Fortnite patch 1.7 removes DX10 support, to be re-added next week

Epic Games has announced that the latest update for Fortnite has removed its DX10 support. This was done by a mistake and Epic Games will re-implement it next week. However, do note that Epic plans to complete remove Fortnite DX10 support in the future.

As Epic Games noted:

“We removed support for DX10 GPUs in our 1.7 update on Thursday. This change was made while neither providing you with a heads up notice nor acknowledging it in the release notes.

The impact affected players that are either not able to play the game or have severely reduced performance.

We are going to release an update next week that reinstates support for DX10 GPUs.”

Epic Games aims to completely remove Fortnite DX10 support at a later date, though it will provide gamers with plenty of heads up notice when it has a concrete date.

Fortnite uses the Unreal Engine 4 and invites players to team up as they build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting within giant worlds. The game will transition to a F2P model in 2018, and its Battle Royale mode is currently available to everyone.

It’s worth noting that, mainly thanks to its Battle Royale mode, Fortnite has surpassed 7 million players.

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