Best Settings for Battlefield 5 – Optimize FPS and Performance Guide

You just got the new Battlefield V firestorm release from DICE, but you are not 100% satisfied with the FPS count or performance?

No worries, we have listed the best Battlefield 5 settings and tips that will make your game run at optimal performance. Of course, some steps will execute more or less impact, and often you have to sacrifice some graphics settings if you really want the absolute most FPS you can.

Recently we ranked the Logitech G502 Gaming Mouse as the Best Mouse for Battlefield.

However, as a competitive player, and especially in the multiplayer mode, and the firestorm – Battle Royale mode. The performance will make a big difference in how well you perform versus other players. With more frames per second and less clutter, you will gain an upper edge on your enemies.

How to Optimize your Settings in Battlefield 5

The easiest way to get better performance fast is to start with the in-game settings. You’ll find the settings after you launch Battlefield V, in the options menu, click on video options. Apart from hardware, the graphics settings will have the most impact on your FPS count while gaming.

Do you like when the game has high graphics? When leave it like that. You don’t have to optimize every aspect of the game. You should aim to have at least a stable FPS count of what your monitors refresh rate can produce.

Without further ado, let’s go through all the settings one by one.

If you are experiencing any performance issues. We would also recommend before doing any in-game settings to check your operating system and graphics drivers, that can be the source of many problems related to lousy performance issues, crashes, rubber band lag or stuttering. Make sure your Windows and drivers are up-to-date and configured correctly.

Fullscreen Mode

Some of us use windowed full-screen mode for faster tabbing out and in of the game. Don’t do that if you want maximum FPS! Use Fullscreen only, this will significantly increase the performance as your computer will have an easier time handling Battlefield.

Fullscreen Device

Simply pick the monitor you have as your primary one.

Fullscreen Resolution

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Depending on your graphics card and monitor, the resolution should be your native. More than half of the PC players use 1920×1080. However, if your computer has a hard time to keep up with decent FPS rates. Lowering display resolution is probably the one setting that will improve performance the most. Reducing the resolution will result in a less sharp and more pixelated image, but you will gain more frames per second.

Brightness

Brightness doesn’t affect the performance and is an individual choice depending on your liking and setup.

Field of View

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Field of View, or often referred to as FOV is the horizontal view angle of the game. As you might suspect the higher FOV, the more you’ll see from left to right. We would recommend setting 90 in FOV here for competitive gamers.

Though, if you have a good muscle memory built up, this can affect this. However, in the Controls Advanced Settings there is an option called ‘Uniform Soldier Aiming‘. Enabling this adjusts your mouse sensitivity dynamically, so when changing your FOV, it keeps the same sensitivity.

Regarding performance, FOV also has an impact. Widening your view will make the game have to render more assets. Resulting in costing more resources of your computer. Also, having to wide FOV can make it harder to have focus on what’s most important, your crosshair.

Vehicle 3P FOV

Just as described above, but with this setting regarding the field of view in third-person vehicle mode. Recommended 90 here as well.

ASD Field of View

Turn this On, as it will scale the ADS Field of View together with your primary FOV settings.

Motion Blur

Motion Blur is the competitive gamers worst enemy, turn this Off (0%). Save your time from motion sickness and get a clear image while making fast turns.

Weapon DOF

Turn this Off for best performance. Essentially, it only adds extra depth of field which costs resources.

Chromatic Aberration

Turn this Off as it will be a distraction. You probably have seen this effect in other games, and essentially it is a visual effect that distorts the game image. Making it similar to viewing a 3D movie, without the glasses.

Film Grain

As a competitive gamer you want as little clutter as possible, turn this Off as well. Film grain is prevalent in movies and ads a random optical texture of grain.

Vignette

Turn this to Off. It adds blurriness or shading to the edges of the screen for a more intense look.

Hud Background Opacity

We would recommend setting this at 25%. However, it has minimal effect on performance and is probably a setting of taste.

Lens Distortion

Once again, minimize distraction, clutter, and performance hungry features. Turn this off.

Colorblind

Individual setting that does not affect performance.

Competitive PC Settings – Increase FPS

To make this guide on optimizing the settings of Battlefield V, we also have to look at what system requirements are for the game. Having a quad-core CPU are highly recommended for gaming in general.

If you are experiencing any performance issues. We would also recommend before doing any in-game settings to check your operating system and graphics drivers, that can be the source of many problems related to lousy performance issues, crashes, rubber band lag or stuttering. Make sure your Windows and drivers are up-to-date and configured correctly.

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later
  • CPU: Intel i5-6600K or AMD FX-8350
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1050 / GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) or RX 560 or HD 7850 (2GB)
  • HDD: 50GB HD space

Recommended system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or RX 580
  • HDD: 50GB HD space

Obviously, having lower than these are not ideal and higher will significantly increase your performance in the game.

Nevertheless, there is still much more you can do except getting better hardware like mention above. Some settings require more work than others, and it’s up to you how important every increase in performance is. 

Battlefield 5 NVIDIA Settings Optimization

If you still want to squeeze some extra performance and you can’t do much on the hardware situation, and you have an NVIDIA graphics card, it might be an idea to optimize some additional settings. It probably won’t do a world of a difference as in-game settings, and your setup would do.

If you still want to squeeze some extra performance and you can’t do much on the hardware situation, and you have an NVIDIA graphics card, it might be an idea to optimize some additional settings. It probably won’t do a world of a difference as in-game settings, and your setup could do.

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and select Manage 3D Settings, choose Program Settings and select Battlefield V as your program to customize.
  2. Set Anisotropic filtering to Off
  3. Set Antialiasing – FXAA to Off
  4. Set Antialiasing – Gamma Correction to Off
  5. Set Antialiasing – Mode to Off
  6. Set Antialiasing – Setting to None
  7. Set Antialiasing – Transparency to Off
  8. Set Maximum Pre-rendered Frames to 1
  9. Set Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
  10. Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
  11. Set Shader Cache to On
  12. Set Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample option to Off
  13. Set Texture Filtering – Negative LOD bias to Allow
  14. Set Texture Filtering – Quality to High performance
  15. Set Texture Filtering – Trilinear Optimization to Off
  16. Set Threaded Optimization to On
  17. Set Triple Buffering to Off
  18. Set Vertical Sync to Off

Discord Hardware Acceleration

A lot of you use Discord as preferred voice-over chat while playing games with friends and family. Optimize it by turning off the option Hardware Acceleration if you notice FPS drops in games, including Black Ops 4. It takes off some load of the application by using your GPU to make Discord smoother.

Go to Preferences > Appearance > Turn off Hardware Acceleration.

Google Chrome Hardware Acceleration

Just like Discord, many gamers use Google Chrome as their primary web-browser. Also, similar it has an option for turning off Hardware Acceleration.

It might be worth doing if you often find yourself having a browser active while playing games, like on a secondary monitor.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Turn off Use Hardware Acceleration When Available.

Don’t Run Unnecessary Programs in the Background

This might be quite obvious, but if don’t have a high-end computer this can greatly help dedicate its resources. Of course, if you enjoy gaming with a Twitch stream, music or VoIP applications, do so.

Just try to minimize the currently active programs, and you might want to give your PC a fresh restart before gaming.

Gaming Gear

After you have optimized every aspect of the game, there is still more you can do regarding your actual gaming peripherals to improve your skill and reactions.

If you enjoy a competitive gaming setup you are at a big disadvantage if you don’t have a monitor that can deliver high FPS counts or a gaming mouse with a good and accurate sensor. Even sound will surprise you on how much it will help you in pinpointing your enemies before you see them, especially in a battle royale themed game where survivability is everything.

Does a 144Hz Monitor actually give you an advantage?

High refreshment gaming has grown immensely in the last couple of years, and you literally can’t find a professional player today who has under 144hz of a refresh rate. Most standard PC monitors today has around 60-70hz and most of us don’t even have knowledge about it or what it does. 

So the question is, can you see a difference from let’s say a 60hz monitor compared to a 144hz? Let’s talk about that.

Now, we have to first understand that refresh rate and frame rate is not the same thing. FPS, or frames per second, is what most gamers chase as they want to optimize their games and performances. Frame rate is how many frames your GPU or graphics card can render in one second, and all these frames get sent to the monitor to be displayed.

And here is where refresh rate of your monitor comes in, it’s quite straightforward. Let’s say your computer delivers 200 FPS while playing Call of Duty Black Ops 4, but on the other hand, your monitor has a 60hz refresh rate. It refreshing the frames 60 times per second, but you have 200 frames available to be displayed. Do you see where this is going?

No matter how great of a computer or how optimized settings you have, your monitor will be the bottleneck if you will. In conclusion, you will not get the best possible experience by being limited by a low refresh rate monitor.

So can you see a difference? Yes! You might experience ‘blurriness’ as your brain is trying to put together the frames in a sequence, with more data you have an easier time tracing a target or reacting faster to fast movements as the screen gets updated more frequently. You could also experience input lag, for example as you press your mouse button, it takes longer before you actually see it physically on your monitor due to lower refresh rate. You can also check out our complete guide on what to look for in a gaming monitor.

Gaming Mouse

To be able to do accurate and consistent mouse movements you have to have a reliable mouse. A responsive mouse can significantly improve your performance in games, and just like the monitor, it has an update rate. Called polling rate, meaning how often the mouse is communicating its position to the computer. Similar also measured in Hz, most gaming mice today has a polling rate of 1000 Hz and you should too!

That means it reports its position an incredible 1000 times per second, so you can without a doubt know that your mouse is being registered frequently.

Sure, even at 300-500 Hz and upwards you as a human, probably can’t notice a difference. However, as this is pretty much standard today in the gaming community, and not a hard to get feature it worth having in mind when choosing a gaming mouse.

The other important aspect of mouse dedicated for gaming is DPI or dots per inch. Essentially, it is how fast your mouse cursor will travel. Almost like the mouse speed option in Windows, but many times more advanced. Today many game mice go all up to 16.000 DPI, which in a way is getting pretty ridiculous. You can read more about the polling rate and DPI in our guide, and why it matter for gaming.

So is it worth getting a gaming mouse? Definitely! Apart from superior technical features, they offer comfort for long sessions and gaming in mind. And RGB lightning customization for those who want a refreshing looking setup.

Conclusion

After this in-depth guide on th optimizing your settings for Battlefield 5, we’re confident that you will gain additional FPS and more enjoyable gaming experience. We’ll update this guide regularly as we find or update new tips and tricks. It’s also recommended to restart your PC after applying all the settings, before going into a new game. So your computer has a fresh start, and no settings are left behind.

Generally, the competitive gamers will go after the highest possible FPS count they can, regardless of what graphics settings they’ll sacrefice. If you are not that hardcore, you could simply apply just some of the tips and still have a better performance. Either way, we hope you have found this guide valuable and feel free to share it!

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Alex West

Alex is a gaming enthusiast with over 15 years of experience, especially enjoying competitive video games. When he's not gaming or watching e-sports he likes to write about gaming and hardware.

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