Ghost Recon Wildlands has been scored well and it surprises me how the game has done so well when there are so many things wrong with the game.
There are times when the roads will not render and even though there are no loading screens while in-game you can totally tell when the game is loading an area especially if you are an owner of a mid-range PC.
If you have already played the closed or open beta then you already know the performance that you can expect but there are a few changes in the final release. It was had to get benchmarks working on the beta versions but you can do so with the final release.
Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Tweaks
Following PC was used to test the game:
- CPU: i5-6600
- RAM: 16GB RAM
- GPU: 4GB 380X
- Drivers: 17.2.1 drivers
Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Settings
The following are the settings that you can play around with and we are going to tell you the effects that they will have on gameplay and performance:
Ghost Recon Wildlands Aiming Mode
The default aiming mode is set to iron sight but you can change this to over the shoulder if you want to. I would recommend going back and forth between the two settings to get a feel for what suits your play style better. The default mode worked fine for me but that may not be the case for everyone.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Matchmaking Filter
The coop element in the game is an important element and if you are serious about this part of the game then you can set the matchmaking filter to ‘Language and mic’. This will potentially match you with people that are using a microphone and speak the same language as you do. This will come in handy if you are a hardcore player and are looking for the best possible experience.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Keyboard And Mouse Control Options
If you thought that you could mess around with the settings and make your driving better than if are out of luck here but there are a few options that you can play around with to make the experience a bit better but you cannot change the way things are coded in the game. Physics are very odd in the game especially if you look at how cars move in the game.
There are options for driving, drones, choppers, and aircraft. There are also options for people that are left handed.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Key Mapping Section
Here you can do a wide variety of things. If you want to change one particular button and nothing else then that can be done. If you want to change everything then that can also be done here. mapping is something you can do according to your personal preference and you have a lot of freedom here.
Switching Between Keyboard/ Mouse And Controller
If you are someone like me and looking for the optimal experience then you will want to drive vehicles with a controller and do all the shooting with mouse and keyboard and let me tell that it is possible. Switching from one to another is not an issue and you can have these devices plugged in at the same time. Our testing was done with an Xbox controller.
Ghost Recon Wildlands HUD Toggles
The HUD options are pretty extensive and you can turn off all the UI options that are visible one by one. One thing to note here is that you can set these options to either off or on. There is no fade away option and that is a shame if you ask me. That would have been great.
Ghost Recon Wildlands Video And Graphics Options
The game does support 4K if you have a monitor that supports the resolution and your PC can handle that kind of performance. More on the monitor the game does support 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios but I cannot confirm whether or not users will face stretching of some sort and if the experience will be ideal.
The game presets that you can choose from are Low, Medium, High, Very High, and Ultra. Nothing we have not seen before but you should note that you will need some serious horsepower in terms of the GPU if you are going to be playing this game at High settings.
The VRAM bar gives you a nice idea of how much VRAM different settings will utilize and I found this bar useful when using the GTX 1060 6Gb although I found that the game did not need more than 4 GB of VRAM most of the time.
That will also depend on how fast you GPU is and how it can cope with the game, I found that I could run the game on high settings with the GTX 1060 but I had to dial a few setting down to medium.
Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Loading Times
Ghost Recon Wildland initial loading takes a long time and you will be waiting for multiple minutes if not longer. I testest the game with an HDD but it is safe to say that having an SSD, in this case, will be very helpful and will make the game less annoying.
Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Benchmarks
The following are the benchmarks for Ghost Recon Wildlands PC at different settings. The numbers speak for themselves so there is nothing much to say here.
The huge amount of settings that you can fondle within Ghost Recon Wildlands can be exhausting and I hope that this article will help you out when it comes to optimizing the game according to your hardware. I would recommend that if you have a mid-range PC like the one tested here you would be better off playing the game with the medium preset.
You will need a lot of horsepower to run the game at high settings even at 1080p. Even though 4K is supported I doubt that there will be a GPU that will be able to run the game at 4K 60 FPS. It is not that the GPU is not up to the mark as the GTX 1080 Ti has come out and it is meant for 4K gaming, but the issue here is with the game.
Let us know what you think about Ghost Recon Wildlands.