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What is a Good Internet Speed for Fortnite?

What's a good internet speed for Fortnite?
What's a good internet speed for Fortnite? / Photo courtesy of Epic Games

What is a good internet speed for Fortnite? Generally speaking, there are two moments in which internet speed is of vital import when it comes to gaming: initial download, and during online multiplayer. The two scenarios have very different minimum requirements for an inconvenience-free experience. Here's what you need to know for both.

What is a Good Internet Speed for Fortnite?

Video game console manufacturers and online service providers such as Microsoft tend to recommend that players have at least 3 Mbps (megabits per second) of download speed. They also recommend at least 0.5 Mbps of upload speed. These numbers will get you playing online, but bumping them a little will help in terms of stability and load times. Higher speeds will also help if you're sharing your internet connection with other members of the same household.

Fortnite's initial download size is around 26 GB (or gigabytes). It's not as big as some of the other AAA monstrosities on the market, but it's no joke. At the minimum download speed recommended by Microsoft for online play, it would take more than 19 hours to download Fortnite. To bring that down to a more reasonable 30 minutes, you'd need a download speed of about 116 Mbps. Your upload speed wouldn't affect download times.