Fortnite updated with DX12: more performance on higher-end PCs

DX12 version of Fortnite will have more performance thanks to Epic Games new optimizations.

Published Wed, Nov 20 2019 10:19 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Epic Games is pushing out an update for Fortnite that will provide more performance for gamers with higher-end hardware, with the game getting DirectX 12 support.

Fortnite updated with DX12: more performance on higher-end PCs |

Fortnite's new update will include DX12 support that will see "higher and steadier" frame rates, with Epic Games offering up better CPU performance and better distribution of 3D rendering tasks across multiple cores.

Epic isn't finished with the DX12 optimizatrions in Fortnite, with the developer promising to continue "adding features to Fortnite that are made possible by DX12. Allowing players to opt into DX12 before these features are added will give us valuable information in our development efforts and help us shake out any bugs".

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