Here are the best settings for performance in the Battlefield 2042 Beta across PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One & PS5/PS4.
The Battlefield 2042 Beta has, at long last, arrived, and despite a rocky start, players are finally getting to experience what the game has to offer.
However, Battlefield fans are currently dealing with a whole host of issues. Not only are players struggling to get into games, but there are some concerns with how the game is performing on last-gen and, shockingly, next-gen consoles.
Similarly, PC players are also reporting struggles with their own hardware, even with the latest graphics cards.
As a result, many are wondering how they can improve performance during their short time with the Battlefield 2042 Beta.
But first, make sure you check out our master post on all the issues in the Battlefield 2042 Beta, including server & matchmaking issues.
Battlefield 2042 Beta – Best Settings
Whilst EA Dice were kind enough to provide players with the minimum and recommended PC specs for Battlefield 2042, right now it just isn’t cutting it.
Unfortunately, players are encountering issues with performance across all platforms, from last-gen to current gen.
However, here are our recommended settings for increasing performance on PC. Initially, make sure you have updated your graphics drivers for maximum efficiency.
With regards to Graphics Preset we recommend starting with the following:
- Graphics Quality: Custom
- Texture quality: Low
- Texture filtering: Low
- Lighting quality: Low
- Effects quality: Low
- Post process quality: Low
- Mesh quality: Low
- Terrain quality: Low
- Undergrowth quality: Low
- Antialiasing post-processing: TAA Low
- Ambient occlusion: Off
Whilst this might seem obvious, Battlefield 2042 is still a good-looking game even on low settings. However, feel free to up the texture quality to Medium for a bit of a boost.
Although, we definitely recommend keeping Lighting Quality and Terrain Quality low, for a much better frame rate in Battlefield 2042.
PC Advanced Graphics Settings
Players can also play around with the Dynamic Resolution Scale, if performance is more important than quality. This will lower the overall quality, but will help you to maintain a steady FPS.
Similarly, those with the latest NVIDIA Graphics Cards should ensure NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency is enabled, and that Vertical Sync is turned off.
Additionally, make sure High Fidelity Object Amount is low. Hopefully this will drastically improve your experience with the game, even though early gameplay opinions are mixed right now.
Battlefield 2042 – Xbox Series X/S & PS5 Settings
Many Battlefield 2042 Beta participants are already sharing their reactions to the game. The biggest gripe right now is the visual bugs, amongst other concerns.
In fact, there are many PS5 users reporting that Battlefield seriously suffers on console. Although, Xbox users are reporting a much more stable experience.
Despite this, we believe making these graphical changes will improve the Beta experience considerably, especially on console.
And, whilst console users don’t have as much control as PC users, there are still some settings that can make a big impact in terms of gameplay.
- Motion Blur: 0
- Camera Shake Amount: 0
- Chromatic Aberration: Off
- Film Grain: Off
- Vignette: Off
- Lens Distortion: Off
These settings will help to reduce visual distractions, and ensure that you hit your shots effectively.
And you’ll need to hit your shots in order to survive Hazard Zone, once the mode is revealed. In fact, many believe that the Hazard Zone reveal is coming very soon.
Best Settings – PS4 & Xbox One
Although last-gen console players may not be having the best time with the Beta right now, EA DICE has announced that players who purchase a copy of Battlefield 2042 will get a free next-gen upgrade.
With that in mind, it might be time to hold off for a next-gen console, and there are plenty of Xbox Series X restocks dropping imminently.
As for the best settings for PS4 & Xbox One users, the settings are identical to next-gen users. Therefore, see our section above for improving performance.
Finally, if you’re itching for more Battlefield 2042 news, we already know a ton of key details for Hazard Zone, thanks to a new leak.
If that wasn’t enough, we also have Season 1 content map leaks ahead of the official release of Battlefield 2042. It looks like there’s plenty of content heading to Battlefield 2042, in the near and far future.