Epic Games have announced that they are rolling out new updates for Fortnite. With the new 11.20 version, the PC version of Fortnite will support Direct X 12. This is coming on the heels of the Fortnite Chapter 2 update, which brought in loads of new features to the title, including a new map. The current Fortnite requirements on PC are DirectX 11, but this will change once Epic has addressed the issues with running DirectX 12.
According to a blog post from Epic Games, “By using DX12, PC players with high-end GPUs may experience a higher and steadier frame rate. This is because DX12 delivers better CPU performance and allows for the distribution of rendering jobs across multiple cores.”
The support of DirectX 12 means that the games will now have higher frame rates. The battle royale from Fortnite needs higher frame rates for shooting and with this update, the game will run smoothly. Epic Games has urged gamers to test out the API when the 11.20 update is rolled out so that they can fix bugs before adding some more features.
Windows 10 PC’s have DirectX by default, but you can check which version you have by checking out this Windows support page for more information.