Best Darktide Graphics Settings for Max Performance

Warhammer 40k Darktide players have reported performance issues but this graphics settings guide will get you sorted.

Like many other action games, Warhammer 40K Darktide also faces minor performance issues that you can fix by tweaking the graphics settings here and there. It will allow your game to run smoothly and align with your PC’s max performance capacity. 

Let’s look at the preferred graphics settings to minimize the performance issues in Warhammer 40,000 Darktide.

Best Darktide graphics settings

To get the best experience out of Warhammer 40K Darktide, tweak the settings accordingly to the performance capacity of your PC. Instead of putting everything on high, try balancing the settings without sacrificing the quality of your experience too much.


Field of ViewHFOV – 90 – 100 (HFOV will be automatically adjusted)
Resolution1920 x 1080
Screen ModeFull Screen
V-SyncOff (can fix screen tearing, but it is better to turn it off)
BrightnessIt can be set according to your preference

Performance Settings

Nvidia DLSSOn (if available)
Super ResolutionQuality
Nvidia Reflex Low LatencyEnabled
Framerate Cap30/60/120
FidelityFX Super Resolution 2Off
FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 Off
SharpenOn (improves edge quality, but does not affect the performance, so it is better to leave it on)
Anti-AliasingOff (Used to smooth but affects performance, so it is better to keep it off)

Ray Tracing

Ray TracingOff (provides light-reflection and illumination effects but downgrades the performance)
Ray Traced ReflectionsOff
RTX Global IlluminationOff (preferable to keep it off)

Advanced Graphics Settings

Ambient Occlusion QualityMedium (depends upon your PC’s performance, but most people should select medium)
Light QualityHigh (depends upon your PC, try out medium first)
Volumetric Fog QualityMedium
Depth of FieldOff
Global IlluminationHigh (only select High if you’ve turned off Ray Tracing)
Skin Sub Surface ScatteringOff (relatively unimportant, so turn it off)
Motion BlurOff
Screen Space ReflectionsMedium
Lens QualityOn
Lens Quality Color FringeOff
Lens Quality DistortionOff
Lens FlaresAll Lights
Scatter Density0.85
Max Ragdolls6-8 (heavy impact on performance, so even high-performing PCs should not increase it above 12)
Max Weapon Impact Decals50 (lower it to 20 if you experience lag during heated battles)
Max Blood Decals50 (same as above)
Decals Lifetime40 (lower it to 20 if you experience lag during heated battles)

Best Darktide Graphics Settings on XBox

Most of the graphics tweaks for Warhammer 40k Darktide come for PC. On the Xbox platform, only Xbox Series X get the chance to tweak their graphics settings from two presets named “Performance” and “Quality”. These options are not yet available on the Xbox Series S. If you’re an XBox Series X player, then you can tweak your graphics settings to Peformance mode to increase your performance. Additionally, you have the choice of tweaking the game’s FOV to see if it has any effect on your gameplay performance.

Tips for Improved Performance

Here are some tips that you can follow to improve your PC performance:

  • Make sure that your video options are set appropriately by your PC. Such as DLSS, FSR, and resolution.
  • If you want quick enhancement in your performance, then disable RayTracing.
  • Turn off Steam Overly to improve the performance.
  • Reinstalling the GPU can also greatly help. Remember that you must first completely remove the outdated GPU and then reinstall it.
  • You can try changing the Screen settings from “Full Screen” to “Borderless, ” which may also work in some cases.
  • Any application running in the background can reduce your performance, so close them before playing the game.
  • It is recommended to keep the Framerate cap at 30/60/120 instead of “Unlimited”.
  • You can also turn off the “Screen Space Reflections” in graphics settings to save the unnecessary use of GPU.
  • Low-quality video settings are also recommended, so your PC does not have to run too hard while compromising performance.
  • The NVIDIA GPUs can also change the power management mode to the maximum performance for the improvements through the control panel settings.

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