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Fortnite on PC will need a DirectX 11-supported GPU for Season 10

When the game's next season rolls around, older graphics cards will no longer be compatible with the battle royale shooter.

If you're playing Fortnite on PC but you're still rocking an older gaming rig, the time to upgrade may be approaching, after Epic confirmed that starting with Season 10, a DirectX 11-supported graphics card is going to be a minimum requirement moving forwards.

Technically, DirectX 11 support (which was introduced back in 2011) has always been a minimum requirement for the game, although older graphics cards were still supported, however, that will no longer be the case when Season 10 gets started in the next few weeks.

"While a DirectX 11-capable graphics card has always been one of Fortnite's system requirements, we've kept support online for players with older graphics cards - so they could keep playing," Epic wrote in a statement.

"However, when Season 10 begins, Fortnite will no longer be compatible with these older graphics cards. This allows us to focus our development and testing efforts to further optimize the Fortnite experience for all players."

Season 10 is due to start soon, probably at the end of July or start of August, and when it does, those on PCs with outdated graphics cards are going to be left behind. If that's you, do you think it's time to make that long-overdue upgrade?


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