Graphics and mouse settings are the most influential settings when it comes to playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on your computer. Most of the settings seek to improve the frame rate in the game to make it a bit smoother than it is at its default settings. In this regard, here is a comprehensive guide to some of the mouse and graphics settings that you could use for the best possible gaming experience in PUBG. This guide seeks to show you how to make certain tweaks that should give you a competitive advantage or make your overall PUBG gaming experience better.
Preparing your mouse for playing games, like PUBG, can be a little complicated at first. You have to perform several option changes on several different in game / OS settings. They include acceleration, sensitivity and DPI (dots per inch). As always we recommend you pick up one of our recommended mice from our best FPS gaming mouse review.
In PUBG, all your mouse settings should revolve around being able to do a 180-degree turn with one complete left to right sweep of the mouse. In this case, you need to turn the mouse acceleration off if you want to maintain the same viewpoint after turning suddenly. If you leave this setting on, you will end up in a different viewpoint, something that is likely to get you killed when an enemy player gets the jump on you. To turn this setting off, search ‘Mouse Acceleration’ in the Windows Search Bar.
In this setting, you must start a game to perform the necessary tweaks. After starting the game, find a good position, such as a window, and perform mouse sweeps as you adjust between the three sensitivity areas in the PUBG’s settings menu (General Sensitivity, Targeting Sensitivity, and Scoping Sensitivity). It will take some time to find the most comfortable sensitivity setting, but you will enjoy your game better than before.
Dots per Inch (DPI)
DPI is also more about personal preference. Lower DPI settings work for gamers with extra-large mouse mats. A low setting allows you to move a mouse over longer distances. Higher DPIs will work best if you are working on a small mat that does not allow big hand movements. Lower DPIs typically range from 400 – 800 and higher ones between 800 – 1000.
Graphics determine the playability and performance of a game. In PUBG, you will find different graphics settings, like resolution, which you may need to adjust for a better gaming experience. Other such settings include field of view (FOV), effects, texture and antialiasing among others.
PUBG supports resolutions as high as 4K. However, the ideal resolution setting that would not give your system’s performance a hit is 1080p. This resolution is the standard full high definition setting, especially for lower-end computers. You should expect lower gaming performance if you go a notch higher than 1080p. Also, it is worth noting that resolution is the parameter that affects frame rate the most. Tweaking your resolution should be the first thing if you ever notice a significant drop in the game’s frame rate.
Field of View (FOV)
This setting is particularly crucial if you play PUBG in the first-person perspective (FPP). The wider your field of view (FOV), the more you can see on your screen. In third-person perspective, this setting does not matter because you have a 360-degree FOV in the first place. The maximum FOV setting in PUBG is 103. Since higher is better in this aspect, you have no reason not to max out on this setting.
Setting this to the highest possible setting is a good idea. It significantly affects the visual quality of the game without taking a toll on the performance of your gaming PC. Setting it to medium is the way to go if you have fps issues. It will provide a balance between performance and the game’s visual quality. Going for a lower setting will make your game look a bit unsightly.
Higher does not necessarily mean better, and that is the case with the post-processing setting in PUBG. Post-processing will have a significant impact on fps at higher settings. At the same time, you would hardly notice any improvement in the game’s visual quality. For this reason, always go for the low settings to get the best possible fps out of your computer.
The effects setting is responsible for making things, like car explosions, smoke, and frag grenades, look cool. However, this may have some impact on the frame rate, affecting your line of sight. Any sudden change in fps may be the difference between getting a Better Luck Next Time and the ever-elusive Chicken Dinner. In this case, go for the lowest setting because you do not need the best visual effects for explosions so much more than you need to maintain a clear line of sight.
The motion blur’s purpose in the game is to add a blurring effect when you turn around rapidly. As cool as it may look, it may make you miss an enemy near you. Some players even complain about this feature having nauseating effects. It may cost you in the game, especially if you are in a tight and tense situation. We recommend keeping this setting off to increase your chances of winning the game. After all, it has minimal impact of the game’s performance.
Antialiasing is essential in reducing the pixilation effect in games. However, it takes a toll on your system’s performance while playing PUBG. Also, it may make spotting an enemy player more difficult at a distance. Setting antialiasing to medium is the best way to go about it if you want to make object differentiation much easier and minimize pixilation at the same time. You can make it low if you do not mind the jagged lines that this setting seeks to address.
Like antialiasing, this setting also helps in minimizing the jagged edges in the game. It works by letting the game render at a higher resolution than your display supports. For instance, setting the screen scale at more than 100 means PUBG will render at more than 2K if you are working with a 2K display. In this case, it will smooth out the rough edges of most game details. As a result, the game will demand more from your computer; hence, it would be for the best if you left this setting at its default of 100.
Turning off Vsync is the best way to go if you want to have the highest possible frame rate. This setting works by syncing up your display’s refresh rate to manage problems like the appearance of visual artifacts and screen tearing. Such issues arise when your frame rates are higher than your display’s frequency. You do not have to worry about such issues in PUBG, so Vsync does not have to be on while you are enjoying your game.
This setting is especially vital when playing in the Erangel battleground. The setting affects bushes, trees, and grass and does not have any significant impact on performance. Setting it at very low would do well in minimizing the number of obstacles that may block your line of sight. This explanation is similar to the logic behind setting effects to very low.
It may all boil down to personal preference, but some of these settings promise more competitive advantage than simply cranking everything up to the maximum. You may prefer an immersive gaming experience, and in such a case, you will want higher foliage and effects settings. Toning down on the settings, like post-processing, may help in giving you a slight competitive advantage by increasing the game’s frame rate. The impact of some of these settings also depends on how powerful your system is – you may not have to worry about so much if you are working with top-of-the-line computers.