A player gliding in a Fortnite promotional image.
Image via Epic Games

How many GB is Fortnite? Platform file sizes, explained

Find out if you have enough space on your device to run the popular battle-royale.

Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the industry’s history and is available on almost anything you can get your hands on. But with how big games are getting, you may not have space to spare.

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With LEGO Fortnite and Fortnite Festival, there’s more to the game these days than just the classic battle royale. These new additions come at a cost to your hard drive space, making the game bigger and bigger.

Here’s how big Fortnite is on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

How many GB is Fortnite on PC?

Mando and Grogu shooting weapons in Fortnite loading screen
Get ready to blast some of your files to make space for Fortnite. Image via Epic Games

Fortnite is available on the Epic Games Store on PC and is available on both Windows 10 and 11. Personally, I have the game installed on a Windows 10 PC, and when I check the install, it says that Fortnite takes up 62.90 GB on my hard drive.

There are ways to bring the file size down, specifically by turning off Cosmetic Streaming, and not downloading the High-Resolution Textures. This can save you over 30 GB of space but will lower the quality of your game.

How many GB is Fortnite on Xbox?

Fortnite Jonesy floating through space with shocked look on his face
I was surprised by the file size too, Jonesy. Screenshot via Epic Games YouTube

Unfortunately for players, Fortnite Chapter Five, season two has increased the file size on all platforms, with the Xbox Series X and S version of the game now requiring around 65.2 GB of free space.

How many GB is Fortnite on PlayStation?

The Zombieland map allows you to earn massive amounts of XP by battling waves of zombies.
Things are no better on PlayStation. Image via Epic Games

It doesn’t get any better if you’re primarily a Sony console user as Fortnite on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 clocks in at 72.2 GB, which is going to take up a big chunk of space on your SSD.

How many GB is Fortnite on Nintendo Switch?

Two Fortnite characters next to a Nintendo Switch.
The Switch supports numerous titles from more powerful consoles, and I’m sure Nintendo is using magic to make it work. Image via Epic Games

The Nintendo Switch is notable for not being a powerful console, which makes sense considering its compact, handheld design. Therefore, it’s also logical that its games are smaller in size, and Fortnite offers a tight package for Nintendo Switch users at 17.4 GB, which feels minuscule when compared to PC, Xbox, or PS5. Keep in mind that the Switch version of the game is downgraded graphically to provide a smoother experience and may not have all the goodies introduced with Fortnite’s latest graphical upgrades.


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