THE BEST PUBG (1.0) SETTINGS
Tweak your game to have the biggest advantage over other players
The right or wrong settings in PUBG can decide about a win or lose in PUBG.
Some specific settings will help you see enemies on further distances, make the game less blurry and even remove grass and bushes on far ranges. This guide will tell you how you can tweak your settings, so you will get the biggest advantage over other players in the game.
Brightness: turn this to a value with which you feel comfortable with. Its brightens your game and makes enemies in shadows easier to see.
Screen Scale: You can leave this on 100 or turn it up to 120 (if you have a very good PC). It increases your resolution, but “squeezes” it back to fit to your screen. This means, you have more pixels (more details, sharper images) without increasing your actual resolution in-game. However, this is option is very performance hungry.
Anti-Aliasing: Anti-Aliasing removes the edges of objects, so they look more “round” and natural. This setting will, currently, increase the “blur” effect, so it makes images less sharp especially on distances. However, we recommend to set this to “high” and use Reshade to make the images sharp again (Reshade setup further down in this tutorial).
Post Processing: Turn this to very low. It makes your image totally blurry when zooming in or looking around fast, while it even lowers your fps.
Shadows: Turn this to “Low” or “Very Low”. Shadows are forced now in the game, but with turning them to very low they will cost less fps.
Texture: Depending on your Graphic card (GPU) you should set this to either “Medium”, “High” or “ULTRA”. The higher the texture setting, the less work for your CPU (which is good fps wise). It’s also easier to identify objects on distances, with a higher texture setting.
Effects: Set to “Very low”. This setting only costs fps when you set it higher, while it doesn’t give you any advantage.
Foliage: Turn to “Very low”. This setting on “very low” will remove the grass and small bushes on far distances. Hence it is easier to spot enemies.
View Distance: Depending how good your GPU is, you should set it either to “high” or “ultra”. It makes it easier for you to spot vehicles and buildings on far distances. Players will render at any distance on every setting up from “Low”. So if you have fps problems, set the view distance to “low” to still be able to see enemy players on all ranges.
Motion Blur: Blur = bad. Turn this off.
VSync: Turn this off to reduce mouse input lag and to not limit your fps to your monitors refresh rate.
Config file (INI settings):
Navigate to your “GameUserSettings.ini” file here:
The easiest way to get to the ini file:
- Press the Windows button (Start)
- Type %appdata% and hit enter.
- Go back one folder, to the “AppData” folder.
- Go to Local/TslGame/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor
How to uncap your FPS:
add these lines at the end of the config file:
How to remove “depth of field” or the “blurriness”:
add these lines at the end of the config file:
Open your Nvidia control center and find the “desktop color vibrance” option,
looking like this:
Set digital vibrance to “100%”:
Reshade will make sure game look more colorful, way sharper and less blurry. Everything we want to get the biggest advantage over other players.
Note: PUBG developers stated, that this program is legal to use. So there is no ban risk by using this.
- Download “Reshade” from their official website: https://reshade.me/
- Run the installer and when it says select game, choose ..\Steam\steamapps\common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64\TslGame.exe. After that, hit the DirectX10+ option.
- When it asks you if you want to download preset shaders, click “Yes”. Then uncheck all of them and only search for “LumaSharpen”, “Clarity” and “Vibrance”. Check these 3 options and download them via the launcher.
- After the 3rd step is done. Run the TsIGame.exe once, so reshade gets fully installed. You only have to do this once.
- When the game starts up, it should tell you on the loading screen in the top left corner, that reshade did start. If not, you did something wrong in the setup process.
- Once you are in the in-game menu, you can hit “Shift+F2” and the reshade overlay will pop up. Follow the tutorial of reshade, which will force you to create a game profile.
- Once you are done with your profile, check the “LumaSharpen”, “Clarity” and “Vibrance” option to toggle them on. Change the values of these options to something you feel comfortable with.
- Enjoy your fresh looking game!
After PUBG server updates, Reshade sometimes gets accidentally blocked by Battleye.
You simply then need to get the latest Battleye update by clicking the “BEService_x64.exe” and run it once as administrator (this will force an Battleye update).
You can find the .exe in this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64\BattlEye
Steam launch options:
There is a lot of guides out there which recommend different launch options in steam for PUBG, to increase fps or whatever. It was proven by a PUBG developer, that 99% of the launch options have no effect on the game or even decrease your fps.
We tested all of the launch options and had the best fps without having any of them set for PUBG.