Here’s How To Change Red Dead Redemption 2 Graphics API

Red Dead Redemption 2’s PC version has finally come out just today, and with the PC version of the game comes a wider variety of graphical settings than the console version does. Here’s how you can change the Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics API from Vulkan to DirectX 12 with ease.

One thing that gamers are almost always aware of is how good a game looks on their platform of choice. The fact that PCs are much more adaptable than consoles also allows them to constantly be upgrading their visuals, making it a dream of consoles to one day surpass PCs in terms of graphical quality.

Red Dead Redemption 2, being an already amazing-looking game, can only get better now that it’s on the PC, especially with how much more powerful many dedicated gaming PCs are compared to consoles. However, even on the PC there are some things that are better than others.

In terms of Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics, that difference is between the Vulkan and DirectX 12 variants of graphics. In this case, DirectX 12 apparently has a better performance than Vulkan, among PC players. Thankfully, the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 has two different graphics options.

Vulkan is the default option on the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, but in order to switch the game to DirectX 12 on the Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics menu, you have to get over to the graphics setting page. From there, go to the “Advanced graphics” portion of the settings, and when you do, you’ll see the option for “Graphics API”.

While DirectX 12 may be better for some players, every machine is different, so while you may have a better framerate on Vulkan, DirectX 12 may get rid of your freezing issues. You might also have to turn off some of the different anti-aliasing types if you’re still getting performance issues.

Whatever option you decide to use on the Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics menu, hopefully the PC version will be just as good as, if not better than, the console versions already out there. Once again, the PC version has released today. While only available on the Rockstar launcher for now, it will come to Steam at a later date.