Best Laptops for Playing Fortnite

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If you haven't heard by now, Fortnite is a pretty big deal in a lot of gaming circles. Developed by Epic Games, this sandbox survival title puts you smack-dab in the middle of a mysterious crisis. After a worldwide storm wipes out most of Earth's human population, you and three other players have to fight off droves of monsters and zombie-like creatures. Every now and then, you'll break to scavenge for supplies to build a shelter study enough to keep out the monstrous horrors beyond the gate. It's one part cartoony survival horror and one part creation sim — which equals too much fun.

And while you can play Fortnite on Android, iOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the real fun is on a PC, where you can take advantage of powerful discrete graphics cards for ridiculously high frame rates and smooth graphics.

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Ready to build your dream fortress while fending off the undead? Not so fast; your system will need to match either the minimum or recommended requirements to get in on the fun:

  Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required) Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Processor Intel Core i3-4160@ 3.60 GHz or equivalent Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or equivalent
Memory 6GB RAM 8GB RAM
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB,GTX 750Ti 2GB, or equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 equivalent or higher
DirectX Version 11 Version 11
Network Broadband Internet connection Broadband internet connection
Storage 15GB available space 20GB available space

If your current laptop misses the minimum mark, it might be time to invest in a new system. But which laptop should you choose? There's a Fortnite-compatible laptop for nearly every budget.

Credit: Epic Games