Are you getting a “Out of video memory trying to allocate a rendering resource” error in Fortnite?
Here’s the full error message, “Make sure your video card has the minimum required memory”.
“Try lowering the resolution and/or closing other applications that are running”.
The error message happens because your graphics card is outdated or the DirectX version is too high.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the “Out of video memory trying to allocate a rendering resource” error in Fortnite.
How to Fix “Out of video memory trying to allocate a rendering resource” in Fortnite
To fix “Out of video memory trying to allocate a rendering resource” in Fortnite, you need to update your graphics card.
If that fails to fix the error, you need to try downgrading from DirectX 12 to 11 and closing all of your existing tabs/apps before launching Fortnite.
Fix 1: Update your graphics card
- For Nvidia: Visit nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/download/ > Download Now > open the app > sign up or log in > Drivers > Download.
- For AMD: Visit amd.com/en/support > Download > open the app > follow the on-screen instructions to update your graphics card.
Fix 2: Downgrade from DirectX 12 to 11
- Open the Epic Games Launcher and go to your library.
- Click on the three dots next to “Fortnite”.
- Select “Manage” and turn on “Launch Options”.
- Add “-dx11” into the text field.
Fix 3: Close all other tabs and apps
- Close all of your existing tabs from all browsers (e.g. Chrome).
- Close all of your existing apps (e.g. Discord).
- Try launching Fortnite again.