How to Boost FPS in Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 is currently in Early Access and set to fully release very soon. Multiplayer first-person shooter fans all across the world will be able to enjoy massive battles and spectacular graphics. Of course, as in any game of this scope and graphical fidelity, some tinkering around with these graphics options is required if you want to boost your FPS. Naturally, before doing this, you will want to turn on the option to show your FPS in BF2042, so that you can know what sort of effect you are having on your FPS count. If you want to know how to boost FPS in Battlefield 2042, this guide will tell you all the best methods for doing so.

How to Boost FPS in Battlefield 2042

How to Boost FPS in BF2042

A very interesting tip that allows for a drastic FPS increase on most PC configurations – and seemingly without any negative impact to how the game looks – requires a bit of messing around with the game’s setting file. This file can be found in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Battlefield 2042\settings\PROFSAVE_profile. What you need to do is to open this file with your Notepad and change the “GstRender.ShadowQuality 2” to “GstRender.ShadowQuality 0” (without quotation marks, of course). Now, you may think that this will disable shadows altogether, but that isn’t the case. Shadows will still remain in the game and seemingly without any change to how well they look. Players have reported that doing this gives them a boost of 10-15 FPS.

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Now, on to the graphics options themselves. Here are several things you will definitely want to have turned off: Motion Blur, Chromatic Abberation, Film Grain, Vignette, and Lens Distortion. While these can make the game seem nicer, if you are gunning for the Max FPS out of your PC, these will have to go. If you have an Nvidia GPU, you can try the DLSS option, which uses AI to upscale your resolution for best results. Fiddle around with this, but it’s not worth to set it lower than “Quality”. Other options really depend on your configuration, so play around with things such as Texture Quality and the like to see which will give you the best boost to your FPS.

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  1. C

    Dude, you say “GstRender.ShaderQuality 2.000000” to “GstRender.ShadowQuality 0”

    The first one says “Shader”, the second says “Shadow”, Which is it?

    1. J
      Joao Santos

      he specified that its ShadowQuality to 0 no the shader.
      GstRender.ShadowQuality 0

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