you can not find it, click on Add and find it there. (try running the game first and close it down again before doing this)
  3. Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
  4. Set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (if applicable)
  5. also Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
  6. Set Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
  7. Set Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
  8. Disable Vertical Sync
  9. Enable Threaded Optimization
  10. Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
  11. Apply the changes and navigate to Adjust desktop size and position
  12. Check the checkbox Override the scaling mode set by games and programs and click on Apply.

Turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization

Now it’s time to turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the start menu and type Windows Update settings and click on the search result for it.
  2. Click on Advanced Options
  3. Click on Delivery Optimization
  4. Make sure that Allow downloads from other PCs is off.

Turn off OneDrive

You should disable OneDrive if you’re not using it. Right-click on the OneDrive icon on your taskbar and click on Exit.

Optimizing Game Settings

  1. Launch Fortnite and click on Battle Royale.
  2. Go to the Settings menu by clicking on the three lines at the top right corner of the screen and then the gear icon.
  3. We recommend that you set Window Mode to Fullscreen.
  4. Set the Frame Rate Limit to Unlimited
  5. Ensure 3D Resolution is 100.0%. It’s better to just lower your Display Resolution above this setting than to adjust this setting.
  6. Set View Distance to Epic. You can lower this if you want extra performance. This setting does not affect players.
  7. Set  Shadows to Off
  8. also Set Anti-Aliasing to Off
  9. Set Textures to Medium and adjust accordingly to your liking. If you have good FPS, then you can increase this setting and vice versa.
  10. Set Effects to Low
  11. Set Post Processing to Low
  12. also Vsync to Off
  13. Set Motion Blur to Off
  14. Save the settings and exit Fortnite

Optimizing Discord

If you use Discord, then ensure that you optimize it as well to boost your FPS in all games while Discord is running.

  1. Open Discord and go to the User Settings page
  2. Open the Appearance tab and uncheck Hardware Acceleration

Optimizing Google Chrome

You can also turn off hardware acceleration in Google Chrome so that background applications executed by Chrome do not consume too many resources when you’re playing.

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the Settings page
  2. Scroll all the way down and click on the Advanced tab
  3. Again, scroll all the way down and make sure that Use hardware acceleration when available is turned off
  4. Relaunch Google Chrome and close it again

Clean Your Temporary Files

  1. Press start and search after %localappdata% and press Enter
  2. Open the Temp folder
  3. Press CTRL + A to select all files in the folder
  4. Press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete these temporary files. Skip the ones it can not delete.
  5. Now empty your recycle bin

You can also use CCleaner – the free version will do the trick.

After you’re finished optimizing your PC and Fortnite, make sure to restart your PC.

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