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PUBG Optimization Guide

Published: Aug 31, 2022
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2022
Game Optimization
765 Words, 3 Minutes.

PUBG Frames are a severe issue:

So you’re probably like most people and me, and you average roughly 30-50 FPS, no matter how good your hardware is.
I find this really bad as I was averaging those with an Nvidia GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti - and I was still averaging these frames - ON LOW!

There are hundreds of optimization guides that I’ve followed, so I’ve slimmed it to just the most essential steps that I can; to help new users and help everyone understand how to boost them frames.

The funny thing is, after using quite a few different guides, I now average about 70-80 on ultra everything - with ReShade, to make it look even better. No more low settings!

Steps to solve the frames issue

and get them up to at least a good 70 with hardware - on high settings

This is split into different steps, so if you’ve already done something, you can skip ahead and check to see if you haven’t done one of the other optimizations on the list.

Nvidia Control Panel settings

  1. Open Nvidia Control Panel either by clicking on the icon from the tray, or by right-clicking on the Desktop and clicking NVIDIA Control Panel, or by pressing Start and typing Nvidia Control Panel
  2. On the left, head to “Manage 3D Settings” under “3D Settings”
  3. Click on “Program Settings” next to “Global Settings”
  4. Change the settings to match the table below, and adjust where you choose:
    Anisotropic filteringApplication-controlled
    Antialiasing - FXAAOff
    Antialiasing - Gamma CorrectionOn
    Antialiasing - ModeApplication-controlled
    Antialiasing - ModeApplication-controlled
    Antialiasing - TransparencyOff
    CUDA - GPUsAll
    Maximum pre-rendered framesUse the 3D application setting
    Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA)Off
    Power management modePrefer maximum performance
    Shader CacheOn
    Texture filtering - Anistropic sample optimizationOn
    Texture filtering - Negative LOD biasAllow
    Texture filtering - QualityHigh performance
    Texture filtering - Trilinear optimizationOn
    Threaded optimizationOn
    Triple bufferingOff
    Vertical syncOff
  5. Click Apply in the bottom right and wait for it to unfreeze (it usually freezes while saving and applying settings).

Steam launch options

  1. Open Steam
  3. Properties > SET LAUNCH OPTIONS…
  4. Enter the text below, but change it to suit your computer! -refresh 60 -maxMem=16384 -malloc=system -force-feature-level-11-0 -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4
    1. Change -refresh to match your monitor’s max refresh rate
    2. Change -maxMem to suit your RAM available, don’t use all of it. For example, if you have 16 GB: use -maxMem=8192
      As far as I know, it doesn’t HAVE TO be a multiple of 1024, but it is good practice to write out GB correctly with amounts of RAM; it’s the same for Minecraft and other games. Common RAM values are listed below:
      RAM in GB-maxMem setting
      8 GB8192
      16 GB16384
      32 GB32768

-high Dedicate more of your processor to the game (Can slow down other applications)
window Run the game in Windowed mode
+mat_antialias 0 Apparently lowers the quality of shadows/removes (I use, but haven’t tested to see a difference without) 5. Click OK 6. Click Close

In-game settings

These settings can affect not only gameplay but also frames. There is no 100% surefire way of making frames appear magically - without losing quality, vision, and another gameplay element.
There are a few settings that can help frames, but it’s worth just playing around ingame

Setting nameSetting
Screen Scale100 (Lower is better for frames, but bad for vision ingame)
Anti-AliasingVERY LOW (Lower is better - Will result in more jagged diagonal lines)
Post-ProcessingVERY LOW
ShadowsVERY LOW (Can affect seeing people’s shadows for some people)
TextureMEDIUM (Lower is better for fps - worse for ingame vision)
FoliageVERY LOW (Should be this setting no matter what, due to it getting rid of some grass and bushes - easier to spot people)
View DistanceVERY LOW (Does not affect people as far as I know- only some buildings and other objects)
MotionBlurOff (Having it off can HELP ingame vision and can help fps)

Config files

These settings can cause you to lose FPS, but they can result in better ingame vision

  1. Open My Computer (Press Start+E)
  2. Navigate to: C > Users > Your PC name > AppData > Local > TslGame > Saved > Config > WindowsNoEditor
  3. Open ‘GameUserSettings.ini’ with Notepad
  4. Change the information below:
  5. Save via File > or Ctrl+S
  6. Close notepad
  7. Right-click ‘GameUserSettings.ini’ and click Properties
  8. At the bottom, by Attributes: Make sure ‘Read-only’ is Ticked
  9. Click OK
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