Specs and System Requirements for a Fortnite Gaming PC

Specs and System Requirements for a Fortnite Gaming PC

Fortnite is one of the most popular multiplayer video games released in the last 6 years and is, by relation, one of the most accessible being on PC, console, and even mobile phones and tablets. Of course, playing Fortnite on PC gives you a generally better experience over console or mobile systems. But, this broad adoption means fairly light system requirements to play Fortnite on PC with systems from as far back as 2012 able to run it.

You don't have to have the latest modern system to run Fortnite on max settings; any of Nvidia's RTX 30 series or AMD’s RX 6000 series can run at high or max depending on the resolution and refresh rate. However, Fortnite's focus is more CPU intensive and can demand more from integrated graphic solutions.

This article reviews what hardware makes the best gaming PC for Fortnite and game settings to optimize your experience. 

Best Gaming PCs for Fortnite

Here are some of the best ways to get into playing Fortnite on PC on a budget or a mid to high-end experience. 


Getting into Fortnite on PC for a small budget is doable. A popular option for Fortnite is to run on integrated graphics for a playable 35-70FPS and upgrade to a dedicated graphics card later. The best option in our current PC lineup would be our Apex Bronze and its integrated graphics capability to produce around 50-70 frames on low settings for 1080p monitors.

Mid Range

A great mid-range gaming PC for Fortnite would feature a dedicated GPU and slightly stronger CPU for more performance at 1080p and 1440p capabilities. A great option would be our Apex Platinum due to its wide adaptability and price point for parts. You can expect over 100 FPS on low to medium settings on 1080p monitors and even more significant differences if you upgrade your GPU past the stock GTX 1660 super.

High End

For the highest end Fortnite gameplay experience, you don't need the latest and greatest hardware unless your displays require significant power and bandwidth. Stated on the Epic Games website, you only need an RTX 3070 and a recent generation Intel or AMD CPU released from 2018 or onwards. This makes our 50% Apex Build 27843 a viable option for under $2,000 for max graphical settings on 1080p and other 1440p monitors. 

Minimum & Recommended PC System Requirements to Play Fortnite  

Recommended Fortnite System Requirements

Video Card: Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU

Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM

Processor: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz, AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, or equivalent

Memory: 16 GB RAM or higher

Hard Drive: NVMe Solid State Drive

OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit

Minimum System Specs for Fortnite

Video Card: Intel HD 4000 on PC; AMD Radeon Vega 8
Processor: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit

Epic (Max) Quality Specifications

Video Card: Nvidia RTX 3070, AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, or equivalent GPU

Video Memory: 8 GB VRAM or higher

Processor: Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x or equivalent

Memory: 16 GB RAM or higher

Hard Drive: NVMe Solid State Drive

OS: Windows 10/11 64-bit

Overall, Fortnite can be played on a range of accessible computers and laptops ranging from integrated graphics to dedicated power house gaming machines.

Fortnite PC FAQ

Here are some common questions people ask when looking to download Fortnite on their systems. 

Is Fortnite Demanding On PC?

Fortnite is not very demanding on most PCs. Integrated graphics options may see the least performance compared to most gaming PCs, but still should function above a 30 FPS threshold.

Can I Play Fortnite On A Laptop?

Laptops make games like Fortnite entirely accessible for some of the smallest price points that laptops provide. Gaming laptops, like PCs, offer designated and integrated graphics options which contribute to the overall performance when playing on different settings. 

Summary of Gaming PCs for Fortnite

Whether you are playing on a laptop or high end desktop, Fortnite is playable on a majority of hardware that enables a wide community of gamers to play on multiple devices. 

At Apex Gaming PCs, we are committed to keep all of our custom prebuilt gaming PCs to meet the minimum to recommended requirements to run Fornite on 1080p, 1440p, and 4k monitors. Whatever your hardware requirements, we hope to be of service at Apex!

Written By William Wilson
Photos: Pavan Bhakta & Dylan Lam

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