Fortnite to require DirectX 11 capable GPU for PC version beginning with Season 10

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Epic Games has just announced that Fortnite will soon require a GPU that supports DirectX 11 on Windows. This change in system requirements will happen when the game’s Season 10 kicks off in the next couple of weeks.

“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,” the Fortnite team explained today.

DirectX 11 was launched at the end of the Windows Vista era, so the graphics API is now more than a decade old. With its cartoonish graphics, Fortnite isn’t the most demanding game out there, and it’s actually playable on a low-specced device such as Microsoft’s Surface Go. The game crossed more than 250 million registered players earlier this year, and you PC gamers can download it for free from the Epic Games Store.

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