Epic Games adds Performance Mode in Fortnite to boost FPS on PC
In the latest update for Fortnite, developer Epic Games has added a Performance Mode in the game that will allow players to boost FPs in-game on older PC's. The update is currently available only in Alpha and players can find the Performance mode under the advanced graphics option.
The performance mode offers improved FPS in game by lightening the load on old PC's that use less powerful hardware. Performance Mode is launched only for Fortnite's Battle Royale and Creative modes and players will see a prompt that will ask them to try the Performance Mode. Note that Performance Mode can be enabled or disabled at any time.
Performance Mode offers better FPS in-game
Epic Games has put out their data which shows significant improvement in FPS after enabling the performance mode. On an Intel i5-8265U clocked at 1.60 GHz CPU, Intel UHD Graphics 620, and 8 GB RAM, the FPS improved from 24 to 61, and on an AMD A10-5745M APU 2.1GHz CPU, AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8610G GPU and 6 GB RAM, the FPS increased from 18 to 45. Epic ran the game on 720p resolution in both examples.
Players will also be able to opt-out of high-resolution textures that take up a lot of space. To disable high-resolution textures in Fortnite follow these steps-
Open the Epic Games Launcher.
Click on Library.
Locate Fortnite and click on the three dots next to it.
Click on Options.
Check the box next to Use High-Quality Textures.
By disabling high-quality textures, you can get up to 14 GB of free space available for a small amount of in-game quality loss.