Best PUBG Settings For Maximum FPS

So if you want your yummy chicken dinner in PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) then you are going to want to have every edge that you can get. You may have the best mouse and the best headset for hearing footsteps, but if you aren’t pulling enough FPS then you are going to be at a big disadvantage to someone with the correct settings for PUBG.

So let’s go over some PUBG optimisations to help get those frame rates up and eliminate in-game stutters.

PUBG Settings – High DPI Scaling

So DPI scaling is one of the most effective settings you will want to change in order to get your PUBG framerates up.

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64
  2. Right click on “TslGame.exe” then select Properties.
  3. Navigate to “Compatibility”.
  4. In the “Settings” section check the “Override high DPI scaling behavior” box.

This one change can have a massive impact on FPS and is one of the most widely reported settings to change in PUBG.

So What is DPI Scaling Anyway?

Windows has an option to change the scaling in apps so that people with high DPI displays (high resolution to screen size ratio) can still see everything. Without this things would be tiny on high resolution displays. The problem with this is it isn’t needed in games and will take up a lot of processing power.

You can choose to let Windows handle the DPI scaling, or you choose to let the app handle the scaling. In this case, we want PUBG to handle the DPI scaling.

PUBG Launch Options

So PUBG has a large list of launch options, so let’s explore which particular ones will help the most in maximising your PUBG FPS.

So first up let’s open up steam and right click on PUBG. Then go to “Properties” and click on “Set Launch Options”.

You will then be presented with a text box where you will want to insert the following line of code.

-refresh 144-maxMem=13000-malloc=system-USEALLAVAILABLECORES

So what do these PUBG options do?

-refresh 144

This one is self-explanatory. It tells the game what refresh rate your monitor is. In this case I am using a 144hz monitor. Some of you may be using a 60hz or 120hz monitor so just change the number to suit. If you are using a 60hz monitor though then we would recommend an upgrade!.

-maxMem=16000

Another self-explanatory PUBG setting. This tells your your game how much ram it is allowed to allocate to your ram. Set this to the amount of available ram you have in your system. In this case, we have 16gb of RAM so have rounded it to 16000mb.

One thing to note with this is that if you are using less than 8gb of RAM then you will want to use “-lowmemory” instead.

-malloc=system

This basically tells PUBG to let windows manage the memory allocation which increases stability and reduces the chance of memory leaks and crashing.

-USEALLAVAILABLECORES

This one does what it says on the tin and tells PUBG to use all your available CPU cores. This will be especially nice if you are using a Ryzen CPU with all those extra Juicy cores!

In Game PUBG Settings

This one really depends on how good your system is and how much you are willing to sacrifice in order to perform better. You will often see professional PUBG players, with beastly gaming rigs, using low settings in order to get the highest possible FPS and get the edge on their opponent.

Lower settings not only give you a higher FPS in PUBG, but also remove distracting effects and can sometimes make it easier to spot players easier. Although they have removed the bug where lower settings would get rid of tall grass!

If you value aesthetics though and want to find a balance then you will want to turn up the settings which have the most impact for the least performance hit.

Settings

Anti-Aliasing

So in PUBG you are able to set Anti Aliasing to Very Low, Low, Medium, High or Ultra. However, there are only really 3 actual options here.

  • Very low turns it off
  • Low uses FXAA
  • Medium to Ultra uses TAA with slight setting variations (And little notable difference in image quality or performance)

The in-game Anti-Aliasing can cause some flickering and causes some objects to blur slightly. This may not bother some, however, it can be quite irritating for others. Turning off Anti-Aliasing in PUBG though gives a nasty look to the game.

This could be a blog post in itself however we have a few quick suggestions here.

  • Install Re-Shade and set it to SMAA. This option would give the best visuals for the least performance hit.
  • If you don’t want to go to the lengths of installing Re-Shade but have an Nvidia GPU and want similar benefits, then enable FXAA in the control panel.
  • If you don’t want to do any of that then we would suggest setting your PUBG Anti-Aliasing to High for the best bang for buck.

Post-Processing

We use the Low setting in PUBG for Post-Processing. Any lower than low and you lose some contrast in the game. Post processing essentially modiefies each frame after it has been rendered in order to try and spruce it up a bit. This impacts game performance and can cause some stuttering.

Shadows

Again this one has a big impact, We went with Low again for this one. Going any lower than this just pretty much removes shadows or makes them so blocky that it becomes distracting.

Texture Quality

Unless you have a terrible rig then we would go with High here. This doesn’t seem to have a massive impact on FPS in PUBG, but does have a big impact on how the game looks.

Effects

Very Low or Low here. In-game effects can be quite taxing on your graphics card. You don’t really need the best graphics for explosions and if you don’t have a powerful rig then these effects could cause you to stutter mid combat, which is a big no no!.

Foliage

Very Low for this one too. This is as much for being able to spot enemies easier as it is for maximising FPS in PUBG. This will give you a combat advantage, which will especially help in the end game when you are camping out in your favorite bush.

View Distance

We would say to set this as high as your rig supports. View distance has a big impact on FPS, however, it is also critical to be able to spot your enemies from as far away as possible.

Motion Blur

Disable this one. This setting is literally just for visual niceness and will directly negatively impact on your ability to see other players.

V-Sync

V-Sync has become a swear word in any competitive game. Turn it off and leave it off!. What V-sync does is tell the game to wait for your monitor to refresh before rendering a frame so that it can eliminate screen tearing. This causes very noticeable input lag. We recommend a G-Sync monitor if you have issues with screen tearing.

PUBG In Game Settings TLDR

  • Anti-Aliasing – High
  • Post Processing – Low
  • Shadows – Low
  • Texture Quality – High
  • Effects – Low
  • Foliage – Very Low
  • View Distance – As high as your rig can handle
  • V-Sync – Off Off Off!

Conclusion

So hopefully these settings make as much of an impact to your game as it has to ours. Those chicken dinners seem just that little bit more achievable now.

Please give these PUBG settings a test out and leave a comment below with any feedback.

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