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How to Make Fortnite Run Better on Mac – Increase FPS (2019 Update)

If you ever tried playing Fortnite Battle Royale on a Mac device, for example, a MacBook Pro you might have experience low FPS or feel lag while playing the game. This can course a significant drawback for playing the game as your opponents will have an advantage.

However, there is a rescue!

Here’s a guide on how you can increase your FPS and get a more smooth experience while playing Fortnite!

The game mode has gained extreme interest ever since it was released as Early Access on July 25, 2017. The game is actually very optimized for being not a final release yet, much more than for example PUBG when that was released.

Fortnite System Requirements

First, so to make a in depth guide we have to start with requirements for the game. To be more exact for Mac users. Actually the minimum specs are the same as for Windows, except for the the operative system. Here is what you should have at least:

  • Intel HD 4000
  • Core i3 2.4 Ghz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Mac OS X Sierra (or above)

Having more than these will greatly increase your performance in game.

There is much you can do except getting better hardware like mention above. Here’s some steps you can take, to make it run better. Some settings requires more work than others to set up, and its up to you how important the game experience is for you!

1. Get Boot Camp (Windows) for your Mac

Yes, you didn’t read that wrong! We don’t mean getting a windows computer, but to use the Windows Operative System (OS).

Do this if you are really serious about to bump up the FPS on your Mac, otherwise go straight to step 2.

Most games runs better on Windows and you can actually use both Mac & Windows OS on your Mac at the same time quite easily. Apple provides a program called Boot Camp that let you install Microsoft Windows on your Mac. Install Fortnite on your Windows partition, you change whether you want to use Mac or Windows when you start your computer.

2. Set All Settings to Low

Fortnite still looks great a low settings and if you want to boost your game, you have to sadly sacrifice some of the visual effects. This depending on how good your Mac is obviously, but you can probably have anti aliasing and post processing on medium our higher as this doesn’t effect your FPS as much.

3. Use Fullscreen Mode

Many use windowed or windowed full screen mode. Don’t do that! Use Fullscreen only, this will greatly increase the performance as your computer will have an easier time handling the game. 

4. Set Audio Quality to Low

You might wonder, how can audio quality help my FPS? Actually we have seen many reports it does. However, it seems to be a really minor buff. But if you really are looking into maximizing your outputs, do this as well. 

4. Don’t Run Any Programs in the Background

Don’t run unnecessary applications in the background. Close everything you wont be using before starting the game. Of course, if you enjoy playing with music or using a VoIP application like Discord you can have it on. Just remember to minimize the current programs active. 

If you are using Discord it might be a good idea to optimize a little by going into User settings and unchecked Hardware Acceleration in the settings.

There you go!

If you do all this you will grantee have a better performance than before! After you are done, just make sure you restart your computer before going in game. Hope this guide have helped you and feel free to share it. 

Good luck!