While Fortnite is only getting better graphically, it’s great for all players, but it’s also changing what systems it can run on.
Fortnite Chapter 4 looks impressive in Unreal Engine 5 and brings new options to make the game even more beautiful while mowing down your enemies. Shadows are now more detailed and ray tracing has been added to increase the fidelity of the world. However, if you are used to running Fortnite on a PC running Windows 10, we have news to share.
Starting with this new season, the official requirements to play Fortnite on PC are either Windows 10 or 11. These are the only officially supported operating systems. While this means you can still run Fortnite, future patches will explicitly target Windows 10/11, so it’s likely they won’t work for Windows 7/8.
Epic Games justifies this change in more detail and writes:
As Fortnite continues to evolve, we need to make support changes to expand our technology and expand the game to fulfill our vision of Fortnite’s future. With older operating systems, the growing risk of security threats and the lack of modern features we rely on mean that we are spending more and more development time on workarounds instead of investing that time in the game itself.
Epic Games also adds that there is another option that will allow you to play the game regardless of your system and that is through NVIDIA GeForce NOW. This works as a streaming service, and they already have a place on the official Fortnite site to walk you through how to use it.
This means that while you’ll have trouble trying to play Fortnite natively, there is an option to still play it the way it’s meant to be played.
In better Fortnite news, there appears to be a flamethrower weapon in players’ future.
https://twinfinite.net/2022/12/fortnite-chapter-4-season-1-wont-run-pc-not-up-date-windows/ Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 1 will not run on PC if not up to date on Windows