players on Windows 7 and 8 can no longer launch the game

With the arrival of new major content in Fortnite, Epic Games has revised its technical requirements upwards on PC. From now on it will be necessary to be equipped with Windows 10 or 11 to start a game. This is no surprise, the studio had warned several months ago.


Fortnite is hosting major content today: chapter 4 season 2. This includes a brand new city, Mega City, as well as a collaboration with the manga Attack on Titan. It is possible to move around this new play area with hanging ropes or engines, which makes the combat very nervous.

This update forces Epic Games to review the technical requirements for its baby. From now on, it is impossible to play it if you are not on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Fortnite requires players to have Windows 10

As the game’s official Twitter account points out, you now need a Windows 10 or 11 PC to enjoy Fortnite. Windows 7 and 8 are no longer supported.

True, the number of players remaining on this operating system should be minimal. However, Fortnite has the peculiarity of being very little greedy and it’s easy to throw it on an old cuckoo clock. This will no longer be the case. For players who cannot upgrade their operating system, Epic Games simply recommends going through the GeForce Now servicewhich is still available to him through the browser.

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This new limitation is no surprise. Last December, with the arrival of the Unreal Engine 5 in the game (Chapter 4, Season 1), Epic Games warned of the technical recommendations to be adopted. So the few players involved are not standing with their beaks in the water.

Windows 7 (2009) and Windows 8 (2012) are no longer young and are no longer followed by Microsoft these days. For example, Windows 8.1 saw the end of support in early 2023. If you are still on this old operating system, maybe it’s time for a change. Of course, other versions of Fortnite (on consoles and mobile phones) will not be affected by this announcement.

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