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Hunt Showdown Graphical Tweaks, How To Change Graphical Settings, FPS Boost

Hunt Showdown has entered in early access on Steam, however, given that the game is in late alpha and is being developed on CryEngine, its performance is not very great and doesn’t have the graphical options in the menu. Here we will discuss the Hunt Showdown Graphical Tweaks, how you can change the graphical settings, boost FPS, and what graphical settings are recommended for which system.

Hunt Showdown is the latest game from Crytek and which sees two players playing in co-op to hunt down a monster and when the monster is dead, the players have to fight among themselves for the bounty. Only one player walks away with the Bounty.

Hunt Showdown Graphical Tweaks

Here we will discuss all the Hunt Showdown graphical tweaks and how to boost the FPS to make your gameplay experience smooth. Courtesy of Scardigne.

First, we will start with how to Tweak the graphical settings for the game as the game lacks the options to change any graphical settings. First of all, find the System.cfg file which will be located in the game’s installation folder. Just navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Hunt Showdown.

However, if you have changed the Steam installation folder then go there and navigate to Steam\steamapps\common\Hunt Showdown. By following our steps you will be able to do Hunt Showdown graphical tweaks, like very low graphical settings, low graphical settings, medium settings, hight and very high settings.

  • Very Low Graphical Settings (if you prefer smooth gameplay over visuals and have a low-budget rig)
  • Low Settings (For a budget rig)
  • Medium Settings (Recommended For mid-range system)
  • Hight Settings (Recommned For High-end system owners)
  • Very High Graphical Settings (Must have a supercomputer period!)

Very Low Settings Configutations
Open up the SYSTEM.cfg in a notepad and replace all the settings from the following in the System.cfg file. Copy and paste the following as is to set the game’s settings to very low. This should boost your FPS.

sys_languages = “english”

–to cap the V-sync to monitor’s refresh rate
r_vsync=0

–set it to 1 if you are running the game on multi-GPU system or set it to 0 if you have only one GPU
r_multiGPU=0

–put in the value of your choice to change FOV
cl_fov=80

–0 means disabled 1 means enabled
i_mouse_smooth=0
i_mouse_accel=0

— Variable Commands
sys_spec=0
sys_spec_GameEffects=0
sys_spec_ObjectDetail=0
sys_spec_Particles=0
sys_spec_Physics=0
sys_spec_PostProcessing=0
sys_spec_Shading=0
sys_spec_Shadows=0
sys_spec_Quality=0
sys_spec_Sound=3
sys_spec_Texture=0
sys_spec_TextureResolution=0
sys_spec_VolumetricEffects=0
sys_spec_Water=0
sys_spec_light=0
sys_flash_curve_tess_error=0
sys_flash_edgeaa=0
r_AntialiasingMode=0
r_ShadowJittering=0
r_FogShadows=0
e_ParticlesQuality=0
r_FogShadowsWater=0
r_TexMaxAnisotropy=0
r_Sunshafts=0
r_SSReflections=0
r_MotionBlur=0
r_ssdoHalfRes=1
e_DecalsSpawnDistRatio=0

Low Graphical Settings
Low Settings is the recommended graphical settings for Hunt Showdown and f you want to play the game at Low Settings then just copy the following and open up the System.cfg in notepad. Remove everything in the system.cfg and replace it with the following settings.

— LANGUAGE
sys_languages = “english”

— VSYNC CAP TO MONITOR REFRESH RATE
r_vsync=0

— FOV
cl_fov=80

— 0 single gpu or 1 multiple gpu
r_multiGPU=0

— mouse options
i_mouse_smooth=0
i_mouse_accel=0

— Variable Commands
sys_spec=1
sys_spec_GameEffects=1
sys_spec_ObjectDetail=1
sys_spec_Particles=1
sys_spec_Physics=1
sys_spec_PostProcessing=1
sys_spec_Shading=1
sys_spec_Shadows=1
sys_spec_Quality=1
sys_spec_Sound=3
sys_spec_Texture=1
sys_spec_TextureResolution=1
sys_spec_VolumetricEffects=1
sys_spec_Water=1
sys_spec_light=1
sys_flash_curve_tess_error=0
sys_flash_edgeaa=0
r_AntialiasingMode=0
r_ShadowJittering=0
r_FogShadows=0
e_ParticlesQuality=0
r_FogShadowsWater=0
r_TexMaxAnisotropy=0
r_Sunshafts=0
r_SSReflections=0
r_MotionBlur=0
r_ssdoHalfRes=1
e_DecalsSpawnDistRatio=0

Medium Graphical Settings
You need to follow the same drill, open up the System.cfg file in notepad, delete everything in it and copy/paste the follow ing settings to make Hunt Showdown run at medium graphical settings.

— LANGUAGE
sys_languages = “english”

— VSYNC CAP TO MONITOR REFRESH RATE
r_vsync=0

— FOV
cl_fov=80

— 0 single gpu or 1 multiple gpu
r_multiGPU=0

— mouse options
i_mouse_smooth=0
i_mouse_accel=0

— Variable Commands
sys_spec=2
sys_spec_GameEffects=2
sys_spec_ObjectDetail=2
sys_spec_Particles=2
sys_spec_Physics=2
sys_spec_PostProcessing=2
sys_spec_Shading=2
sys_spec_Shadows=2
sys_spec_Quality=2
sys_spec_Sound=3
sys_spec_Texture=2
sys_spec_TextureResolution=2
sys_spec_VolumetricEffects=2
sys_spec_Water=2
sys_spec_light=2
sys_flash_curve_tess_error=0
sys_flash_edgeaa=0
r_AntialiasingMode=0
r_ShadowJittering=0
r_FogShadows=0
e_ParticlesQuality=0
r_FogShadowsWater=0
r_TexMaxAnisotropy=0
r_Sunshafts=0
r_SSReflections=0
r_MotionBlur=0
r_ssdoHalfRes=1
e_DecalsSpawnDistRatio=0

High Graphical Settings
These are the graphical settings that we recommend you only enable if you really have an extremely heavy system, like having a GTX 1080ti at least and a Core i7 8700k with 16 GB of RAM.

Open up the System.cfg file in notepad, delete everything in the file and copy/paste the following to play Hunt Showdown on High graphical settings.

LANGUAGE
sys_languages = “english”

— VSYNC CAP TO MONITOR REFRESH RATE
r_vsync=0

— FOV
cl_fov=80

— 0 single gpu or 1 multiple gpu
r_multiGPU=0

— mouse options
i_mouse_smooth=0
i_mouse_accel=0

— Variable Commands
sys_spec=3
sys_spec_GameEffects=3
sys_spec_ObjectDetail=3
sys_spec_Particles=3
sys_spec_Physics=3
sys_spec_PostProcessing=3
sys_spec_Shading=3
sys_spec_Shadows=3
sys_spec_Quality=3
sys_spec_Sound=3
sys_spec_Texture=3
sys_spec_TextureResolution=3
sys_spec_VolumetricEffects=3
sys_spec_Water=3
sys_spec_light=3
sys_flash_curve_tess_error=0
sys_flash_edgeaa=0
r_AntialiasingMode=0
r_ShadowJittering=0
r_FogShadows=0
e_ParticlesQuality=0
r_FogShadowsWater=0
r_TexMaxAnisotropy=0
r_Sunshafts=0
r_SSReflections=0
r_MotionBlur=0
r_ssdoHalfRes=1
e_DecalsSpawnDistRatio=0

Very High Graphical Settings
If you are thinking about playing Hunt Showdown at these graphical settings then you must have a supercomputer as the Very High graphical settings are extremely demanding and will bring down a 1080Ti SLi system to its knees.

Open the System.CFG file in notepad, delete everything in it and copy/paste the following into the file and save it.

— LANGUAGE
sys_languages = “english”

— VSYNC CAP TO MONITOR REFRESH RATE
r_vsync=0

— FOV
cl_fov=80

— 0 single gpu or 1 multiple gpu
r_multiGPU=0

— mouse options
i_mouse_smooth=0
i_mouse_accel=0

— Variable Commands
sys_spec=4
sys_spec_GameEffects=4
sys_spec_ObjectDetail=4
sys_spec_Particles=4
sys_spec_Physics=4
sys_spec_PostProcessing=4
sys_spec_Shading=4
sys_spec_Shadows=4
sys_spec_Quality=4
sys_spec_Sound=3
sys_spec_Texture=4
sys_spec_TextureResolution=4
sys_spec_VolumetricEffects=4
sys_spec_Water=4
sys_spec_light=4
sys_flash_curve_tess_error=0
sys_flash_edgeaa=0
r_AntialiasingMode=0
r_ShadowJittering=0
r_FogShadows=0
e_ParticlesQuality=0
r_FogShadowsWater=0
r_TexMaxAnisotropy=0
r_Sunshafts=0
r_SSReflections=0
r_MotionBlur=0
r_ssdoHalfRes=1
e_DecalsSpawnDistRatio=0

FPS Boost
There is one other thing PC gamers can do to boost the FPS in Hunt Showdown, however, this will only work, if it works, for Nvidia GPU users especially who own GTX 10 series GPU.

For this, open up the Nvidia control panel and select “Manage 3D Settings” and then select “Program Settings”. From the drop-down menu select the game and if it isn’t there then add the game’s exe to the list.

Once the game is on the list look for the V-sync option and set it to “Fast” and then hit apply. This has the potential to increase the FPS for Hunt Showdown. However, the FPS will also depend on the graphical settings you are using for the game. Also, look for the Texture Filtering option and set it to “High Performance”. These potentially can increase your FPS for Hunt Showdown.

There are Hunt Showdown graphical Tweaks. Is there anything you like to add? Let us know in the comments.