Best gaming laptop for Fortnite 2021: Get ready for Unreal Engine 5 and the massive Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6 update now


is one of the most popular games ever, with an absurd install base and an equally silly player base. It's a sensation, and while it's not the original battle royale game, it definitely did a lot to help popularise the genre.

A big part of


's success is down to how fun it is to play, but the fact that is free, and also playable on nearly every platform in existence definitely helps.

However, there's a big difference between the


that we know now and the


that initially got announced. Things are sure to change even more when it moves over to

Unreal Engine 5

next year.

So, if you're looking to future-proof your flossing, here are the best laptops for


in 2020 and beyond.

System requirements for Fortnite 2020

First of all, we need to know the recommended requirements for


at the moment. There's no point in looking at the minimum for guidance, because they'll likely change.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB free space
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870 or equivalent video card with dedicated memory of 2 GB or higher VRAM
  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 64-bit
  • DirectX: Version 11 or better

These could become the minimum when


makes the jump to Unreal Engine 5, but it's also important to remember that Epic won't want to cut out a huge chunk of their player base either, which means things shouldn't be too drastically different.

Alienware M15 R2

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Our high-end pick is still the Alienware M15 R2, which features an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics, 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

That Dell laptop is powerful enough for

Microsoft Flight Simulator

, which means it is more than enough for


both now and in the future. It's sure to be able to play the upcoming iterations of the game with no issues, and that's important to know.

Acer Aspire 5 A515

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We still favour the Acer Aspire 5 as a budget choice. It’s still a little pricey, but think of it as future-proofing. After all, you don’t want to have to buy another laptop in a couple of years, do you?

This one's also equipped with an i7 processor and a 512 GB SSD, alongside 8 GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Buying Guides and Fortnite page.