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
- 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
- On the left, head to “Manage 3D Settings” under “3D Settings”
- Click on “Program Settings” next to “Global Settings”
- Change the settings to match the table below, and adjust where you choose:
Feature Setting Anisotropic filtering Application-controlled Antialiasing - FXAA Off Antialiasing - Gamma Correction On Antialiasing - Mode Application-controlled Antialiasing - Mode Application-controlled Antialiasing - Transparency Off CUDA - GPUs All Maximum pre-rendered frames Use the 3D application setting Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) Off Power management mode Prefer maximum performance Shader Cache On Texture filtering - Anistropic sample optimization On Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias Allow Texture filtering - Quality High performance Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization On Threaded optimization On Triple buffering Off Vertical sync Off
- Click Apply in the bottom right and wait for it to unfreeze (it usually freezes while saving and applying settings).
Steam launch options
- Open Steam
- Right click on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Properties > SET LAUNCH OPTIONS…
- Enter the text below, but change it to suit your computer!
-refresh 60 -maxMem=16384 -malloc=system -force-feature-level-11-0 -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4
- Change -refresh to match your monitor’s max refresh rate
- 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 GB 8192 16 GB 16384 32 GB 32768
-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
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
|Screen Scale||100 (Lower is better for frames, but bad for vision ingame)|
|Anti-Aliasing||VERY LOW (Lower is better - Will result in more jagged diagonal lines)|
|Shadows||VERY LOW (Can affect seeing people’s shadows for some people)|
|Texture||MEDIUM (Lower is better for fps - worse for ingame vision)|
|Foliage||VERY LOW (Should be this setting no matter what, due to it getting rid of some grass and bushes - easier to spot people)|
|View Distance||VERY LOW (Does not affect people as far as I know- only some buildings and other objects)|
|MotionBlur||Off (Having it off can HELP ingame vision and can help fps)|
These settings can cause you to lose FPS, but they can result in better ingame vision
- Open My Computer (Press Start+E)
- Navigate to:
C > Users > Your PC name > AppData > Local > TslGame > Saved > Config > WindowsNoEditor
- Open ‘GameUserSettings.ini’ with Notepad
- Change the information below:
- Save via File > or Ctrl+S
- Close notepad
- Right-click ‘GameUserSettings.ini’ and click Properties
- At the bottom, by Attributes: Make sure ‘Read-only’ is Ticked
- Click OK