Starfield Best Settings Guide For PC
Bethesda Game Studios’ latest role-playing game, Starfield, is now available in early access, and we’ve put together the best PC settings for getting optimized performance on mid-end system specs.
Before we delve into the best settings for the PC version of Starfield, 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.
Starfield 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.
- Aspect Ratio: the native aspect ratio of your display
- Resolution: adjust as per the native resolution of your display and preference
- Refresh Rate: adjust as per the max refresh rate of your display and preference
- Display Mode: Fullscreen
- Dynamic Resolution: On
- Render Resolution Scale: Default (or lower, depending on GPU)
- Graphics Preset: Custom
- Shadow Quality: Medium
- Indirect Lighting: High
- Reflections: High
- Particle Quality: Medium
- Volumetric Lighting: High
- Crowd Density: Medium
- Motion Blur: Medium
- GTAO Quality: High
- Grass Quality: High
- Contact Shadows: Medium
- VSync: Disabled on a VRR/G-Sync supported display, Enabled otherwise
- Upscaling: FSR2
- Sharpening: Default
- Enable VRS: On
- Film Grain Intensity: None (or as per preference)
Starfield is an action role-playing game created by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was revealed at Bethesda’s E3 presentation in 2018. Set in a space-themed environment, the game marks Bethesda’s first new intellectual property in 29 years. Starfield is set to launch on September 6, 2023, for Windows and Xbox Series X/S, though those who purchased the Digital Premium or Constellation editions can play it a week earlier on August 31, 2023.