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How to turn on Performance Mode in Fortnite

Fortnite isn’t the most graphic-intensive game on the market. Though the title has low system requirements, getting into a lobby with 99 other players may cause your system to switch to overdrive mode and you may start experiencing frame drops. Considering it isn’t possible to play with a smaller lobby size in public and ranked matches, you’ll need to make compromises elsewhere to increase your FPS in Fortnite.

Most pros prefer keeping their settings low for performance, which makes spotting enemies from a distance easier in the process. If your gaming rig is getting slightly outdated, reducing your settings alone may not do the trick, but your frames while playing Fortnite can still dip during intense situations. 

Epic Games has introduced a new solution for players who want to increase their overall frames-per-second (FPS), though. Performance Mode aims to reduce the load on your CPU and GPU by decreasing the overall memory usage. Players will also have the option to remove high-resolution textures from their game files, allowing them to gain some extra space on their SSDs or HDDs.

Enabling this mode will let Fortnite play smoother than it was before, but you may also notice some visual drawbacks. If you’re all about performance and are fine with sacrificing visual quality in exchange for that fluid gameplay feeling, then you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Here’s how you can turn on the Performance Mode in Fortnite.

How can you enable Performance Mode in Fortnite?

Turning on the Performance Mode in Fortnite is as easy as changing your view distance. 

  • Log into the Epic Games Launcher and start Fortnite.
  • Once you’re on the main menu, you’ll want to click on the menu button on the top right corner and choose Settings.
  • Scroll down until you see the “Rendering Mode” option on video settings and set it to Performance Mode. 
    • Note that the feature is in its alpha stage right now and there are a few minor bugs that will get…