Cyberpunk 2077: Best Game Performance SettingsDecember 16, 2020
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If you’ve been patiently awaiting the release of Cyberpunk 2077 and now feel let down by all the bugs, glitches, and performance issues, you’re not alone. Complaints about the game have amassed to the point where developer CD Projekt Red has suggested customers ask for refunds. But before you give up on the game entirely, try implementing these performance settings to improve your Cyberpunk 2077 experience.
Best Game Performance Settings for PC
At this time, the PC requirements to play Cyberpunk 2077 are quite graphics- and processor-intensive. This is especially difficult for those playing on older computers. If you’re experiencing issues on the PC, try these suggestions for optimal performance.
- Reduce Volumetric Cloud/Fog Quality
- Lower Screen Space Reflections Quality
- Reduce Field of View
- Disable Ray Tracing
- Enable Dynamic FidelityFX CAS
And, if these setting changes don’t give you the desired result, try dropping your graphic quality to medium. Hopefully, these settings will make Cyberpunk 2077 more enjoyable for you.
Best Performance Settings for Console
Console players have been experiencing the worst of Cyberpunk 2077‘s bugs, glitches, and performance issues. Low frame rate, slow performance, and crashes are some of the frustrations most commonly reported by players on PS4 and Xbox One. Try fixing these performance issues by turning off the following settings in the main menu’s graphics tab:
- Chromatic Aberration
- Depth of Field
- Lens Flare
- Motion Blur
By turning off the above features, you will lower the resolution of the game and hopefully make it more playable. However, for those still experiencing issues after implementing the above changes, CD Projekt Red also offers console-specific suggestions.
PlayStation 4 Performance Suggestions
PS4 users have reported experiencing low frame rates, long loading times, and generally slow performance. If you find yourself with these problems, make sure:
- Your PS4 is not overheating
- Your PS4 has proper airflow
- The disc is not damaged (if you own a physical copy)
- There is no dust or debris on or near your PS4
- There are no background downloads during gameplay
- The PS4 is restarted after using Rest Mode
Xbox One Performance Suggestions
CD Projekt Red suggests Xbox users try power cycling the console to help in troubleshooting crashes, black screens, and general performance issues. They recommend the unplugging method to power cycle the Xbox console, which is outlined in the following steps:
- Power down the Xbox by holding the power button for at least ten seconds
- Unplug the power cable
- Wait for two minutes
- Plug the power cable back in
- Turn the console back on
With any luck, the suggestions listed in this guide will help you to improve your game performance, regardless of platform. We hope they help you make Cyberpunk 2077 the experience you’ve been patiently waiting for.