Fortnite recently introduced Performance Mode to the game, which high-level and pro players seem to be loving. Here’s how to enable it and get the most out of the new feature.
Performance Mode is the newest render setting in Fortnite, allowing players on lower-end PCs to get the most out of their hardware without sacrificing FPS. Players on even the cheapest gaming rigs will be able to achieve 144 FPS with this new setting.
If you’ve watched any Fortnite pros stream the game since the update in early February, then you probably notice that their structures look a bit strange. That’s because they’re using the new-and-improved Performance Mode.
Even high-end PCs can benefit from this new setting. Fortnite is notorious for having FPS-drops on PC. Performance Mode will eliminate that issue. Here’s how to use it.
How to enable Performance Mode
You can find the Performance Mode setting under Advanced Graphics in your Video settings. There, you’ll see Rendering Mode, which will be set on DirectX 11 or 12, depending on which one you use.
All you need to do is switch this to Performance (Alpha) and restart your game. When you load in, you’ll be on Performance Mode.
After you jump back into the game, you may notice that it looks blurry. Epic appear to lower your 3D models by default when you first switch, so make sure to bump that back to 100.
You will also want to put your Meshes on High under Graphics. Having this on low limits your ability to see through them, on top of making your walls look like you’re playing on mobile.
Some players are having issues with some assets – including full structures – failing to load in Performance Mode. This could be because of the High Resolutions Texture setting. To turn this off, Navigate to Epic Games Launcher > Fortnite > Three Dots > Options > uncheck High Resolution Textures.
The Texture Quality in-game doesn’t matter very much, so you can keep this on High if your GPU can handle it. In fact, most players find that having Textures on High actually improves their FPS.
Performance Mode won’t make you a pro player overnight, but it will help you get the leg-up in a lot of instances – especially when there’s a lot going on around you. We’ve been using it for a couple of days and have gotten used to the strange “bubble wrap” builds that have become the norm.
The Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 challenges have players scanning servers at a Surface Hub. Here are the locations you need to visit.
21 hours ago
February 25, 2021
One of the Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 challenges requires players to scan a server at a Surface Hub. Here’s where you need to go.
The Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 challenges are here. Most of them are pretty easy to complete, but there’s one particular challenge that might seem strange to you. This challenge requires players to scan a server at a Surface Hub.
You have probably already entered a Surface Hub or two without knowing what it was. These are the underground labs around the map that have something to do with Agent Jonesy and the Imagined Order. They may play a role in the storyline or could be as insignificant as Ghost and Shadow ended up being.
Either way, the Surface Hubs are home to the servers you need to scan for this challenge. Here’s where you need to go.
Fortnite Surface Hub location
There are three possible locations for you to complete this quest: Stealthy Stronghold, Hunter’s Haven, and Colossal Coliseum. We’re be focusing on the first two since the Surface Hub in Colossal Coliseum is more hidden and often more dangerous than the hubs in Stealthy Stronghold and Hunter’s Haven.
The Hunter’s Haven Surface Hub is located on the western side of the POI. You’ll see a small building, pictured above, with stairs that lead far down into the Surface Hub.
The Stealthy Stronghold Surface Hub might be the most well-known and safest since it’s in the corner of the map. The hub sits under the ruins in the center of the POI. When you access either of these Surface Hubs, you’ll want to look for a server, which you can see in the image, below.
All you need to do is scan the server and finish the challenge. You only need to do one of these, so it should be relatively easy to finish.
You can take a look at the rest of the Season 5 Week 13 challenge here. Good luck!
Image Credit: Epic Games
The Hop Rock Dualies are the newest Exotic weapon in Fortnite. Here’s how and where to find them.
2 days ago
February 24, 2021
Epic Games added a new Exotic weapon to Fortnite v15.20: the Hop Rock Dualies. Here’s how and where you can find them.
After the holiday content lull, Epic Games released the v15.20 update. This new patch gave players a lot to discover, including the Predator’s ship, the new Lever-Action Shotgun, and a brand new Exotic in the Hop Rock Dualies.
Dual Pistols have been a fan-favorite Fortnite weapon since they first released. The new version deals a whopping double-70 to the head and 43 to the body. You can two-shot a 200-health opponent if both of your initial headshots land.
How to find the Hop Rock Dualies
You could originally purchase the Hop Rock Dualies from Cole, an NPC that has two possible spawn locations. One of them is on the mountain overlooking Retail Row and the other is at a shack in the southeast portion of the map.
The Hop Rock Dualies cost 500 Gold Bars, which is substantially cheaper than most of the other Exotic weapons in the game.
On February 24, Epic moved the Hop Rock Dualies. They’re now sold by Deadfire, who spawns near the center of the map in the Zero Point area. You can see his spawn location – along with the other Exotic weapons that changed hands – on the map below.
The Exotic effect of the Hop Rock Dualies allows you to jump higher while shooting. As the name suggests, this is the same effect as the Hop Rocks from several seasons ago.
If you can get your hands on them, the new Dualies will be one of the most effective and reliable Exotics in Fortnite. Some of the other Exotics have niche applications. The Hop Rock Dualies can be used from any range.
Now that you know where to find Fortnite’s newest Exotic weapon, hop in there and try it out. It’s well worth the price and could even grant you a Victory Royale.
Fortnite Season 5 brought Exotic weapons to the game to replace Mythics. Here’s where to find all of them.
2 days ago
February 24, 2021
Fortnite Season 5 introduced Exotic weapons to the game instead of Mythics, giving more players access to them. Here’s where you can find them.
There’s no shortage of new mechanics in Fortnite Season 5, with the addition of NPCs, quests, and a whole lot more.
Mythics have returned to the game in Season 5 but in a limited capacity. The only classic Mythic items in Fortnite Season 5 include The Mandalorian’s Jetpack and sniper rifle, both available from the bounty hunter himself.
The other items in the game are classified as Exotics. There’s only one of each Mythic item in each game, but can be multiple Exotic weapons.
You can purchase these Exotic weapons from specific NPCs across the map. Of course, this means you’ll need to save up your Gold Bars to afford them.
Twitter user @MikeDulaimi created an easy-to-follow guide on how to locate all of the Exotic weapons in Fortnite. You can purchase them from NPCs in the areas surrounding Hunter’s Haven, The Zero Point, Dirty Docks, Craggy Cliffs, and Stealthy Stronghold
Mythic items were relatively controversial for the past few seasons of Fortnite – especially in competitive modes. Doom’s Mystical Bomb and Kit’s Shockwave Launcher dominated tournament play for the past two seasons, and the competitive community largely called for them to be removed.
We’re curious to see how this community treats Exotic weapons. They’re more widely available and aren’t as powerful as Mythics, making them more balanced than the latter – that is, until a player eliminates the NPC selling them.
Newly-added Exotics (Update)
- The Big Chill Grenade Launcher
- Dragon’s Breath Sniper
- Hop Rock Dualies
- Chug Cannon
- Burst Quad Launcher
February 24 Exotic Shuffle (Update)
On February 24, Epic shuffled some of the original and new Exotic weapon locations, giving them to new NPCs across the Fortnite map. The Storm Scout Sniper, Nighthawk Revolver, and Hop Rock Dualies now have new homes. You can view them on the map, below.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see Epic shuffle the locations once again, so we’ll update this map and article if we see any more changes.
Image Credit: Epic Games, Fortnite.GG