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    Just how much faster can Fortnite get? Well, hang onto your butts, because you’re about to find out. Epic Games posted a new blog entry announcing that its hit battle royale game will soon be compatible with DirectX 12-capable graphics cards. That means an increase in performance, along with “features to Fortnite that are made possible by DX12.” It didn’t specify when the patch would go live.

    Yes, Fortnite will become more of a powerhouse

    The company noted that those that take advantage of DX12 will “experience a higher and steadier frame rate.” The reason for this is that DX12 reportedly “delivers better CPU performance and allows for the distribution of rendering jobs across multiple cores.”

    Now the question is which company will take advantage of this first. Well, we’ve got a good idea. AMD confirmed that it’s readying the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2019 driver to take advantage of the incoming patch.

    The company broke down how this update will not only boost Fortnite, but fix a few things:

    • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may intermittently experience loss of display or video signal during gameplay.
    • Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products may experience stutter in some games at 1080p and low game settings.
    • Performance Metrics Overlay may cause stutter or screen flashing on some applications.
    • Toggling HDR may cause system instability during gaming when Radeon ReLive is enabled.
    • AMD Radeon VII may experience elevated memory clocks at idle or on desktop.
    • Performance Metrics Overlay may report incorrect VRAM utilization.
    • Invoking Radeon Overlay may cause games to lose focus or become minimized when HDR is enabled within Windows.

    Those interested in the AMD update can download it at their website. As for the Fortnite DirectX 12 support patch, again, there isn’t a release date just yet. Keep up with updates on Fortnite and tech at PC Invasion.

    Robert Workman
    Robert is a 20-plus year veteran in the video game industry, bringing his gaming and writing skills to the table. Plus he can probably take you in Tekken if he's having a good day.

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