Ever since Fortnite Season 8 launched, there seems to be an increase of complaints from players about poor 'optimization', from lag or frame rate issues - here's how to get the best settings for performance in Fortnite.
Crucial to having a smooth experience on any game, is the frame rate, or frames per second (FPS). This determines how often a new frame appears on screen, which will drastically impact how 'smooth' the gameplay looks.
PC Fortnite players have an array of graphical options to choose from to ensure higher FPS. Although turning everything to the absolute minimum might seem like the obvious choice, some settings are also important for you ability to play the game well, so here's the best settings for both high FPS, and still keeping the quality at an optimum level.
You will notice that 'View Distance' is still on epic, while other settings are turned down. This is because View Distance will directly impact your ability to see opponents and objects at longer ranges.
How to get higher FPS in Fortnite on PS4 and Xbox One
For console, things are a bit simpler. In fact, it's so simple, that there is really only one setting you want to pay attention to.
In the 'Game' tab, ensure that the '60 FPS' option is set to 'on'. This will force the game to prioritize hitting 60 frames per second at all times, ahead of any visual luxuries.
The other major factor in ensuring good performance while playing Fortnite, is of course lag, or in other words, any latency you might experience from the game server. Here's some simple tips to avoid internet lag on PC:
You might also experience lag because your PC's CPU is being overloaded. Use task manager (ctrl+shift+esc) to close any unnecessary applications running in the background - be aware, you will need to keep the Epic Games Launcher running to play Fortnite.
Many of the tips above will also apply to console players too, with exception of a couple:
Hopefully future updates from Epic Games will improve the optimization of the game for all players, but for now, if you're experiencing issues, hopefully some of the above tips will help solve some of them.