Welcome to player unknown’s battlegrounds. Today we will take a closer look at all the graphics settings for battlegrounds and we will adjust them so that you can increase your chance of having a chicken dinner. In other words we will be looking for the best settings so that you can have the advantage over everybody else. This is how the game looks on ultra settings. I chose this scene because it’s very easy to spot the differences of all the graphics settings. I’m running battlegrounds on a single gtx 1080. All the frame rate references that I make in this video are for that graphics card and right now I am getting 60 frames per second. This video is not about the frame rates but it will mention it so that you have an idea about what you might get with a similar graphics card. On ultra settings you can see a lot of foliage and the shadows are pretty dark, there is also a big difference between the brightest part and the darkest part, which is great for hiding but it’s not so great when you are trying to spot your enemy.

If a guy is lying down and he is not moving then it would be pretty difficult to see him, especially when you are running. Let’s first check out what the game looks like on very low settings, welcome back to the 90’s. This is what most games looked like back then, it’s a pretty big change and I really hope that nobody has to play battlegrounds like that. As you can see everything is washed out, there isn’t a big difference anymore between the brightest and the darkest part and the foliage is down to 10 percent of what it used to be. On top of that the wall on the right looks terrible. The only good thing is that you get 130 frames per second. This change was a little bit too extreme so let’s go back to ultra settings and we will start from there. OK we are back where we started, before we change the settings let’s see if the screen scale will give us an advantage.

Increasing the screen scale should make the game look more visually appealing, but it will also affect your performance. If you set this to 120 then it should look nicer and it should be easier to spot everything. I don’t know about you but I couldn’t really see the difference so I used photoshop to zoom in on certain parts but the differences are negligible. It’s not going to help you get that chicken dinner, on top of that your frames per second will drop to 44. So let’s put it back to 100 and we will leave it there.

Changing the antialiasing from ultra to low only shows a few stair step like lines while they should be smooth, so leave it on ultra. Post-processing is a quality improvement and changing this to very low make the game look washed out and it’s definitely not a pleasant gaming experience. You could argue that it might be more clear to see your enemy but it isn’t because everything will look washed out, including the enemy. So again leave it on ultra. There must be other way to make it easier to spot your opponents and that is why we are going change the shadows to very low. This is big change, and it will definitely give you the advantage. The first thing that you notice is that this setting removes all the dark spots from the foliage, in other words all the shadows are gone from the foliage so if there is a guy hiding in there and he is wearing dark clothes then you will be able to spot him immediately. The shadows from the trees and the one from the structure on the right are a lot brighter now, this will give you the same advantage.

On top of that the structure’s shadow has bright lines running through it and this will light up an enemy who thinks that it’s good idea to lie down over there. It will be super easy to spot that guy. So change the shadows to very low and you will have a massive advantage. Changing this setting also increased your frames per second and you will now get 74 frames instead of only 60. For now I will put the shadows back to ultra so that we can compare every graphics setting individually. Against my better judgement, I changed the textures to very low and all of a sudden we are back to the 90’s. This is not going to help you in any way so leave it on ultra. I also tried changing the effects to very low but the game doesn’t allow you to do that in game, I checked it later but the difference isn’t worth it, so leave this one on ultra as well. The next thing that we are going to do is to change the foliage to very low, and wow, what a difference.

There is no place to hide anymore. Looks like somebody removed almost all the grass, it’s down to less than 10 percent of what it used to be and no matter what the enemy is wearing you will be able to spot him. The advantage is pretty clear but there is also a downside, where are you going to hide? In a bald spot or in the area where there is still a little bit of grass? The answer is both, as you can see there is a lot less grass next to structure and next to the fence, same as how it would be in real life.

So just use common sense and most of the time you will be lying in perfect cover. Turning on the motion blur is always a bad idea so let’s not even go there. Let’s take a look at what we just discovered, if you want to have the advantage over everybody else then you should change the shadows to very low and you should also change the foliage to very low. We started on ultra and now we ended up with this. Overall it’s a super clear view of the world around you and you won’t have any difficulties anymore with spotting your enemy no matter how good his cammo is. We removed the shadows because it removed the darker parts and we reduced the foliage by more than 90 percent. Not only is it now easier for you to see the enemy who is lying down, it’s also easier to look over the hill because the grass isn’t blocking part of your view anymore. There is a downside, and you should really keep it in mind. These settings make it easier for you to see the enemy, it does not make it easier to hide yourself from him.

I will recommend you to play the game once or twice with everything on ultra, try to get an idea of where the game will put a shadow or try to see where the foliage is more dense. Try to hide yourself there so that you can get an idea of what the other guys might see because when you use the recommended settings then you will have to guess a little bit, because you will never be 100% sure of how well your are hidden. But as soon as you understand how the graphics work in player unknown’s battlegrounds they you are all set for that chicken dinner. You will be able to see the enemy but he won’t be able to see you, and that is exactly what we wanted. As an extra bonus you will now get 80 frames per second so the game should be a lot smoother than when it was at 60. If you want to increase your chances even more then check out this tips and tricks video. By the way guys the Youtube likes and shares are very helpful to me. If you think that this video is worthy, would you mind taking a moment to like this video and to share it with all you buddies? This was FOG of GAMING, thanks for watching and I will see you in battlegrounds.

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