Battleborn PC Tweaks Guide With .INI File Tweaks For Graphics and Performance

By   /   May 4, 2016
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Battleborn by Gearbox is a fun game overall, but the frequent FPS drop is a common thing. Since the game launched, players have been reporting random FPS drops, frequent crashes, and general issues with the performance – and I am not just speaking of low-tier gaming machines.

Thanks to blessings of PC gaming, there are a number of Battleborn PC Tweaks that can improve your gameplay experience without sacrificing a whole lot of graphical fidelity.

For more help on Battleborn, read out our Battleborn Team Composition Guide, Battleborn Legendaries Location Guide, and Battleborn Status Effects Guide.

Battleborn PC Tweaks Guide

Our Battleborn PC Tweaks Guide is all about a couple of minor changes in the game .INI files that will let you get an optimal playing experience without losing much in the graphics department.

Battleborn PC .INI Files Location

By default, the .INI files of the game are located in the directories mentioned underneath, but if you installed the Steam client in another drive, your pathway maybe different than ours.

  • C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Battleborn\Engine\Config
  • C:\Users\****\Documents\My Games\Battleborn\PoplarGame\Config

Do note that the **** written above represent the username on your PC. Moreover, it is a good practice to back everything up before making any changes so that you have something to return to – in case anything goes wrong.

Anyway, once you have opened the directories, double-click the file titled BaseEngine.ini or in the case of pathway involving Documents PoplarEngine.ini – changing BaseEngine will automatically change PolarEngine.

Battleborn Low FPS on AMD Radeon Graphics Cards

The first thing that you need to check is that your video card drivers are up-to-date. Other than that, you need to make sure to set PhysX to low. Since PhysX is an NVIDIA feature, it usually causes problems with AMD Radeon graphics cards. Moreover, do note that you can completely shut PhysX down – refer to the next heading to know how!

Battleborn PhysX – How to Turn it Off

Once you have access to Battleborn .INI file, you should be able to change values like provided below and shut Battleborn PhysX down completely:

  • PhysXGpuHeapSize=0
  • PhysXMeshCacheSize=0
  • PhysXLevel=0

Battleborn PC Tweaks – Changing .INI File

Once you have opened up the BaseEngine.ini or PoplarEngine.ini file, you need to continue to scroll down until you come across a section named SystemSettings. In this section, you should be able to alter values which are not present in the game. Do note that True stands for turning on something and false for turning it off. Here are some of the things that you need to change if you are struggling to get decent FPS in the game.

  • DynamicShadows=False
  • MotionBlur=False
  • MotionBlurPause=False
  • DepthOfField=False
  • Bloom=False
  • bAllowLightShafts=False
  • Distortion=False
  • UseVsync=False
  • ShadowQuality=0
  • ShadowFilterQuality=0
  • AmbientOcculsion=false
  • MaxAnisotropy=0
  • FXAA=false
  • FoliageDrawRadiusMultiplier=0.500000
  • CompositeDynamicLights=False
  • FilteredDistortion=False
  • DropParticleDistortion=False
  • AllowRadialBlur=False
  • FloatingPointRenderTargets=False

Lastly, do note that Battleborn is relatively a new game with more updates surely on the way. Hopefully, the upcoming will make the game more playable on low-tier gaming machines without needing to alter Battleborn .INI files.

This is all we have on Battleborn PC Tweaks guide. If there is something else you would like to know, do make sure to let us know in the comments section below!

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