The developer of the smash-hit Battle Royale game elaborated further on the change, explaining that DirectX 11 was always intended as a minimum requirement for the game. Older graphics cards were nevertheless supported in order for as many people to enjoy Fortnite as possible.
This will no longer by the case once Season 10 begins. This, Epic Games insists, is necessary for them to “further optimize the Fortnite experience for all players.”
If, like me, your PC knowledge is somewhat, er, inconsistent, you might be worrying if your PC or laptop is up to the task. Well, to use my machine as an example, it’s a fairly cheap laptop model that’s about six years old now, and even that has DirectX11. DirectX 10 is fairly ancient at this point, so any computers running it will definitely be in the minority.
If you want to check for yourself, you can use the dxdiag Windows application to check your DirectX version, and sites like System Requirements Lab will show you if your computer matches a game’s minimum and recommended settings.
There’s no confirmed start date for Fortnite’s Season 10 yet. We’ll keep you posted.