You may need to upgrade your graphics card next season.
Fortnite‘s Week 7 challenges are now live, which means we’re quickly nearing the end of Season 9. While there are still a few weeks remaining before Season 10 officially kicks off, if you play Fortnite on PC, you may need to upgrade your rig in order to join the battle next season. That said, the new demands are not especially high–and in fact, it’s more a matter of enforcing the existing requirements.
Developer Epic Games has announced that Fortnite’s effective minimum requirements on PC will change in Season 10. “Starting with Season 10, the PC version of Fortnite will require a graphics card capable of running Microsoft DirectX 11,” Epic wrote on its website. As the developer explains:
“While a DirectX 11-capable graphics card has always been one of Fortnite’s system requirements, we’ve kept support online for players with older graphics cards–so they could keep playing! However, when Season 10 begins, Fortnite will no longer be compatible with these older graphics cards. This allows us to focus our development and testing efforts to further optimize the Fortnite experience for all players.”
A DX11-capable card is not an especially high bar, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble meeting these demands. Keep in mind, you’ve got plenty of other choices of supported Fortnite platforms, too, including Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and iOS and Android mobile devices.