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Elden Ring: Best Settings for PC + Boost Performance

Get the most out of your Elden Ring experience with the best settings for your PC, all detailed here down to the most advanced options.

Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s latest open-world action RPG, that puts players in the Land Betweens. It is one of the best-reviewed games of all time and has had gaming critics raving about its incredible world.

BeforeCo PC players can even look through all the different starting classes that Elden Ring has to offer, they’re going to want to make sure they can run it well on their PC. When the minimum PC requirements were released it left many players worried about how demanding they were.

Thankfully, Elden Ring offers a wide range of customization settings to help PC players optimize the game to their specific rig. Here are all the best settings you’ll need to make the most of the Lands Between’s huge landscapes.

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Best PC Settings for Elden Ring

There are 14 different PC graphic settings that players will want to tweak to ensure their PC is maximizing its potential to run Elden Ring.

Before we head into the specifics, it’s worth noting that there is ray-tracing being implemented into Elden Ring via a future update. Also, the frame rate is capped at 60 FPS on PC.

When going into the graphic settings menu, players will either be able to tweak each of the 14 options one by one or choose one of four presets. These include Maximum, High, Medium, and Low.

Depending on your graphics card, we recommend playing around with the presets and seeing how they affect performance. Observe your FPS and see what settings get you as close to the 60 FPS cap as possible.

Players with a GTX 1060 reported averages of 35-40 FPS one the Maximum preset.

Graphic Settings

Here are the settings that players able to meet the minimum PC requirements should try for the best performance and graphics:

  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Antialiasing Quality: Maximum
  • SSAO: Medium
  • Depth of Field: Maximum (Personal prefernce)
  • Motion Blur: Off (Personal prefernce)
  • Shadow Quality: Maximum
  • Lightning Quality: Maximum
  • Effects Quality: Maximum
  • Volumetric Quality: Maximum
  • Reflection Quality: Maximum
  • Water Surface Quality: Maximum
  • Shader Quality: Medium
  • Global Illumination Quality: High
  • Grass Quality: Medium

With these settings, any PC meeting the minimum requirements will run Elden Ring beautifully. Keep in mind that these are the settings we recommend and that every PC gaming rig is different. Players will want to tweak around some settings to truly find what is optimal for them.

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Elden Ring’s world can be daunting for some, but thankfully you don’t have to go at it alone. Check out how multiplayer works in Elden Ring.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that every player will be able to play together. If you’re on PlayStation and looking to play with your friends on Xbox you may be out of luck.

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