Ever since its release back in March 2017, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has been notorious for its bad performance. Gamers with powerful and weak computers alike were facing drops in frame-rate, stuttering, game freezes and occasional game crashes.
Since then, Bluehole has been constantly optimizing the game to improve performance. Nearly a year later, most people with strong hardware face relatively fewer issues. However, gamers with comparatively weaker machines struggle to maintain smooth 60 FPS.
There are a number of tweaks and optimizations users have found that you can attempt.
Make sure you have the latest video card drivers installed. Use Geforce Experience and AMD Gaming Evolved to update drivers for your graphics card.
Disable Fullscreen Optimization
- Navigate to the PUBG install folder located in the Steam library.
- Right click TSLGame.exe and click properties.
- Under the compatibility tab, check the box that says ‘Override high DPI scaling’.
- Select ‘Application’ from the dropdown menu.
- Click apply.
- Open up your steam library, right click PUBG and go to properties.
- Under the general tab, select set launch options
- Add the following:-
-USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4 -malloc=system -maxMem=7168 -refresh 144
Make sure to change the value of RAM according your system.
If you have an NVIDIA graphic card installed, you can perform the follows tweaks for additional performance improvements.
NVIDIA Control Panel
- Right click the desktop and open Nvidia control panel.
- Go to the manage 3D settings tab on the left.
- Click the program settings menu and select “TslGame”. If it is not available, click add and navigate to the game executable located in the steam directory under \common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64\
- Change ‘Threaded optimization’ and ‘Texture filtering – Trilinear optimization’ to on.
- Change ‘power management mode’ to ‘Prefer maximum performance’.
- Change ‘Texture filtering – Quality’ to ‘High performance’.
NVIDIA Profile Inspector
- Go to the this link https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/nvidia-aa-guide.336854/ and download Nvidia Inspector
- Extract the file and launch NvidiaProfileInspector.exe
- Type PLAYERUNKNOWN in the search bar in the top left corner of the screen and select ‘PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS’.
- Locate “Antialiasing Compatibility” and change the value to “0x080100C5 (Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3).
5. Click apply changes in the top right and exit the program.
AMD users can follow the same settings as Nvidia users but should turn the ‘Shader Cache’ setting off.