Why having low lag is important
Fortnite is a battle royale game, last man standing wins and killing players while staying alive can be especially difficult if the game lags. It can cause you to miss attacks, get stuck while running, and most likely get killed at the most inopportune moments, like right before you win a match.
Fortunately, the things that cause delays are usually relatively easy and quick to fix. In all, there are about half a dozen different things that can fix and prevent future slowdowns in the game.
Check if you have the system requirements
When running Fortnite on a PC, there are two different system requirements: the minimum and the recommended. The minimum system requirements are the minimums the computer must have to run the game, and the recommended requirements are the best to avoid slowdown.
Here are both:
Minimum system requirements
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Mac OSX Sierra
CPU: 2.4GHz Core i3
Memory: 4GB RAM
Video Card: Intel HD 4000 or better
Recommended system requirements
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
CPU: 2.8GHz Core i5
Memory: 8GB RAM
Video card: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon 7870, or equivalent DirectX 11 GPU
Video Memory: 2 GB VRAM
1.If you’re using the minimum requirements and the other tricks to reduce latency don’t work, consider upgrading your computer if possible.
2.Also make sure the game really lags and the frame rate doesn’t slow down.
It may be the router
Having an unstable or poor internet connection is actually one of the most common causes of lag and can be a quick and cheap or slow and expensive fix. The quick fix is to try disconnecting the router and reconnecting it after 20 seconds to a minute.
If you still experience some delay after that, try prioritizing the wireless connection using a feature the router has called QoS (Quality of Service). By doing this, priorities can be set. Instructions for this installation can be found in the router manual or online.
Possibly the bandwidth
Check the bandwidth to make sure no other programs are using the bandwidth. Programs that run games like Battle.net, GOG, Origin, and Steam may be open and sometimes update other games as you play.
If you’re broadcasting live, try disabling the broadcast and see if the game is less delayed or not. Start streaming again and if the Fortnite lag increases again, the stream may take internet speed.
Try a different region
Fortnite runs on many regional servers and these servers are separated between continents, countries or parts of a country. The game automatically places you in a region that gives the lowest ping, but the ping generally grows when you jump into the game.
However, if your location is far from the in-game car region, Fortnite’s lag will increase.
This can be a simple solution by simply changing the ‘matchmaking servers’ in the game settings. This can help reduce fortnite lag if that’s what’s causing the problem.
There is always a chance that your location will never have a strong connection to the server. It can be a busy time at times and a large number of players makes the servers tense.
A common problem for people who travel is that they are not in the right region. Sometimes people who travel and try to play while in another country or region find that they are still connected to the region they come from, usually where they live.
If you’ve recently traveled, go to the ‘matchmaking servers’ section in the game settings and make sure you’re connected to the correct region.
Double check the installation
Games may not always be installed correctly and it is one of the first things to check that you know your internet is working properly. First, make sure all your files are intact.
To do this, go to Epic Games’ Launcher tab and click “Start.” Then click ‘Verify’ and wait while the program checks that the files are not corrupted or damaged during the download.
If everything was fine, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the game. Before doing this, quit the game and start it again.
Sometimes turning it off for a few minutes or a few hours can reduce the lag in Fortnite. While it’s off, also unplug the router, wait a minute and plug it back in to help restore game performance.
If the game still lags after all these steps, try uninstalling and reinstalling it.
It can be that easy to reduce lag in fortnite and the things that cause lag in the first place. The least you need to do is change your region.
All you may need to do is check the game files, uninstall and reinstall the game, and/or restart the game and the router.