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Best Fortnite Settings for Maximum FPS and Visibility

Best Fortnite Settings for Maximum FPS and Visibility

Competitive gamers will use everything in their toolbox to gain an advantage over their opponents. Aside from having top-of-the-line hardware, there are many graphics settings, both in-game and out, you can change to improve performance and visibility. In this guide, we’ll look at some of those settings for the most famous battle royale game on the market: Fortnite. Here are the best Fortnite settings for maximum FPS and visibility.

Best Fortnite settings for maximum FPS

Here are the best Fortnite graphics settings for maximum FPS:

Graphics Options

  • Quality Presets: Low
  • 3D Resolution: 100%
  • View Distance: Near
  • Shadows: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: Off
  • Textures: Medium
  • Effects: Low
  • Post Processing: Low

Advanced Graphics

  • VSync: Off
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Show FPS: On
  • Rendering Mode: DirectX 11
  • Allow Multithreaded Rendering: On
  • Use GPU Crash Debugging: Off
  • Latency Markers: On
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On + Boost
  • Latency Flash: Off
  • DLSS: Off

What should you set the Frame Rate Limit to in Fortnite?

What about the Frame Rate Limit? You should set your Frame Rate Limit to the highest stable FPS that your computer can keep. A popular choice for players using high-end computers is 240 FPS. 

If you use FreeSync or NVIDIA G-Sync technology, you will want to limit your FPS to whatever your monitor refresh rate is, minus three. So, if your monitor refresh rate is 144 Hz, you’d want to cap your Frame Rate Limit at 141 FPS. Doing this ensures your FPS will never go to 144 and above, which would cause G-Sync and FreeSync to toggle and cause screen tearing. You can manually set a custom maximum frame rate in the gameusersettings.ini file in the following directory: 

AppData\Local\FortniteGame\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\

After changing the FrameRateLimit field to your desired setting, change the file to read-only. You can do this by right-clicking the file, going to properties, and checking the read-only box under Attributes on the General tab.

Best Fortnite Settings for Visibility

You can change a few settings to increase your in-game visibility—how easily you can see enemies and objects. We’ll focus on the in-game resolution, as well as color blindness and digital vibrance settings.

What resolution should you use in Fortnite?

Fortnite runs best in fullscreen mode, according to our testing. The in-game tooltip even says that the game will run slightly faster when compared to windowed fullscreen and windowed mode. 

There are a few different resolution options, and many Fortnite professional players prefer a stretched resolution. A popular competitive resolution for Fortnite is 1680×1050. The stretched resolution makes the game appear more zoomed in, which can drastically help your aim and focus. Not only that, but you may also get higher or more stable FPS because of fewer pixels rendering on-screen. 

Best Color Blind Modes in Fortnite

There are three good colorblind modes in Fortnite, which may help visibility even if you are not colorblind:

Tritanope 10

  • Brightness: 50%
  • Color Blind Mode: Tritanope
  • Color Blind Strength: 10

Tritanope 10 is perhaps the most popular option for folks who like to play with a color blind mode. The mode is originally designed for people who have blue-yellow color blindness. It makes colors a lot more vibrant and bright, but we recommend turning down the brightness a bit to compensate.

Protanope 5

  • Brightness: 100%
  • Color Blind Mode: Protanope
  • Color Blind Strength: 5-7

Protanope color blind mode is for people who cannot perceive red light. This colorblind mode makes the storm a bit easier to see.

No Color Blind Mode

  • Brightness: 80%
  • Color Blind Mode: Off
  • Color Blind Strength: 0

If you prefer to play with no color blind mode, we recommend changing your digital vibrance setting on your desktop to compensate. You may also want to turn down your brightness to around 80% for less eye strain.

How to change Digital Vibrance in Fortnite

To change your digital vibrance in Fornite, you need to exit the game and head into your NVIDIA (or AMD) Control Panel. Once inside the NVIDIA Control Panel, navigate to adjust desktop color settings and change Digital Vibrance to 80%. You can experiment to see what percent you like best, but we find 80% to be the sweet spot.

How to change Digital Vibrance in Fortnite

After changing and applying your digital vibrance settings on your desktop, you can launch Fortnite. Load into a game, and you should notice a big difference in the colors. Everything is much more “vibrant,” allowing you to see things like the storm eye zone easily. 

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