|Developer||People Can Fly|
|Engine||Unreal Engine 4|
The paid-for product Fortnite provides two distinct modes: access to Fortnite Battle Royale (which is also available as a separate free-to-play title) and the cooperative player-versus-environment "Save the World", which is unique to the main Fortnite game.
The "Save the World" mode is described as a co-op sandbox survival game and is about exploration, scavenging items, crafting weapons, building fortified structures, and fighting waves of encroaching monsters. Tim Sweeney, Epic's founder, described the game as "Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead". The game plays in a third-person perspective and cycles between managing one's resources at a safe home base, and then going out on missions to complete quests as to collect resources and obtain rewards to advance the game's story.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GenreAction, Battle Royale, Building, Multiplayer-Focused, Survival
Characteristics1st Person, 3D, DRM: Online Connection Required, Early Access, Large Scale Multiplayer, Micro-Transaction, Online Multiplayer, PvE, PvP, Season Pass, Team-Based
Availability and Pricing
Computersstarting at US$0
Mobilestarting at US$0
Consolesstarting at US$0
Specs for Minimal levels of performance in Fortnite
Most software developers publish system requirements, and while they're accurate, they can be difficult to interpret; not everyone's comfortable with the jargon employed and older components are often referred to long after they've left the market.
Here are current specs for pre-built machines capable of handling Fortnite.
|for Minimal performances|
|Processor (a.k.a. CPU)||
Intel Core i5-4308U or better
||Alternative CPU Options|
|Video Card (a.k.a. GPU||
||Alternative GPU Options|
|Memory (a.k.a. RAM)||4 GB or better||8 GB|
Sadly, there are also no predefined standards for performance; some developers have very high standards while others can be a bit optimistic so your mileage may vary.
Ready-to-Order Ultra-Compacts Meeting these Specs Prices range from ∼ US$1638 to US$1638, accessories included.
The following Ultra-Compacts meet the minimal system requirements set by Fortnite's developers. So it should run the game, but you might need to lower visual quality for an enjoyable experience.
Each product below was checked recently for rebates and availability from retailers located in Canada or which at least makes importing easy.
Apple Mac mini (2.8GHz) from US$910;
~$1638 with accessories
The Mac Mini is one of the most compact stationary computers out there; roughly the size of a CD Walkman (remember those?)... Read More about the MGEQ2LL/A
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performance in FortniteMeets minimal requirementsProcessor: Intel Core i5-4308UGraphics: Intel Iris Graphics 5100Memory: 8.00 GBStorage: 1 TBDimensions: 19.70 x 19.70 x 3.60 cmWeight: 1.20 kg
detailed info 2019-02-15 07:12:16, EST as of
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Wonder why you get better systems than requested?
That's because TekAdvisor looks for devices which will at least satisfy the demands for the best price without filtering over-performers. For instance: If 3-stars or even 5-stars systems are available in the same price range as 1-star options, I'm pretty sure you should consider the better-performing options as well.
The results above are the 1 systems offering the best bang-for-the-buck among the cheapest catalogued systems capable of running Fortnite at the specified level of performance or better.
Narrow down your search
Looking for a specific kind of device?
Were you looking for a laptop instead? You can focus your search on a specific kind of device with the options below:
Looking for a different performance level?
The systems above meet Fortnite's minimum requirements. It might run a little slow in some areas, and you might need to disable or lower some options for an enjoyable experience.
You can look for something with more oomph by picking another performance level below: