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Best GTA V PC settings: How to optimize graphics and boost FPS

GTA V can be a difficult game to run, so we’ve got the best settings to enhance your graphics and boost your FPS.

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GTA V is one of the most popular games in the world, but with its huge map and crazy action, it can be tough for your computer to handle. Here are the best GTA V PC settings so you can boost your FPS.

Grand Theft Auto V was first released all the way back in 2013, but eight years later, it still attracts millions of players a year. From GTA Online to modded servers like NoPixel, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Los Santos.

The fifth entry in the legendary series is set in San Andreas county and offers the biggest map that GTA has ever had, coming in at 30 square miles of land.

With all the buildings, vehicles, NPCs, and more found in the game, it can be tough for computers to run it well. To give you a hand, we’ve put together the best PC settings to enhance your graphics and boost your FPS.

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If you’re struggling for FPS in GTA V, there are some surprising settings you can change that could have a big impact on your performance.

You may not even notice the grass while you’re driving around Los Santos, but knocking the quality down from Ultra to Normal can add 12 extra frames per second. Turning MSAA anti-aliasing down is also very useful, with big performances improvements between 8x, 4x, and 2x.

You can view our best graphics settings below.

Graphics Tab

  • Screen Type: Full Screen
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 for high end graphics cards, 1600×900 for best FPS.
  • Aspect Ratio: Auto
  • Refresh Rate: Select highest number than matches your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Output Monitor: 1
  • FXAA: On
  • MSAA: Off
  • VSync: Off
  • Pause Game On Focus Loss: Off
  • Population Density: Disabled
  • Population Variety: Disabled
  • Distance Scaling: Disabled.
  • Texture Quality: Normal
  • Shader Quality: High
  • Shadow Quality: Normal
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Reflection MSAA: X2
  • Water Quality: Normal
  • Particles Quality: Normal
  • Grass Quality: Normal
  • Soft Shadows: Sharp
  • Post FX: High
  • Motion Blur Strength: Disabled
  • Anisotropic Filtering: Off
  • Ambient Occlusion: High
  • Tessellation: Off

Advanced Graphics

  • Long Shadows: Off
  • High Resolution: Off
  • High Detail Streaming While Flying: Off
  • Frame Scaling Mode: Off
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Of course, if you’re running very old hardware, there might not be any GTA V settings that can help your FPS. For everyone else, the settings listed above should help boost your FPS, and make your time in Los Santos smoother.

To see if your computer can run the game, check out GTA V’s minimum and recommended PC specs, then take a look at the fastest cars in GTA Online.

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Overpowered Apex Legends double pump glitch returns in Season 14

Apex Legends players have discovered the return of the double pump glitch in Season 14, creating controversy in the community.

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The infamous double pump glitch has returned in Apex Legends Season 14, leaving players worried about people abusing the bug.

The Apex Legends Season 14 update brought a variety of changes to the game, giving dataminers a new game version to sift through and find details around the potential Season 15 Legend.

As the update brought so much new content and changes, it’s normal for new bugs and glitches to show up, which players have seen with the unlimited loot exploit.

However, players have now discovered that the infamous double pump glitch has returned, making the Peacekeeper and Sentinel even more deadly for those who abuse the bug.

Apex Legends content creator Mokeysniper brought the return of the double pump glitch to the community’s attention on August 18, posting a video of it in action.

The glitch allows players to shoot the Peacekeeper and Sentinel much faster than they should be able to, giving those who use the glitch an unfair advantage over others.

The glitch is done by shooting, reloading, swapping to your secondary, and swapping back very quickly. If players are able to get the timing right, they can repeat this process to shoot the Peacekeeper/Sentinel in a ridiculously fast manner.

This is clearly a glitch that needs to be addressed and resolved quickly by Respawn, as if it starts to be abused by players, it could create chaos.

In the comments of the Twitter post, there are a few videos of players showing them doing it in-game, which is a worrying sign. Some are very worried about it being absued, with one comment saying “I actually hate that you guys post this kinda s***. It’s always super sick to deal with some broken weird s*** in ranked.”

Hopefully, Respawn can get a fix out for this as soon as possible, much like they were able to do for the accidental removal of tap strafing.

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How to get Apex Legends Twitch Prime Gaming rewards: August 2022

Here’s how you can get the Vantage Troop Leader Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin and bundle during the month of August in 2022.

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A new skin is available to Apex Legends players with a Prime Gaming subscription in August 2022. Here’s how you can get Vantage’s Troop Leader Apex Legends Twitch Prime bundle for yourself.

Respawn Entertainment and Amazon have a collaboration that involves releasing a set of Apex Legends Prime Gaming skins throughout the game’s seasons. These are available exclusively for Twitch Prime members. 

Every month brings another skin for fans to enjoy, and it’s the brand-new Season 14 Legend Vantage‘s turn to get one for the month of August. If you have a Prime Gaming subscription, then you can get the Vantage “Troop Leader” Epic skin.

Here’s what you need to do to get the newest Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin.

Vantage Twitch Prime Troop Leader skin release date

Vantage’s Troop Leader Twitch Prime Gaming skin for Apex Legends is available from August 18 to September 15.

Players have roughly a month to claim the Skin before the next Legend gets an exclusive Prime Gaming cosmetic after August 18.

What’s in Apex Legends August Prime Gaming drop?

Vantage’s August Prime Gaming skin will be of Epic rarity and it comes alongside other items. The devs have also offered players a banner and weapon skin with this Twitch Prime drop.

  • Troop Leader – Epic Vantage skin
  • Overachiever – Flatline weapon skin
  • All Patched Up – Vantage Banner Frame

How to claim Vantage’s Troop Leader bundle in Apex Legends

Vantage’s new Apex Legends Twitch Prime skin will be available for free to Prime members throughout August all the way till September 15. You must visit the Prime Gaming website and link your active Amazon Prime membership account to your EA account.

Here’s the full process:

  1. Log in to the Prime Gaming website.
  2. Make sure your Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts are linked.
  3. Visit the “Apex Legends” section.
  4. Click “Claim Now” on the “Wraith Fleur De Lethal Bundle” when you see it.
  5. Link your EA and Prime Gaming accounts if asked.
  6. Load up the game and you should get a notification letting you know you have claimed the bundle.

Alternatively, you can start a free trial with Prime to claim it right away. This way, you won’t need to have an active membership to get your hands on the Apex Legends Prime Gaming skin.

Follow these instructions, and the new Epic Vantage skin will become available in your in-game inventory.


For more Apex Legends news, keep it locked on CharlieIntel, and be sure to check out our Season 14 review and best FOV settings for the battle royale.

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Weird Apex Legends glitch spawns unlimited loot for players

A new Apex Legends glitch has been discovered that provides players with unlimited loot from one Loot Bin.

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An Apex Legends player has discovered a very weird bug that spawns unlimited loot when playing in Season 14.

The Apex Legends developers are constantly looking to improve the player experience by introducing new content and fixing issues the community is experiencing. Just recently, the devs even introduced a quality of life change which made many controller players happy.

Unfortunately, Apex Legends is not immune to bugs and issues, with the launch of Season 14 prompting some new glitches like characters having the wrong abilities and players not receiving rewards for leveling up.

Now, Apex Legends content creator Skeptation has found a new glitch in the Battle Royale which ultimately allows players to exploit Loot Bins to spawn unlimited items.

Skeptation explains how this glitch works in his August 18 YouTube video, stating that when players stand on top of and open a Loot Bin that has a wall behind it, the Loot Bin will close completely after the player has taken the loot inside of it.

If you open the Loot Bin again, it will be completely empty. This is obviously a good trick for covering your tracks and trolling teammates who are looking for loot, however, Skeptation noticed that on some occasions something “weirder” happens.

When messing around with the bug, Skeptation noticed that sometimes the Loot Bin would refresh and spawn more loot after performing the glitch.

Skeptation does say that although he is “not sure what triggers it,” if someone is able to figure out how to do it consistently it would be “broken.”

If this becomes a major issue and players are attempting and being successful with this unlimited loot glitch, perhaps it will provoke Respawn to come up with a fix.


For more, check out Apex Legends Season 14 player’s creepy Firing Range realization.

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