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Horizon Forbidden West Best Settings Guide For PC

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games’ action adventure game, Horizon Forbidden West, is now available on PC, and we’ve put together the best settings for getting optimized performance on mid-end system specs.

Before we delve into the best settings for Horizon Forbidden West on PC, make sure you’ve updated your GPU drivers and Windows to their latest respective versions. Additionally, disable or close any unnecessary background applications in order to reduce the CPU overhead as much as possible. The settings detailed ahead should provide a more optimized balance between graphics and frame rate compared to the presets available in-game.

Horizon forbidden west best settings

Horizon Forbidden West Best Settings

The settings below are there to serve as a broad starting point for further optimization based on your specific hardware specs. As a result, you may need to tweak some settings until you find a sweet spot based on your display’s refresh rate and the overall performance you seek.

DISPLAY

  • Window Mode: Exclusive Fullscreen
  • Display Resolution: set as per the max resolution of your display or preference
  • Refresh Rate: set as per the max refresh rate of your display
  • VSync: Off on a display that supports VRR/G-Sync, On otherwise
  • Dynamic Resolution Scaling: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: TAA
  • Upscale Method: DLSS on a supported GPU, else FSR

GRAPHICS

  • Texture Quality: Very High
  • Texture Filtering: 8x Anisotropic
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Screen Space Shadows: On
  • Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
  • Screen Space Reflections: High
  • Level of Detail: Very High
  • Hair Quality: High
  • Crowd Quality: High
  • Terrain Quality: Very High
  • Water Quality: High
  • Clouds Quality: High
  • Translucency Quality: High Res
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping: On
  • Depth of Field: High

Steam Deck Optimized Settings

The settings below are for getting the best possible performance on the Steam Deck.

DISPLAY

  • Window Mode: Exclusive Fullscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • VSync: Off on a display that supports VRR/G-Sync, On otherwise
  • Dynamic Resolution Scaling: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: TAA
  • Upscale Method: DLSS on a supported GPU, else FSR

GRAPHICS

  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Texture Filtering: Trilinear
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Screen Space Shadows: Off
  • Ambient Occlusion: SSAO
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off
  • Level of Detail: Low
  • Hair Quality: Low
  • Crowd Quality: Low
  • Terrain Quality: Low
  • Water Quality: Low
  • Clouds Quality: Low
  • Translucency Quality: Default
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping: Off
  • Depth of Field: Medium

Horizon Forbidden West: Complete Edition is now available on both PS5 and PC.

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