Epic Announces Upgraded Visuals Similar to PS5, Xbox Series X for PC in Season 7

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Recently Epic Games announced that Fortnite on PC will get a graphical overhaul in Season 7.

Fortnite Season 6 is almost over with only a week left. Fortnite players are currently grinding out the last few levels of their Season 6 battle pass. Others are grinding extra hard to reach their desired battle pass level to get their hands on the special edit styles beyond level 100.

Whenever a new Fortnite season approaches Epic Games takes the hype to the maximum by teasing the new upcoming season with various leaks and teasers. Epic this time took it to the next level recently by releasing a blog post announcing upgraded visuals for Fortnite PC users in Season 7.

Some of these changes include improved postprocessing features, shadow quality, and enhanced graphics. Epic also revealed the new PC system requirements for Fortnite.

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Epic and High Settings Changes:

Starting from Season 7, setting the “Quality presets” to Epic will enable PC players to enjoy some upgraded visual changes. They are-

  •  improved Storm and cloud effects
  •  enhanced simulations for smoke and liquid

In Epic’s word, “What’s that mean? Expect cooler-looking explosion, fire, and Slurp effects!”

These graphics changes will also include improved postprocessing features for bloom and lens flares and improved shadow quality. These effects are similar to the next-generation console graphics that came to Fortnite on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. These visual changes will only affect Battle Royale and Creative mode.

Update PC Requirments:

With the introduction of these improved settings, the PC requirements have also changed a bit. At the start of Season 7, high settings will look like pre Season 7 Epic settings. As described by the blog post, “High settings will become the equivalent of the pre-v17.00 Epic settings“.

But players who use low, medium or performance mode need not worry as they will remain the same, “Low and Medium settings, as well as the Performance rendering mode alpha, will remain the same with the release of v17.00.

Epic Quality Presets specifications:

  • Nvidia GTX 1080, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, or equivalent GPU
  • 4 GB VRAM or higher
  • Intel Core i7-8700, AMD Ryzen 7 3700x, or equivalent
  • 16 GB RAM or higher
  • NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Recommended specifications

  • Nvidia GTX 960, AMD R9 280, or equivalent DX11 GPU
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit


Minimum specifications

  • Intel HD 4000 on PC; Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

With these changes, the new generation of Graphics cards will be able to fully utilize their power but at the same players who play on lower settings will also be able to enjoy Fortnite without any worries.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.