Fortnite Season 7 settings for high FPS and low input lag (NVIDIA / AMD) – The VR Soldier
The new Fortnite season has dropped today and so far it has been nothing short of amazing! Are you ready to compete and play Arena and looking for the best settings to get to the Champs? Look no further because this article will go over the best graphics settings for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 7.
I’ve spent hours obsessed with optimizing various FPS games to increase framerate and reduce input lag to give myself the edge. With the lowest possible settings I’m able to run Fortnite at over 1000 FPS, but that’s overkill because not only does the game look terrible, but there is also something called diminishing returns. After 300+ FPS, there really is no noticeable difference in input lag.
This article will explain my personal favorite settings which always give me over 700 FPS in games and don’t completely degrade the quality of textures and materials in Fortnite.
Enough talk, let’s get into the sauce 🔥:
Best Fortnite graphics settings (Chapter 2 Season 7)
When it comes to windowed mode, we always choose full screen windowed. The reason is that we are running the game in DX12. So if you are running DX12 you want to run in full windowed screen, if you are running DX11 or Performance (Alpha) mode you want to run in full screen.
An important note on the Framerate. There is a common misconception that if you limit your frame rate, you will get lower input lag. It’s wrong, the higher your framerate, the lower the input lag so if you leave it uncapped you will get the lowest input lag.
The problem is inconsistency, if your images go from 240 to 600, your input offset will be inconsistent. The reason most professionals limit their frames is that their input lag will be consistent, which helps keep their shots and movies consistent.
In my case, I’m not a Fortnite pro, I just want to be a quick editor so I need the lowest input lag that’s why I leave my framerate uncapped.
A note on Shadows. While it is true that if you turn off shadows you will get higher FPS, playing without shadows really ruins the look of the game for me. I turn shadows into medium because you won’t notice much impact on FPS, but the game will be a thousand times better. Ultimately, it all depends on your personal preferences, so you can turn it off.
Again, because we’re running in DX12, we want to run full windowed screen, if you’re going to go to DX11 or Performance (Alpha) mode, you definitely want to go full screen.
Regarding Nvidia Reflex Low Latency, I disabled mine. From what I read in Nvidia’s article on Reflex Low Latency, you will benefit from enabling it if you have a weaker graphics card. Because I am using a relatively new 2070 Super, my graphics card is definitely not chomping my system.
If in your case you have an older graphics card or use integrated graphics, I would strongly consider setting Nvidia Reflex Low Latency to On or On + Boost if your processor can handle it.
The rest of the settings are pretty self-explanatory as we’ve optimized them for performance and turned off most of the visual effects.
Now that we’ve covered the game’s Fortnite settings for Season 7, let’s move on to the Nvidia Control Panel settings.
Best Fortnite NVIDIA graphics settings (Chapter 2, Season 7)
As you may have noticed, we’ve turned off all kind of texture filtering, optimization, and anti-aliasing.
As I mention in every tuning video, it’s important to set some parameters to App Controlled. If you already have settings for a specific option on the 3D app, then don’t try to override them in the Nvidia Control Panel, as overriding a few settings like this can cause your game to stutter and fail. .
So if you want to avoid stuttering and issues in the final stages, it is important to have the correct settings in your graphics card driver.
Another note, if you are running the game in DX12, be sure to turn off low latency mode. Additionally, if you have enabled Nvidia Reflex Low Latency in the Fortnite settings, make sure that Low Latency mode is also disabled as these two settings do not “stack”.
If you try to stack Nvidia Reflex Low Latency with Low Latency mode, I guarantee you will end up having FPS issues and stuttering, not to mention inconsistent input lags and delayed edits.
To conclude, the only other thing to mention in the settings of the Nvidia control panel is to set our textures to High quality. This is the one thing we want to have the highest quality at all times, most graphics cards have no problem rendering high quality textures, it is anti-aliasing, shadows and various effects that end up being adversely affect your frame rate.
You’ll be surprised at how much FPS your PC can push with the highest textures enabled. Whenever I hit over 1000 FPS in Fortnite it was always with the textures set to the highest quality.
Hope this article has helped you better understand the various Fortnite settings and helped you improve your FPS!