Grounded BEST Settings: FPS & Performance

In order to enjoy the Grounded game completely you must have best game settings.

To enjoy all the features of the Grounded game and have smooth gameplay, players should use the best settings in-game. Moreover, players sometimes face performance issues too, and there are ways to handle that easily. Knowing about settings will enable you to make significant changes in the settings of the game. While you are at it, you must read our BEST Grounded Weapons with Locations guide.

Key Highlights

  • First of all, make changes to the in-game display settings, like putting Gamma to 15%, disabling Motion Blur, making Field of View 90, and more.
  • You can then tweak the controller, audio, accessibility, and custom settings according to your personal preference.
  • Grounded does not allow you to have a lot of freedom when it comes to the game settings.
  • You can still use the config file of the game to tweak some important settings and improve performance.
  • Follow the path mentioned in the guide and open the “GameUsersettigns” file. Now make the following changes:
    • Set View Distance Quality to 2
    • Anti Aliasing Quality to 1
    • Shadow Quality to 0
    • Post Processing to 1
    • Texture Quality to 3
    • Effect Quality to 2
    • Foliage Quality to 0
    • Shading Quality to 1
  • Some additional methods you can use include making sure your GPU’s device drivers are updating to the latest version.
  • Ultimately, get rid of any overlays that show up in the middle of your game, like Discord, Nvidia GeForce Experience, and Xbox Game Bar.


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That is why below we have discussed options, Customs, and Config file settings so that you can enjoy the game comfortably. Not only that, but we have also mentioned tips on how to boost your system performance while playing the game so that you have the utmost fun! While you are at it, you must read our Grounded Review guide.  

Grounded Best Settings  

There are game options that players can change both in the game and outside of the game. However, when you start your game, their certain options that will be eventually locked. These are general settings, and most of these are dependent upon the personal preferences of players. However, we have also mentioned what settings would best suit most players.  


When you click on the options, you will see a menu where the first tab will be GAME. These are general settings options which include language, player distance, Auto Saves, and Survival.

Options Settings (Image Source eXputer)


There are lots of language options available for players to choose from in Grounded. Players can select the language according to their preferences. Moreover, the newly updated developers also keep on adding new languages for the players.

Player Distance

Players can keep it on and off, and it is mostly used when you are playing in multiplayer mode. It actually helps players to see how far their friends are on their name tag hub. However, if you turn it off, you won’t be able to see the distance between you and your friends.


The first option available is Auto-save interval; now, this is actually about how many minutes your game will be saved automatically. Keep in mind that if you keep a short time, then you will see your game constantly getting saved, which might be annoying at times. That is why it is best to keep it at 20 minutes.

Below that are Auto-saves options, and this is basically after how many times your auto-save will be overwritten. The maximum limit of it is 5, which means after 5 times saving, when you do it for the 6th time, your game will be overwritten, and you will not have history to fall back onto.

Survival Tutorials

If you keep this option turned on in the game, then you will be able to see survival tutorial messages displayed on your screen. Not only that, but if you keep it on, then you will see quests notifications as well. Moreover, if you turn it off, the tutorials will be displayed on the screen, which might make the game hard sometimes.

Display Settings

 In the options settings, the setting tab is all about Display settings. In Display Settings, you make changes in Gamma, Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, Field of View, and Render Scale. Below we will explain all these in detail.

Display Settings (Image Source eXputer)


Basically, Gamma is mostly about the light, and if you turn it all the way up to the maximum, then your screen will be too much bright. Not only that, but you might not be able to see things clearly. However, it can be used if you are going through a dark tunnel or a cave. Other than that, you can keep it where it suits you.  Moreover, we would recommend you keep it at 15%; it works for most players.

Motion Blur

In the game Motion, Blur is turned on by default, but most gamers dislike it very much. Moreover, if you are one of the players that get motion sickness, then just keeping it way down to zero would be better for you.

Chromatic Aberration

It depends upon what type of system you are using to play the game. However, it is mostly related to haze. So it could have an effect on the performance as well, depending upon the system you are using; leave it on or off, whatever suits you best.

Field Of View

We would recommend you keep Field of View at 90 as it would suit most gamers. Keep in mind that if you keep it below 90, it will narrow your view, and you won’t be able to see things far away. Moreover, it even affects your third-person view as well, but with a third-person view, you get more views too.

Keeping it below 90, like at 60, would zoom all things around you. Furthermore, all things will be very close to you; even in the third-person mode, you won’t get many views. Also, if you push it above 90, then all things will feel so far away, and you won’t be able to see them clearly. That is why the best thing would be to keep it at 90.

Render Scale

 It depends upon what kind of system you are using; if you are having performance issues, then you must lower it. It is basically about how fast or slow things like distance appear on your screen. Players can keep it at 100, but if you are having performance issues, then lower it but not too much.

Keyboard And Controller Settings

Both Keyboard and Controller settings are very easy to understand. All the buttons are given for the keyboard mapping, and where you want the certain buttons it’s up to you. Moreover, the same is true for controller settings; you would need to set the buttons according to your wish. Suppose you want to put Jump on the X button. You can do that easily.

Keyboard and Controller
Keyboard And Controller Settings ( Image Source eXputer)


Here you can adjust the audio settings of the game. Set it where you would feel most comfortable, where it won’t be too noisy or annoying, and you can hear it properly.

Audio Settings ( Image Source eXputer)

Moreover, down below, there is an option available for Voice Chat Activation. It is actually for multiplayer when you are playing with your best buddies, and you want to turn on the voice chat. However, just turn it off if you don’t want anyone hearing your voice. There is also an option available to set the volume of the chat, and it depends upon the device you are using, so set it accordingly.  


It is about how you want your Screen Texts and other modes, such as Arachnophobia and Colorblind Mode.
Some people might not care about these options, and for certain people, these are very important.

Accessibility Settings (Image Source eXputer)


For those who don’t know, Arachnophobia is basically a fear of spiders. There are certain people in the world that are really scared of Spiders, and Grounded has plenty of scary spiders. Now, if you are of those people who don’t like to see spiders, then you can keep the Arachnophobia safe mode at 5. Then the Spiders would not be so scary, and you can enjoy your gameplay.

Highlight Objects

If you keep the Highlight objects option turned off, then nothing in-game will be highlighted. It means that floors or any items won’t be highlighted too. However, if you keep it on, then the items in Grounded will be highlighted. Items such as Sprig or weapons, and it is because of the highlight feature you will be able to see the items more clearly.

Wide Interaction

When you switch the Wide Interaction, you can interact with the items even when you are not even looking at them. It is sometimes confusing, too, like when you are running, and you will see the highlighted items surrounding you, which might be annoying too. Moreover, it is up to you to turn it off or on; we would recommend you turn it off.


Now Chat is the last option in Accessibility Tab, and it allows you to convert your incoming text into speech by the narrator. Not only that, you can convert incoming speech (Voice Chat) into text as well. Moreover, enable background, and you will see the black HUD appearing on the text for you to see the text easily.

Custom Settings

It depends upon the players how they want their custom settings based on their personal preferences; they can make changes to it. Players would need to either join Single Player or Multiplayer to do the custom settings. Select it, then in the mode options, select Custom; now, Custom game settings will be there for you to make changes in it.

Custom Settings
Custom Settings in Grounded ( Image Source eXputer)

The difficulty

Now it is basically difficulty mode, depending upon you whether you want Mild, Normal, or Hard. 

All Recipes are Unlocked And Free

When you turn it on then, you will have the freedom of making all the recipes in Ground for free. Players can then build whatever they like for free.

Bugs Spawn And Bugs Ignore Players

Turn the Bugs Spawn Option on to see the Bugs and insects in your yard. Moreover, you can turn it off if you don’t want Bugs and Insects to be present in the yard. Also, turn off the Bugs Ignore Players so that Hostile bugs will ignore you in-game.

Building Integrity

In the game, there are Multi-Level buildings; when you turn the Building Integrity option on then, you will need to follow structural support rules. Only then will you be allowed to build taller and large bases.


When you turn the Quests options on then, the game will guide you about the Quests and Objectives. However, turning it then will no longer help you in finding the Quests.

Player Damage

Remember, if your player damage is turned on, then you will take damage if the players attack or you fall from a large building or height. However, if you turn it off, then you will no longer take any damage at all; you will basically have God Mode.

Friendly Fire And Pet Invincibility

Turning this on will allow you to damage your own allies and friends in-game. That is why you must toggle it off if you don’t want to damage your fellow teens. Moreover, turn on the Pet Invincibility, and your pets will not get any damage from you.

Hunger/Thirst Drain

In order to survive in-game, you would need to eat food and drink. However, if you toggle it off, then you will longer be required to manage your hunger and thirst.

Stamina Drain

Most of the time, gamers feel annoyed when their character runs out of stamina. That is why with the Stamina Drain option, you can toggle it, and you will not regenerate your stamina. Because of it, you enjoy battles and exploring much more interesting.

Equipment Durability

In Grounded, your equipment often needs to get repaired, and that is sometimes frustrating. Toggle off the Equipment Durability option if you don’t want your equipment to drain off or degrade with usage.

Food Spoiling

As time passes on, the food that you stored in the game will spoil too. After it gets spoiled, it will no longer serve its intended purpose. Fortunately, you toggle the Food Spoiling option off, and your food will not get spoiled in the game.

Menu Pause Game

When you open the Menu in-game, your game will be paused if this option is turned on. However, you must know that it will not work in multiplayer mode.

Backpack Items On Death

Keep in mind that when you die, you might lose all your items. Now you can move it to the settings where it would respawn with you after the death. However, equipped will always respawn with you when you die.

After you have made changes in the Custom settings, you now need to accept it. After that, you will need to select the teen hero of your choice then the game will start. Remember, once the game starts, you will not be able to make any more custom changes at all. However, you would still be able to check them out.  

Config File Settings

Unfortunately, Grounded doesn’t give much freedom to players when it comes to the settings of the game. However, there is a way to change some settings through the config file in order to have great gameplay.

[Game Install Location]/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.Maine_8wekyb3d8bbwe/Local Cache/Local/Maine/Saved/Config/WinAnvil

There you will find “GameUsersettings” open this file and change the settings to what we have mentioned below, and you will have a great experience in playing Grounded.

View Distance Quality2
Anti Aliasing Quality1
Shadow Quality0
Post Processing1
Texture Quality3
Effect Quality2
Foliage Quality0
Shading Quality1

How To Boost Performance In Grounded

Remember, there are certain things that players can do to improve the performance of the game and have smooth gameplay. Below we have mentioned all things that you can easily do to improve your performance significantly.

Have Latest Graphics Driver

Keep in mind that having an updated graphics driver will have a great impact on the performance of the game. Most of the time, there are some bugs and glitches that have a bad impact on the gameplay. However, if you always update Graphics Driver, then you won’t face such problems, and they will be fixed.

Disable Overlays

Most gamers use applications like Discord and NVIDIA Shadowplay, and they might be running overlays over the game that causes problem and performance issues. Moreover, if you don’t want to waste your resources and put all the energy into the game, then disable those overlays.

Discord Overlay

Launch the Discord app and then click on the gear icon. There, just click on Overlay, which would be under App Settings, and Enable In-game Overlay. Now open the Games tab and choose the Grounded game, then finally turn off Enable in-game overlay.

Disable Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay

Just open the Nvidia GeForce Experience app and select settings; there, you will find the General tab. Click on the General tab and just disable In-Game Overlay.

Disable Xbox Game Bar

To Disable the Xbox Game bar, you will need to press Windows + I, and It will launch Windows Settings. Select gaming and head over to the Game bar; there, just turn off Screenshots, Record Game Clips, and Broadcast.

Doing all this will have a major effect on your gameplay and will see more smoothness too. However, there is another thing you can do, and sometimes, there are numerous software running in the background. These background applications consume a lot of resources that we could use in-game. So for that, just go to Task Manager, and there in the Processes tab, close all the useless running apps. 

Final Words

In order to enjoy gameplay smoothly, players must have the best Settings in grounded. Moreover, if you don’t have ideal settings, you face issues with gameplay and won’t be able to enjoy it completely. That is why in this article, we have mentioned the best settings for you and also tips to boost performance. However, you can still make some changes in the settings to see where it works best for you.

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Haider Khan

PC gaming geek with three years of content writing experience - covering Video Game Settings, and errors across all devices.

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