The Star Wars saga is probably one of the most important pieces of pop culture to date. This compendium of all nine movies merged into a LEGO game was highly anticipated, to say the least. And what they’ve been able to achieve here is unprecedented nonetheless. I’ve played through the game, felt the nostalgia pump up from within, and created this Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga best settings guide.
Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga System Requirements
Before we start optimizing your in-game graphics settings, let’s make sure if your PC can actually run the game or not. Check out the system requirements for Lego Star Wars the Skywalker Saga down below.
Minimum system requirements
- Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti or Radeon HD 7850
- DirectX Version: 11
- Storage Space Required: 40 GB of space
Recommended system requirements
- Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 3 3100
- Ram: 8GB RAM
- GPU: GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290
- DirectX Version: 11
- Storage Space Required: 40 GB of space
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Best Graphics Settings For Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga
First, let’s briefly look at all the settings you need to change for Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga:
|Setting||What to Set it to|
|Screen Resolution||Native Resolution|
|Fullscreen Monitor Index||Main Display|
|Anti Aliasing||Temporal AA|
|Screen Space Reflections||Low|
Now that you’ve confirmed if your system can run Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, it’s time to jump straight into its best graphics settings. These settings are tuned to give you the best performance and stutter-free experience without compromising visual quality.
Screen Resolution: Your Monitor’s Native Resolution
Set the Screen Resolution setting to the native resolution of your display. Using your native resolution will ensure that the game’s visuals will have proper detail without any blurriness. In case you’re running the game on a very resource-limited PC, you could scale down your resolution.
Fullscreen Monitor Index: Select your Main Display
In the Fullscreen Monitor Index, simply select the primary monitor that you want the game to be displayed on. This setting will only be available if you have a multi-monitor setup.
Windowed Mode: Off
It’s important to run Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga in fullscreen for the best FPS. So, using windowed mode will negatively impact your performance.
Borderless is a somewhat better display mode than Windowed mode. It helps you minimize and return to the game quicker if you work on any other application while playing. However, to favor performance, the fullscreen mode is what we’ll use.
Vertical Sync: Off
As in every game, we’ll disable vertical sync to avoid capping FPS to your monitor’s max refresh rate. Plus, V-sync also introduces input lag and stuttering, which ruins the whole experience.
Shadow Quality: Low
Shadow Quality is one of the most taxing graphics settings in Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga. It produces one of the finest shadows in a Lego game, but the hit-on performance is unjustified. Switching Shadow Quality to low helps reduce the load on GPU while keeping a decent amount of shadow effects.
Anti Aliasing: Temporal AA
Temporal AA is the best anti-aliasing option. It’s both cost-effective and outputs the best Anti-Aliasing effect that successfully minimizes jagged edges in the textures.
Ambient Occlusion: Low
Turning Ambient Occlusion to Low game gives me a boost of 3-5 FPS, depending on the environment. Plus, during regular fast-paced gameplay, I didn’t notice any visual degradation whatsoever.
Screen Space Reflections: Low
Screen Space Reflections (SSR) is also one of the most taxing graphics settings. Best leave it at low to enjoy the game at higher FPS at the cost of reflection quality. If you have a decent PC, I recommend bumping this setting to medium.
Image Sharpening: Off
There’s no need for additional image sharpening in Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga as textures are already crisp as it is. One weird thing I’ve experienced is that using texture sharpening actually costs performance.
HDR Output: Disable
There’s no need to enable HDR, even if you’re running the game on a high-end PC. The reason for this is that it reduces FPS and doesn’t work as intended (at least at launch).
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Fix Stuttering, FPS Drops, And Lag In Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga
Follow along with each step to solve different FPS drops, stuttering, and lag issues in Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga.
Install Latest Windows Updates
To update your Windows, simply:
- Open Window’s Search, type “Windows Updates” and click on the first result.
- Once you’re in Windows Update settings, click the “check for update” button.
- After some time, you’ll be notified whether any updates are available for your Windows.
- If updates exist, simply download and install them, then reboot the PC.
- Otherwise, skip to the next step.
Update Your Graphics Card Drivers
To update your Nvidia drivers, simply download and install Geforce Experience and follow the steps below:
- Open Geforce Experience from the Desktop.
- Go to the driver’s section.
- If there’s a driver update, you’ll see a download button.
- Once drivers are downloaded, click on “Express Install” to install them
- After installation, reboot to complete the process.
To update your AMD drivers, simply download and install AMD Radeon Software and follow the steps below:
- Open the AMD Radeon Settings.
- Once you open the app, check the right side of the application, and there will be a driver updating section.
- Click on the “Check for Update.”
- If there are updates available, it’ll prompt you to download them.
- Once downloaded, click Install to begin the AMD Radeon Driver Updating.
- After everything is done, restart.
Set the Game to High Priority
Setting Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga to high priority is one of the best ways to achieve consistent performance.
Simply follow the steps below to do it:
- Launch the game, then minimize it by pressing Alt+Tab.
- Open task manage by either right-clicking on the taskbar or selecting “task manager” from the context menu.
- Or, you could simply press CTRL+ Shift + Esc.
- Click on the main process of Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga and right-click on it.
- Select the go to details option to locate the core process.
- Once you’re on the core process, right-click on it, go to set priority, and select “High”.
Enable Game Mode
To enable Game Mode, all you have to do is:
- Open Window’s Search and type “Game Mode” in it. Open the first link.
- Once you’re in Game Mode Settings, toggle the game mode on.
And that’s it. Now Game Mode is enabled, and all you have to do is launch Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga to experience its effect on performance.
Use Launch Options to Force Fullscreen Mode
In the graphics settings above, I’ve mentioned that running the game in Windowed or Borderless will negatively affect your FPS.
So, here’s how you can always start the game in Fullscreen mode:
- Open Steam and go to your games library.
- Here, locate Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, right-click on it, and go to properties.
- Once you’re in properties, open the General tab and find the Launch Options.
- Here, type the command ” -Fullscreen” (without quotes) to run the game on fullscreen mode whenever you launch it.
It has helped tremendously with stuttering, lag, and FPS drops issues for people. Even if you aren’t running into issues, you should still benefit from running the game on fullscreen mode.
Run The Game as Administrator
Running Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga as admin can solve several performance issues. For starters, any application that might be messing with your game won’t be able to affect it anymore.
To do this, simply:
- Locate the Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga game files through Steam.
- Once inside, right-click on the main executable and select properties.
- In properties, switch to the compatibility tab and check on the setting” run the application with administrative privileges.”
- After you’re done, apply the setting, then close the property window.
Your game will always run with admin privileges and it’ll hopefully solve your performance issues.
Disable Your Antivirus
Antivirus may protect us from external threats, but in rare cases, it becomes an internal threat itself. Several antiviruses are known to cause problems with game files. Some antivirus even removes game files that they find slightly at risk. It disrupts the gaming experience and must be stopped.
Check if you’re gaming is running better by temporarily disabling your antivirus. If your game does perform better, simply add an exception into the antivirus of your game’s install folder.
May High Performance be With You
That wraps up our guide. From taking in-game graphics settings to solving critical performance issues, all methods are tried, tested, and working.
If you think there’s a method we missed, do let us know in the comments below. If you’re having any issues with the game and would like to chat with us, feel free to do that below.
Patch Notes For Patch (August 2022)
Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga Latest Patch:
- Addressed an issue in episode 7 where the story mission ‘Friends of the Resistance’ fails to continue
- Addressed an issue where at times in episode 3 when the level triggers fail to appear could fail to appear for ‘The High Ground’
- Players facing issue in Freeplay issue ‘Green Harvest’ where the camera gets stuck will no longer face the issue.
- We have also inserted 4 new capital ship encounters and 34 more cyber bricks to collect in the local space.
- Some of the critical issues have also been fixed
- New general stability improvements have been inserted
- We have also fixed game glitches faced by the players
- Players having concerns regarding the game save issue have also been fixed
- The fps drop issue in the game has now been fixed
- We have also inserted minor UI fixes
- Multiple fixes and improvements to stability, quality, progression, and performance issues throughout the title.
- Added fixes to retroactively unlock certain trophies/achievements if criteria have been met by the user but the trophy/achievement didn’t unlock.
- Fixed issue for ‘Dodginess Manifest’ Freeplay mission where, under certain progression criteria two Stormtroopers and a droid would be missing from a hut in Tuanul Village.
- Fixed issue where orange dots to indicate new content would sometimes reset and reappear in the Holoprojector.
- Fixed an issue where the Razor Crest cockpit and door were displaying incorrectly on specific platforms.
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