If you really want to be competitive in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you have to make sure your game is running as smoothly as possible.
While PUBG is no longer classified as an Early Access title on Steam, there are still kinks that need ironing. Especially if your PC is somewhat old.
As some players are always quick to point out, the game code isn’t very optimized, and PUBG could run slow or stutter.
This is where PUBG optimization can come in very handy in allowing you to have a fun time without the frustration of stutters and dropped frames.
So, here are the best settings for PUBG to get a nice FPS boost and achieve the maximum possible FPS (frames per second) your machine is capable of.
Make sure your computer is running in “high performance” mode and not on the default “balanced”. This will ensure that your computer is always using all of your processor’s cores, instead of turning them off to save energy.
If you still have a 60Hz monitor, you should ABSOLUTELY upgrade to at least a 120Hz one.
If you still have a 60Hz monitor, you should ABSOLUTELY upgrade to at least a 120Hz one. 144Hz is preferable, but you can get monitors with refresh rates of up to 240Hz these days.
If you’re wondering what the best monitor for PUBG is, check out our Guide here.
Override High DPI Scaling Behavior
This is a great little tweak that won’t change the way your game looks at all but will give you a LOT more of those pesky frames.
- Go to
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64
- Right click on “TslGame.exe” and select Properties.
- Navigate to “Compatibility”.
- In the little “Settings” section, check the “Override high DPI scaling behavior” box (in Windows 8 this option is called “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings“).
- In the drop down menu, make sure “Application” is selected.
- Hit “OK”.
People are reporting to have had dramatic improvements, sometimes even doubling their FPS in PUBG!
HELP! My “Override high DPI scaling behavior” is greyed out!
If your Override high DPI scaling behavior is greyed out, you’ll have to manually change it in the registry editor.
Thankfully, it’s not very hard. Here’s how:
– Type Windows + R (to Run a program)
– Type “regedit” and press ENTER.
– Navigate to
– Right click to “Add new string”
– In the Name field, enter the Path to your TslGame.exe (usually
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64\TslGame.exe)
– In the Data field, enter
Make sure that you have the tilde (~) before HIGHDPIAWARE in the Data field.
Now, when you go to the TslGame.exe file properties, the high DPI scaling option should still be greyed out, but it should also be enabled.
(Optional) Uncap the Framerate in PUBG
Update Since PUBG Version 1.0, it’s impossible to remove the 144 fps frame rate cap.
Bluehole has confirmed that they’ll remove the limit in the future. Hopefully soon. Check back here for news on this.
PUBG is actually capped at 144 fps. If you have a solid system, and your fps is pretty much constantly at 144, I would recommend uncapping the game’s FPS. Particularly if you have a monitor that runs at frequencies higher than 144Hz.
How to Remove the FPS cap in PUBG? Press Windows Key + R (this opens up your “Run” menu in Windows). Paste
%localappdata%\TslGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditorand press ENTER.
Open engine.ini (use whatever text editor you like). At the bottom of the file, paste the following:
Save and close the file. Right-click on engine.ini and select “Properties”. Check “Read Only” (this makes it so that the game won’t undo your changes whenever it’s updated). Done! Now you should see your FPS in-game go well above 144. Note: if your system is mid to low level, I recommend leaving the original FPS cap in place.
PUBG LAUNCH OPTIONS
Open up Steam, and click on your Library.
Right click on “PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS” and select “Properties”
Then, click on “Set Launch Options”
In the text field, add the following string:
Let’s take a look at these settings one by one to see what they do
Sets the refresh rate of the game. You should set this to whatever refresh rate your monitor is capable of. In my case, I use a ROG PG279Q monitor that’s actually capable of running at 165Hz, so mine is set to -refresh 165
Sets the maximum amount of RAM the game can use to the specified amount in Megabytes. In this case 13GB.
Tells the game to let Windows manage the memory allocation. I’m not sure why this is preferable, but people say it’s good, and I trust them.
Is pretty self explanatory. This is old and most likely the game does this on its own now. Still, won’t hurt to add it. Whatevs.
This tells the game to use DX10 instead of DX11, which will eliminate some graphic features, some of which are apparently distracting, such as scope reflections. Having this setting will provide a nice FPS boost. Remove this if you want your game to look quite a bit better (better textures, less jagged edges, more realistic grass etc.)
You should consider where your enjoyment of this game is coming from.
Look, I know you wanna make the game faster cause you REALLY want your chicken dinner, but let me preface this by saying that you should consider where your enjoyment of this game is coming from.
The graphics turned all the way to ultra are beautiful, and they make for a really realistic experience (especially in FPP – first person play mode).
The realism of the graphics makes the game even a little scarier at times. When you’re crouch-walking around inside a house and you hear footsteps in the grass outside, seeing the realistic figure enter the house, clad in the half shadow as the rest of the screen is covered by the beautiful glow of the light filtering through the window, then you’ll know:
you may not see the enemy quite as easily, and you may even lose because of that. But boy, it’s a thrill.
If all you think about is the chicken dinner however, you should optimize your game using these settings:
- [FPP Only]
FpsCameraFov: 80(having it higher impacts your FPS quite a bit. You can turn it up to see more enemies to the sides – check out my article about FpsCameraFov for more info.)
Anti-Aliasing: ULTRA(in my opinion the performance cost is not great and not having jagged edges removes what would otherwise be a disadvantage.)
Post-Processing: LOW(you can go VERY LOW, but you lose a little bit of contrast which may be beneficial.)
Shadows: LOW(going VERY LOW makes shadows comically blocky, and it costs a truly imperceptible performance drop to use LOW instead.)
Texture: HIGH(better texture quality allows to spot enemies more easily. You can set this lower for more FPS, but it’s not worth it, in my opinion.)
Effects: VERY LOW(effects are pretty hard on a graphics card, so if you don’t wanna skip a frame the next time someone at spawn throws a molotov on you, VERY LOW is the way to go – unless you’re rich and you have two Titan XPs in SLI.)
Foliage: VERY LOW(removes a lot of grass / bushes. You really want this to VERY LOW. Not just to spot enemies more easily, but also to be sure that the bush you’re hiding behind is shown even to players who are running this setting.)
View Distance: LOW(this determines how far the game will render buildings. Even LOW renders buildings that are really far, I don’t see why you’d wanna set this any higher than that.)
Motion Blur: DISABLED(adding blur to the game is distracting — if you care about visibility, turn it off)
I would recommend not touching any other setting.
Warning: Don’t touch the Screen Scale slider, as that affects performance. Currently there is a bug: if you changed this value, even after you bring it back to the original value in-game, the decimal points in the config file are going to be non-zero, which will still affect performance. To fix this, you need to go in the config file GameUserSettings.ini located at
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\TslGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\GameUserSettings.ini (click here for my article on how to easily access GameUserSettings.ini) and manually change the Screen Scale value to 100.000000 (that’s SIX decimal places!)
So that’s it. Hopefully this guide will make it easier for you to frag like Shroud, or at least make your game more fluid. If you’ve enjoyed it, please make sure to share it on Facebook or Twitter with the buttons below!