A Plague Requiem has just dropped and fans are loving the game. However, the only downside of this beautiful game is the fact that it is extremely power-hungry. If you have a top-of-the-line graphics card you shouldn’t have any issues, however, if you have something on the lower end you may be struggling to get decent frames.

In this guide we are going to go through the best settings for high fps in A Plague Requiem. let’s jump in.

Best Graphics Settings To Fix Lag, Low FPS In A Plague Tale: Requiem

The settings below are specifically for people struggling to run the game at a reasonable frame rate. If you have a brand new PC with an RTX 4090 you won’t have any problems running the game and can crank these settings up.

However, if you’re struggling these settings will help you achieve a smooth gameplay experience.

Note: Play the game in your monitor’s native resolution. If you have a 1080p Monitor, play the game at 1920 x 1080.

The settings below are a great place to start. If you find you are getting great frames and want a little higher graphics quality, feel free to switch them up a bit.

Resolution Scale100%
Display ModeFull Screen (Best performance)
Nvidia DLSS Super ResolutionQuality
Motion BlurNo
Chromatic AberrationNo
Draw DistanceMedium (Large Impact On Performance)
Shadow MapsLow (Large Impact On Performance)
Volumetric LightsHigh
Ambient InclusionMedium
Depth Of FieldHigh
Contact ShadowsMedium
Light ShaftsLow
Screen Space ReflectionMedium (Large Impact On Performance)
Texture QualityLow (If higher than 4gb VRAM go for Medium)
A Plague Tale: Requiem Best Graphics Settings

The above settings are a great place to start. You may need to tweak them slightly to work perfectly with your machine.

Settings That Have The Largest Impact On Performance

Some settings have a much larger impact on performance than others. Adjusting these up or down will significantly impact performance in either direction. You have to make a performance vs quality trade-off.

Draw Distance – Adjusting your draw distance will render further in front of you allowing you to see further away more clearly. This has a large impact on your performance.

Shadow Maps – This setting has a huge impact on the game’s performance. We recommend setting this to low on lower-end graphics cards.

Volumetric Lighting – This setting looks great but does have a significant impact on performance. Adjust it until you are happy with the quality to performance payoff.

Screen Space Reflection – Another setting which has a high impact on the performance of your game. We recommend settings this to medium and moving downward if you are still experiencing performance issues.

So those are the best settings to start with. You can adjust these accordingly depending on your own gameplay experience. If you want a more visual experience in the game you may be willing to sacrifice a few more frames. It’s up to you.

Before purchasing make sure your PC meets the recommend or minimum requirements.

A Plague Tale: Requiem Minimum System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. DirectX 12 Feature Level 12 and Shader Model 6.0 are needed.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K (3.7 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 8 GB, GeForce RTX 3070/Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 60 FPS, 1920×1080 in ultra. SSD storage is recommended.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, these settings allow you to enjoy this beautiful game in all it’s glory without having massive problems with lag and FPS Drops. Let us know how you get on!

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