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One of the main negatives, thus far, with Elden Ring is that it doesn’t run particularly well on PC. There are sudden frame drops, laggy textures and strange PC specifications that can make some older systems obsolete when it comes to playing Elden Ring. However, even if you have a top-of-the-line rig, your FPS in Elden Ring will likely suffer. Luckily, there are some ways to increase the FPS so you can have a more pleasant experience on PC.
While these changes won’t completely alter your experience, they will provide a moderate frame bump so you can perhaps get over the coveted 60 FPS threshold. Also, this guide will only go over the best graphical settings for Elden Ring; it will not include changes to your GPU software. However, you can download the latest drivers from Nvidia, as it recently released a driver update specifically for Elden Ring optimization.
Increasing FPS in Elden Ring
The graphics settings in Elden Ring are fairly straightforward. There’s not a ton of settings to change, so if you’re simply looking for the best possible performance, change all of your values to “Low” or “Off.” This will, in turn, make the game look less appealing, but you can play it at a higher frame rate. Do this if your system just barely meets the minimum system requirements.
If your PC is above the minimum for Elden Ring, you’ll still want an increase in FPS. To do that, copy the graphical settings found below:
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- Border: Fullscreen
- Texture Quality – High
- Antialiasing Quality – Medium
- SSAO – Low
- Depth of Field – Medium
- Motion Blur – Off
- Shadow Quality – Low
- Lighting Quality – Medium
- Effects Quality – Medium
- Volumetric Quality – Low
- Reflection Quality – Low
- Water Surface Quality – Medium
- Global Illumination Quality – High
- Grass Quality – Medium
These settings should provide you with the best performance without making the game look too blurry. If you’re looking for a little extra bump to FPS, turn Texture Quality down to Medium. If you want your game to look a little nicer without lowering your frames too drastically, move Antialiasing Quality to High.
Elden Ring’s PC performance should improve over time. These settings likely won’t be the recommended settings for long. However, for the start of the game, they’re the best option to increase FPS.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.