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System Specs & Requirements for Fortnite on PC, Mobile, and Mac

Before booting up Fortnite, it’s important to know what are the system requirements just to make sure if the game will run smoothly. 

Fortnite is currently one of the most played online games. With the number of players being introduced to the battle royale rising, it’s not an exaggeration to say that every gamer in the world today knows about Fortnite, even if it was on a shallow level. Perhaps the best thing about Fortnite is how accessible it is. Gamers can play it on just about any type of operating system there is, although one would argue that some are better choices than others. Developed by Epic Games, Fortnite is a collection of two games: Fortnite: Save The World and Fortnite: Battle Royale. Save The World mode, sadly, is only available for PC, MacOS, Xbox One, and PS4/5. Meaning, it’s not available for mobile users. At the very least, the battle royale is available on just about every platform there is. But the question is: what are the specs that you need to know about before booting up your Fortnite account?

Playing Fortnite On PC

First off, PC players will need to check if they meet the system requirements for Fortnite. The game itself isn’t very demanding, but should a player’s system requirement not be up to snuff, it’s no question that they’ll experience frame rate issues or lag. The checking aspect is pretty easy to do, thankfully. All they have to do is go to their Windows search bar and type ‘dxdiag’, then click ‘OK’. Afterward, they’ll have to hover over the System tab where they’ll be greeted with their PC’s Operating System, Memory, and Processor. From there, they should be able to have a look and compare Epic’s notes concerning the recommended specs that they ought to have before starting up their Fortnite account. Down below are the minimum and recommended system requirements for PC users who are planning to play Fortnite.

Recommended System Requirements for PC

Operating System (OS) At least a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU with 2 GB VRAM or Nvidia GTA 660
RAM At least 8GB
Processor Core i5 2.8 GHz

High-end GPUs from Nvidia, particularly the ones in the RTX family tend to be the best for Fortnite. But they cost is not cheap and there are low budget graphics cards for Fortnite you can also consider.

Minimum System Requirements for PC

Operating System (OS) At least a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Graphics (GPU)


Intel HD 4000
Processor Core i3 2.4GHz


Playing Fortnite on Mac

Epic Games has become much more Apple-friendly as of late, but due to the ongoing litigation between both companies, Epic decided to no longer update Fortnite on Apple devices which includes iOS and MacOS. Make no mistake, it’s still possible to download Fortnite on Mac devices, but Apple users will no longer be able to join in on playing the latest season or take advantage of cross-platform play where players could play against PC, Android, and console players. This means that gamers that play on a Mac or an iOS device will only be able to play against other players that are also using an Apple device.

With that out of the way, the next thing to know is what specifications Fortnite needs when running on a Mac. Thankfully, Epic has provided tons of information regarding both the minimum and recommended requirements. For those who are on a budget or don’t find the need to upgrade their Mac, then they’ll most likely be interested in the minimum requirements. While recommended requirements offer a more optimal experience for the players.

Recommended System Requirements for Mac

Operating System (OS) MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 7870 or DX11 GPU equivalent
Processor Core i5 7300U 3.5GHz


Minimum System Requirements for Mac

Operating System (OS) MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 or newer
Graphics (GPU) Intel Iris Pro 5200
Processor Core i3 3225 3.3GHz


Playing Fortnite on Mobile

Playing Fortnite on a mobile phone is a fairly straightforward process. Since most phones these days are capable of playing the usual gacha games and online MOBAs, playing Fortnite on a mobile device isn’t all that mind-blowing. Most Android phones will be able to launch Fortnite right off the bat. So long as they have an Operating System of Android 8.0 or higher that’s 64-bit, 3GB worth of RAM or higher, and an Adreno 530 or Mali-G71 MP20 GPU, then they should be good to go.

For iOS devices such as the iPhone, players will need to keep in mind that they have to have at least the iOS 11 update which is the basic requirement for playing Fortnite. Some of the compatible devices for the update include the iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, X, and all of the Plus model variations. No doubt that the newer models of iPhones that will be released down the line will also be compatible as well.


Fortnite is just about on every platform at this point and with the addition of cross-play support (RIP Mac and iPhone users though), almost every gamer has a Fortnite account or at least knows about the Fortnite battle royale in some shape or form. It’s great to see Epic taking the steps to make their game as accessible to the public as possible. One can only hope that other online games would also take the necessary steps to share it to other platforms besides the PC. What do you think about the range of platforms that Fortnite is available on? Let us know down below.

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