What Is Fortnite's Performance Mode and How To Activate It

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The current season of Fortnite has now been released for around two weeks.

The brand new 15.10 update has been confirmed to be arriving tomorrow thanks to Fortnite data miners.


Now, Fortnite has announced a brand new feature coming to PC players with the release of the new update.

'Performance Mode' is coming and here's everything you need to know about it! 


What Is It? 

If you play Fortnite on PC, you are well aware of the inconsistency when running the game.


Frequent FPS drops combined with stuttering from time to time plaques the game.

Now, Fortnite has announced Performance Mode; which aims to relieve all of these issues.

You can check out their new blog post here, but here is what they have noted about Performance Mode. 

Beginning December 15th, we’re launching a new performance mode on all PCs that meet Fortnite’s minimum specifications. Available in Alpha, Performance Mode will be selectable through the in-game settings menu and offers significant performance gains by trading out visual quality to lower memory usage and lighten the load on CPU and GPU. For players already on low scalability settings or less powerful hardware, this mode will allow the game to run better than ever before and maintain a smoother framerate.


Performance Mode is opt-in for most users and will launch with support for Battle Royale and Creative mode only. Users running on older hardware will see a prompt pushing them to the mode to try it out as the recommended way to experience the game. Performance Mode can be enabled or disabled at any time through the in-game settings menu and restarting the game.


As well, they have noted some of the recommended hardware for players looking to take advantage of this new feature: 

While Performance Mode will offer improvements for all users that opt-in, there are certain hardware requirements that can offer a significantly smoother experience. For users on older machines, having the game run from an SSD or providing 6GB of RAM or higher will allow the game to better fit in memory and reduce overall hitches and stutters. A dedicated GPU is not required but will also help balance system load and give a much smoother experience.



How To Activate

According to Epic, it is going to be fairly simple to activate this mode; as all players will need to do is go into the advanced graphics setting within their game.

Then starting tomorrow you should see a new option called Performance Mode!