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Best Elden Ring PC settings: How to boost FPS & recommended specs

Elden Ring is finally here, so we’re breaking down the best PC settings to make the Lands Between play as smooth as possible.

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Best Elden Ring PC settings

Elden Ring, FromSoftware and George R.R Martin’s open-world fantasy RPG, has arrived with glowing reviews. Here’s everything you need to know about the PC version, including the best settings for FPS, its PC requirements, frame rate, and does it have DLSS?

Elden Ring shakes up the classic Souls format, allowing players to traverse an open world created by George R.R Martin, the author behind the hit fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

Elden Ring has launched on PC, allowing players to take advantage of their hardware and make the Lands Between as beautiful as possible. But, PC players have reported performance issues such as stuttering and frame drops, so we’ve got the best settings to help you get the best performance from your rig.

Elden Ring minimum & recommended PC requirements

PC players were anxiously awaiting Elden Ring’s PC requirements, and after they were finally revealed by the devs on February 15, came in much higher than fans expected.

Minimum specsRecommended specs
OSWindows 10Windows 11/10
ProcessorIntel Core i5 8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300XIntel Core i7-8700K or Ryzen 5 3600X
Memory12GB RAM16GB RAM
GraphicsNvidia GeForce 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GBNvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
DirectX 12 (feature level 12.0)12 (feature level 12.0)
Storage60GB60GB
Sound CardWindows-compatible Audio DeviceWindows-compatible Audio Device

It seems a budget rig won’t cut the mustard when it comes to FromSoftware’s latest title, as you’ll need at least 12GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 8400, and an Nvidia Geforce 1060 with 3GB of VRAM to play. Even still, players on high-end PCs are reporting low FPS issues.

Best Elden Ring PC settings

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We’ll be detailing the best PC settings for players with hardware at the lower end of the spectrum, but they’ll work for any rig if you’re looking for the smoothest experience possible.

Elden Ring is locked at 60 frames per second and while not an ideal FPS for most PC gamers, it means we can still keep the visual quality up and still achieve the maximum framerate.

  • Screen Mode: Fullscreen
  • Resolution: Your monitor’s resolution, e.g 1920×1080
  • Auto-Detect Best Rendering Settings: On
  • Quality Settings: Custom
  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Antialiasing Quality: Low
  • SSAO: Medium
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • Motion Blur: Off
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Effects Quality: Medium
  • Volumetric Quality: Medium
  • Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Water Surface Quality: Medium
  • Shader Quality: Medium
  • Global Illumination: Medium
  • Grass Quality: Medium

Of course, these settings all depend on how powerful your rig is, and what resolution you’re trying to run it at. 1080p will be much less demanding than 4K, for example. But, these settings are a great baseline to start with, and then you can adjust them accordingly.

But we recommend keeping Depth of Field and Motion Blur settings off on every game you play, as they add unnecessary visual effects to your game without affecting performance.

Elden Ring PC specs

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Bandai Namco revealed the PC specs for Elden Ring, confirming that the game supports 4K resolution, with RTX Raytracing coming later through a patch. Players have been disappointed that the game is locked at 60 FPS, though.

Here are the full Elden Ring PC specs:

  • Maximum resolution: Up to 3840x2160P 
  • Framerate: Up to 60 FPS
  • HDR: Supported
  • Raytracing (via patch): Supported

Does Elden Ring have NVIDIA DLSS?

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Unfortunately, Elden Ring does not feature DLSS support at launch. DLSS is a technology that allows players with RTX GPUs to set their game at a lower resolution, increasing performance, but giving the appearance of a higher resolution.

DLSS would be a major benefit to players who want to enable the Ray Tracing mode, so it’s possible that it will arrive in a future update, but we’ll need to wait for official confirmation.


For more games, you can check out our most anticipated shooters of 2022, and everything we know about GTA V’s PS5 edition.

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Apex Legends pro claims Season 13 ranked changes will make you a better player

An Apex Legends pro has come out in support of the Season 13 ranked changes, claiming it will make players better.

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After receiving backlash, Apex Legends pro Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith has shared his thoughts on the new Season 13 ranked system, claiming it will improve players.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some drastic changes to the ranked system, changing the way players gain points and grind through the ranks.

Previously, the system had been more focused on kills, but the new system places emphasis on placement. This has made it harder for players to earn points and level up, as the lobbies have become much more competitive in the final zones.

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In Apex Legends Season 13’s Ranked Leagues, players are encouraged to stay alive and play for the win, rather than getting a load of kills. This had led to more squads and players being alive in final circles, making it harder to gain points.

While the community hasn’t been particularly fond of these changes, seasoned Apex Legends pro Albralelie gave his opinions on this new system, supporting the dev’s changes while making some controversial comments.

In a recent stream, the Apex Legends pro shared his feelings towards the changes, believing the new ranked changes are healthy for the game, which is contrary to the community’s reaction.

Ultimately, the pro feels as if the new changes are going to make players better at the game. Albralelie says that the new system “caters to you being able to actually improve as you climb…don’t get defeated.”

The streamer and Apex pro also made some interesting comments on solo players while answering a question about whether solo players should be able to reach the higher ranks.

The pro makes a controversial statement: “should a solo player be able to reach Masters in a team-based competitive BR? Just because it happened before doesn’t mean it was supposed to happen, right?”

It’s interesting to hear a professional Apex Legends player’s take on the new ranked system, especially as casual players have been pretty upset with the changes. All in all, the pro feels it will make players better, and even if players are now in lower ranks than they’re used to, they should use it as motivation to improve.


For more on Apex Legends, check out the best landing spots on Storm Point for Season 13.

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Clever Apex Legends trick reverts Kraber nerfs

With this clever trick, Apex Legends’ Kraber Sniper Rifle becomes a one-shot machine yet again, even after nerfs.

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Apex Legends players have found a way to make the Kraber Sniper Rifle one-shot kill yet again after the Season 13 nerfs.

Apex Legends Season 13 brought some pretty huge changes to the game, especially when it comes to the Legends and weapon meta.

As well as some major Valkyrie nerfs and the introduction of Newcastle, Season 13 also nerfed the only one-shot kill weapon in the game, the Kraber.

This combined with the Helmet buffs caused a change in the weapon’s one-shot headshot potential, but this new trick reverts the changes.

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Prior to the nerfs, the Kraber would one-shot any Legend as long as it was a headshot. This made the weapon extremely powerful and useful in end-game situations, as just one shot could change the tide of a fight.

Now, in Season 13, as long as players have the correct armor requirements, the Kraber is no longer a guaranteed one-shot kill.

Having said that, thanks to Apex Legends content creator RossTheeSquirrel, there is indeed a way for players to one-shot any Legend with the Kraber even after the Season 13 patch.

By shooting through Rampart’s Tactical ability, Amped Cover, players actually gain an increase in damage as the shielded wall “amps outgoing shots.”

This increases the Kraber’s headshot damage to revert the Season 13 nerfs, making it a one-shot headshot against any Legend no matter what armor they are wearing.

While Rampart hasn’t been considered the most popular Legend in Apex according to the pick rates, she received a buff in Season 13 and players seem to be more interested in giving her a try.

Now, she also has this added benefit of being the only Legend that has the capabilities to make the Kraber a one-shot kill again, perhaps those who love the Kraber will give her a chance.


For more on Apex Legends, check out Newcastle’s overpowered technique for getting teammates’ Banners.

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How to ignite structures in Fortnite

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 Volcanic Assassin Pack Quest to ignite structures.

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The Fortnite 20.40 update brought new Volcanic Assassin Pack Quests to the battle royale, and here’s how you can quickly complete the challenge that requires you to ignite structures.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2’s 20.40 update patch added brand-new content to the popular battle royale title, including Ali-A’s Icon Series and the Volcanic Assassin Pack which features new cosmetics.

The Volcanic Assassin Pack also brought some brand-new Quests for you to tackle, and one of these tasks you with igniting structures on the Fortnite map. We’ll go over how you can quickly get this done.

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How to ignite structures in Fortnite

To ignite structures for this Fortnite Volcanic Assassin Pack Quest, you’ll need to use a Firefly Jar, and this will automatically be added to your inventory after you collect Fireflies near campfires, trees, and rivers across the map.

Here’s how you can complete this Fortnite Quest:

  1. Go look for Fireflies near campfires, trees, and rivers
  2. Interact with the Fireflies to collect them
  3. Find nearby structures
  4. Throw the Firefly Jars at buildings and other structures
Fortnite Volcanic Assassin Quest Pack

You’ll need to ignite 100 structures in order to complete this Volcanic Assassin Pack Quest, so we recommend collecting six Firefly Jars to ensure that you have enough fire to get this done in a single match.

Completing all the Volcanic Assassin Quests will award you brand-new cosmetic items, including the Tectonic Komplex Outfit, Fiery Jam Back Bling, Sulfuric Street Shine PIckaxe, and Fiery Flow Wrap.

For more Fortnite content, check out how to complete the Fortnite Supply Llama Challenge as well as all the Fortnite Upgrade Bench locations.

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