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Elden Ring: How To Optimize PS5 & Xbox Series X FPS

Elden Ring’s FPS can be better on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles with the right settings in place!

FromSoftware’s newest endeavor in dark fantasy is finally out! For the first time, the studio went for an open-world game.

Considering the nature of the Soulslike genre, an open-world was an ambitious goal to achieve.

Fortunately, Elden Ring has delivered exactly that, an ominous open interconnected world that checks all the boxes for Soulslike fans.

This hard-to-achieve standard has already accounted Elden Ring for an overwhelmingly positive reception.

Nevertheless, Elden Ring’s ambitious world has demonstrated to have some rough edges. Even current-gen hardware struggle to sustain a steady frame rate.

PS5 and Xbox Series X users can mitigate these Elden Ring performance problems with the right settings!

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Best PS5 & Xbox Series X Performance Settings for Elden Ring

Elden Ring’s frame rate performance is not as stable as many gamers would want, but PS5 and Xbox Series X have some useful settings to minimize these issues.

PS5 Best FPS Performance Elden Ring Settings

To achieve almost a locked 60 FPS in PS5, you will need to run the PS4 version of Elden Ring in Performance Mode on PS5 hardware.

Aside from this, make sure you install the latest update of Elden Ring, as it fixes many performance-related issues.

Of course, this change includes some graphical downgrades. If you plan to run Elden Ring’s PS4 version on your PS5, you can expect these graphical downgrades:

  • Lower reconstructed 1800p resolution
  • Lower grass density setting

To install Elden Ring’s PS4 version on your PS5, follow these steps:

  • If you already have the PS5 version installed
    • Go to the Elden Ring game icon on the PS5 main menu
    • Press the down arrow button on the D-Pad
    • Move to the three dot icon (…) on the righ and select it
    • Choose “Select Version”
    • From the options select the PS4 version of Elden Ring
    • Select Download
  • If you do not have the PS5 version installed, but already own Elden Ring
    • Go to the PS Store icon on the PS5 menu and select it
    • Search for Elden Ring
    • Once in the product page, choose “Select Version”
    • Choose the PS4 version
    • Select Download
  • If you do not own Elden Ring
    • Go to the PS Store icon on the PS5 menu and select it
    • Search for Elden Ring
    • Once in the product page, choose the version you want to purchase
    • When the download prompt begins, it will let you choose which version you want to download, select the PS4 version

See how the PC version of the game fares: Is Elden Ring Better on PS5, Xbox Series X, or PC?

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Xbox Series X Best FPS Performance Elden Ring Settings

The only way available at the moment to mitigate Elden Ring’s FPS drops on Xbox Series X is activating VRR (Variable Refresh Rate).

Despite the impressive round of reviews Elden Ring received from critics, the game does suffer from FPS drops on Xbox consoles.

At the moment, Xbox Series X does not offer a solution similar to the one offered for PS5.

Sadly, you will also need a compatible monitor or TV that supports this technology.

If you have the right monitor or TV*, here is how you can turn on the VRR setting on your Xbox Series X:

  • Go to Settings on your Xbox Series X
  • Under Advanced, select the Video modes option
  • Make sure “Allow variable refresh rate” is checked

*If you want to verify if your monitor or TV support VRR, reach out to the manufacturer or look for specs of your specific model.

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Xbox Series X VRR Settings

These are the best ways to improve Elden Ring’s FPS performance on both PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

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Comments 2

Spell Correctly

Friday 25th of February 2022

"See how the PC version of the game fairs"

It's "fares."

JtR

Friday 25th of February 2022

From Software has done open world since Dark Souls.

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