Saving plenty of money and potentially being far easier on low-spec machines, Fortnite: Battle Royale was a great idea. But for those running on really old hardware, how can they make the most of the opportunity?
Pushing its F2P agenda far early than planned, Fortnite launched its free Battle Royale mode toward the end of September to make the most of the PUBG hype.
Built by Epic Games on their own mega-popular Unreal Engine 4, Fortnite: Battle Royale takes on a cartoony look that performs much better on varying amounts of hardware when compared to the hyper-realistic PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
But framerate is key in any competitive shooter - especially when you only have one chance to survive. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to gain a little extra performance boost when the in-game settings just won't cut it.
Unreal Engine has always been known for versatility and accessibility, but Fortnite: Battle Royale doesn't let you bring the in-game settings to an absolute minimum despite how its graphical options look.
Highlighted by YouTuber LowSpecGamer, you can access its Engine Config file to achieve far better FPS on systems that don't even line up with its minimum requirements. Though you'll obviously have to sacrifice a great deal of visual fidelity.
Achieved by accessing the 'Engine.ini' file found within the 'AppData' folder of your PC, there are plenty of numbers to mess around with here. You can turn off grass completely, reduce the internal render resolution until characters are a blurry mess, and even watch your opponents run 1FPS circles around you by dialling down the draw distance.
Some might offer a distinct advantage in battle, whereas others would put you at a huge disadvantage. Anything for 4 extra FPS though, right? Check out LowSpecGamer's video tutorial down below to have Fortnite: Battle Royale running a little worse on a Celeron or something.