The graphics quality is reduced as you might expect, which is still an experimental feature
Fortnight has a new hardware mode that makes Battle Royal run more smoothly on older hardware.
Although the new feature is now in the game – at least for Bottle Royale and Creative modes – it is still recognized as an alpha action and experimental change, so keep in mind that it still needs to work.
However, even if these frame rate boosts do not come out of thin air, the theory is that older or cheaper spec PCs can run the game with better performance levels.
https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/homeFortnite’s performance mode trades some visual quality to reduce stress on the processor and graphics card and to reduce memory usage, all of which can enhance improved performance.
In the case of the example provided by Epic, which tests the mode on laptops with integrated graphics, the frame rates double (actually higher) when playing Fortnight in 720p.
Test case with Intel Core i5-8265U CPU and Intel UHD graphics 620 (notebook with 8GB of system RAM) shows that Fortnight typically works at 24 fps (frames per second) and improves to just 61 fps after performance mode (increased to 2.5).
That means day and night, which means that this low notebook now offers a frame rate of over 60 fps, which is widely regarded as the standard for sensitive gaming.
The Target Game
Despite the visual trade-off, as mentioned, being able to easily track and target the enemy is a very important thing for gamers who do not have the power of hardware, otherwise it is very worrying.
Legendary Notes: “Users running older hardware have to switch to the recommended mode to experience the game. Performance mode can be enabled or disabled at any time through the game-settings menu and game restart. ”
Another change with the enabling Performance mode is the ability to avoid high-resolution textures, which saves you up to 14GB of drive space (FortyNight installs at least 17GB and removes all optional bits). However, if you are working at lower resolutions such as 720p, there is no difference in turning on performance mode by skipping these textures.
Keep in mind that the 90GB loaded by Fortnight was not installed long ago, so the game is definitely drive space friendly and spike friendly.