The BEST Battlefield 2042 PC Settings [High FPS]

Here are the Best Battlefield 2042 PC Settings that feature Graphics, Nvidia, Windows Optimization, and others For High FPS plus Visibility.

The launch of Battlefield 2042 was nothing short of a disaster. The game has many issues with its settings, optimization, and connectivity. Battlefield 2042 runs terribly, no matter if you’re running it on a high-end PC with RTX Graphics Cards or on a Low to Mid-End PC. DICE said that the performance fixes for Battlefield 2042 will take some time, so don’t expect all of the issues to be fixed any time soon.

I’ve benchmarked Battlefield 2042 on the following PC specs:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3050
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
Key Takeaways

To run Battlefield 2042 on your PC, you’ll at least need an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel i5 6600K CPU, AMD Radeon RX 560 or Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU and 8 GB RAM. 

The following settings have a major impact on the game’s performance:

  • Texture Quality & Filtering
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • High Fidelity Objects Amount
  • Lighting Quality
  • Effects Quality
  • Mesh Quality
  • Terrain Quality

Battlefield 2042 has been plagued with performance and stability issues since launch. I’ve encountered FPS drops, stuttering, the game randomly freezing and even hard-crashing on the desktop. On my every playthrough, I’ve at least encountered one of these issues. 

Best Battlefield 2042 Graphics Settings

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Graphic Settings
Battlefield 2042 Best Settings.

In this section of our Battlefield 2042 Best Settings Guide, we will be looking at the most important settings in Battlefield 2042. Since Battlefield 2042 is a multiplayer FPS game, our main goal will be to achieve maximum FPS while maintaining decent visibility that will help you spot enemies easily. Let’s jump right into it.

Summary Of Graphics Settings

Setting Options
Fullscreen Mode Fullscreen
Fullscreen Resolution Native Resolution
Refresh Rate Highest Available
Field of View 90
Vehicle 3rd Person FOV 70
ADS Field of View ON
Brightness 55
High Dynamic Range (HDR) OFF
Motion Blur OFF
Chromatic Aberration OFF
Film Grain OFF
Vignette OFF
Lens Distortion OFF
Texture Quality Low or Medium
Texture Filtering Medium
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

This section of our Battlefield 2042 Best Settings Guide includes the Screen settings related to the Resolution and other Screen Settings in Battlefield 2042. These settings don’t impact the performance as much as the Graphics Settings, but they can still improve your overall experience.

Fullscreen Mode – Fullscreen

The Fullscreen Mode setting allows you to change the Window mode to Fullscreen, Borderless, or Windowed. It is recommended to keep this setting on Fullscreen Mode.

Fullscreen Resolution – Native Resolution

Fullscreen Resolution lets you choose the resolution for the selected monitor. Change this setting to your Monitor’s native screen resolution.

Refresh Rate – Highest Available

Sets the refresh rate of your display. Refresh Rate modifies how many times per second your monitor refreshes the image. The Refresh Rate should be set to the Highest Possible number that your monitor allows.

Field of View – 90

FOV Scaling ultimately boils down to taste. Although you may turn the FOV scaling up to 120 if you want to, I typically maintain it at 90 in games.

Vehicle 3rd Person FOV – 70

Vehicle TP-FOV allows you to change the Field of View for the 3rd Person camera option when sitting in a vehicle. Keep this setting at 70 for more visibility when driving tanks.

ADS Field of View – ON

When turned on, the magnification of weapon sights will be relative to the user-defined FOV, while OFF, will be relative to the default FOV. It is recommended to keep this setting ON.

Brightness – 55

You can set the brightness according to your own personal preference. Personally, I would recommend turning up the brightness a little bit higher than the in-game recommendation as it could increase the visibility of the environments and make it a little bit easier to spot the enemies In Battlefield 2042. Change Brightness to 55.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) – OFF

HDR expands the range of both contrast and color significantly. Bright parts of the image can get much brighter, so the image seems to have more “depth.”. It is recommended to keep this setting OFF if graphics are not your main concern while playing Battlefield 2042.

Motion Blur – OFF

Depending on your preferences, the motion blur setting can be changed. In Battlefield 2042, we advise turning off the Motion Blur setting because it produces clearer images and marginally improves FPS.

Chromatic Aberration – OFF

Chromatic Aberration distorts the colors around objects and makes the edges fade away. As a result, objects become distorted and blurry. Turn the Chromatic Aberration setting off for a clearer image.

Film Grain – OFF

Turn the Film Grain setting off to achieve the clearest image quality possible. The default option makes things look more cinematic, but it isn’t necessary for a multiplayer game.

Vignette – OFF

Vignette is an effect that simulates the darkening in real-world camera lenses. Keep the Vignette setting on OFF.

Lens Distortion – OFF

Allows you to enable or disable Lens Distortion. It is recommended to keep this Battlefield 2042 setting OFF for an optimal experience. 

Below are the most important settings in Battlefield 2042 as they have the most impact on the performance and the visual quality of the game.

Texture Quality – Low or Medium

The texture Quality setting lets you adjust the quality and clarity of all the textures in the game. The higher this setting is, the sharper surfaces will look. Higher settings will impact the performance a lot on graphic cards with low VRAM. If you have low VRAM, it is recommended to keep the textures low; otherwise, you can change the Battlefield 2042 Texture Quality setting to Medium.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Texture Quality
Texture Quality.

Texture Filtering – Medium

The Texture Filtering setting allows you to tweak the sharpness of textures when viewing at an angle. The Medium setting is a great balance between good FPS performance and decent visuals.

Lighting Quality – Low

Lighting Quality controls the quality and detail of various lights and shadows in the environment. This Battlefield 2042 setting can have a big impact on FPS. Turning the Lighting Quality from Ultra to Low gave us a 13% increase in performance. We recommend turning this option to Low because fewer shadows are rendered in the environment, which increases the visibility of characters moving through the environment.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Lighting Quality
Lighting Quality.

Effects Quality – Low

Effects Quality setting controls the quality of various explosions and other particle effects in the environment. It isn’t possible to test the performance difference between these settings. The higher quality setting could result in frame drops when too many explosions and effects are happening simultaneously. We recommend keeping this setting on Low.

Post Process Quality – Low

Post-processing Quality is the General visual quality improvements that are applied after the game’s rendering is done. Post-processing has quite a high impact on FPS when turned up but a fairly minimal impact on the visuals. Turning this Battlefield 2042 setting down will give you an 11% increase in performance.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Post Processing
Post Processing.

Mesh Quality – Low

Mesh Quality in Battlefield 2042 is the amount of unnecessary clutter that gets rendered when looking from a distance other than the players or vehicles. The higher the mesh quality, the higher the polygon count, and the more detailed the objects can be made to appear. If you want to be able to spot enemies easily at long distances when looking through a scope, turn the mesh quality down to Low setting.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Mesh Quality
Mesh Quality.

Terrain Quality – Low

Terrain Quality setting can change the level of detail of the terrain. Higher Quality Terrain has a higher resolution texture and more rocks on the ground form shadows compared to the Low setting. Since the maps in Battlefield 2042 are huge, Higher settings will constantly put more load on the PC. We recommend keeping Terrain Quality setting In Battlefield 2042 on Low or Medium for a minor boost in performance.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Terrain Quality
Terrain Quality.

Undergrowth Quality – Low

Undergrowth Quality changes the quality and density of vegetation in the environment. The density of grass and bushes being rendered at Low settings is much lower than the higher settings. The low setting could also give you a huge boost in FPS performance, up to 17%. Keeping the Undergrowth Quality setting on Low will give you the best visibility in case someone is lying in the bushes or the grass. 

Battlefield 2042 Graphics Settings - Undergrowth Quality
Undergrowth Quality.

Antialiasing post-processing – TAA Low

Anti-Aliasing is used to remove jagged edges from surfaces. This setting has two different modes in Battlefield 2042. TAA Low and TAA High. We recommended changing the Antialiasing setting In Battlefield 2042 to TAA Low as TAA High uses many resources and the visual upgrade is not worth it.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - AA Post Processing.
AA Post Processing.

Ambient Occlusion – OFF

Ambient Occlusion adds contact shadows where two surfaces or objects meet and where an object blocks light from reaching another nearby game element. Higher settings can make the interiors of buildings darker, potentially lowering the visibility of enemies that could be hiding in the shadows. It is recommended to keep this setting on Off for more visibility and a small FPS boost.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - Ambient Occlusion
Ambient Occlusion.

Overview Of Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings Options
Dynamic Resolution Scale Off
Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion Off
Nvidia Reflex Low Latency On+Boost
Future Frame Rendering On
Vertical Sync Off
High Fidelity Objects Amount Low

The Advanced Settings menu lets you adjust different features related to the framerate of the game. These include Dynamic Resolution Scale, Nvidia’s DLSS, RTAO, Nvidia’s Reflex, and Vertical Sync.

Dynamic Resolution Scale – OFF

Dynamic Resolution Scale is a useful setting for anyone who does not own a DLSS-enabled GPU. DSR is a technique used in both PC and console games where the output resolution is changed automatically to improve performance. If you’re facing a lot of frame drops and slow performance, you can turn this option on at the cost of image quality.


Deep Learning Super Sampling(DLSS) uses AI Super Resolution to provide the highest possible framerate at maximum graphics settings. This option can only be turned on if you have an Nvidia Graphics Card. You don’t really need to turn this option on when playing multiplayer because it is necessary to keep the graphics settings low for a better gameplay experience.

Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion – OFF

Ray-traced ambient occlusion is a computer graphics technique and ambient occlusion global illumination algorithm using ray-tracing. This Battlefield 2042 setting makes the areas where two shadows are combined look very realistic, but it comes with a huge performance hit. It isn’t worth turning RTAO On in a multiplayer game where your main focus should be having high FPS performance. We recommend keeping this setting Off.

Battlefield 2042 Best Settings - RTAO
Ray Traced Ambient Occlusion.

Nvidia Reflex Low Latency – ON+BOOST

Nvidia Reflex is a technology exclusively for Nvidia Graphic Card owners that looks to reduce the system latency, intending to improve your overall response times in competitive games where every millisecond counts without the need for new hardware. We recommended keeping this option On+Boost.

Future Frame Rendering – ON

Future Frame Rendering increases the visual fluidity by buffering future images to be output. We recommend leaving this option on for an optimal experience.

Vertical Sync – OFF

Verticle-Sync is a graphics technology that synchronizes the frame rate of a game with a gaming monitor’s refresh rate. Turning this Battlefield 2042 setting on will remove any screen-tearing but it will add a lot of input lag to your game, giving you a disadvantage against other players in multiplayer where reaction times matter a lot. V-Sync also puts an FPS cap in your game, it’s important to have as many framerates as you can in a multiplayer game. Needless to say, it’s best to have this option turned off.

High Fidelity Objects Amount – LOW

High-Fidelity Objects Amount setting controls the quality of the renders of distant objects. Since Battlefield 2042 maps are bigger than the ones featured in the games before, you may be able to gain decent performance by lowering this setting. We recommend keeping this setting on Low.

Battlefield 2042 Performance Analysis

After all the optimization steps, I ran a final benchmark (Video Attached Below) to see how much of a performance and FPS boost I’ve gained. According to my findings, I achieved a performance boost of up to 38% more than the optimized settings.

YouTube video

You should experience a significant boost in FPS performance after using our Battlefield 2042 Best Settings guide and implementing all the required Windows 10 and Nvidia Optimizations. To determine which settings provided us with the best performance and visibility at the same time, we tested each option extensively. This guide should enable you to enhance your gameplay in general.

Here are some key tips if you are still struggling to get decent FPS in Battlefield 2042.

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Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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