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How to Increase Frame Rate in Elder Scrolls Online

by Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
How to get better fps in ESO

After many years since ESO was officially launched, it has received many expansions and patches that brought rebalancing and changes. Although the game is not overly demanding on modern PC hardware, many still want to optimize performance and extract the highest possible FPS. Here’s how to increase frame rate in Elder Scrolls Online.

How to Boost Frame Rate in Elder Scrolls Online

For starters, there is a new option that is still in beta but it can improve the FPS right away. Hidden in the video settings, there is an option called “Multithread Rendering.” When you enable it, you could see an instant framerate boost.

The other way to get an FPS boost in Elder Scrolls Online is to mess with the “UserSettings.txt” file. This file can be found at: Documents > Elder Scrolls Online > Live > UserSettings.txt but the link may vary depending on your installation. Once you locate it change the following parameters:

SET DistantFoliageEnabled “1” —> “0”
SET CachedRLREnabled “1” —> “0”
SET CachedReflectionResolution “4” —> “0”
SET CachedShadowFiltering “5” —> “0”
SET REFLECTION_QUALITY_v3 “2” —> “0”
SET PARTICLE_DENSITY “3” —> “0”
SET HIGH_RESOLUTION_SHADOWS “1” —> “0”
SET SHADOWS “4” —> “0”
SET GPUSmoothingFrames “10” —> “0”
SET MIP_LOAD_SKIP_LEVELS “0” —> “1”
SET RAIN_WETNESS “1” —> “0”
SET ANTI_ALIASING_v2 “1” —> “0”
SET CHARACTER_LIGHTING “1” —> “0”
SET SIMPLE_SHADERS “0” —> “1”
SET DETAIL_MAPS “1” —> “0”

Be sure just to change those 1s to 0s, and vice versa, but only once you have found them with the search option in the Notepad – don’t just copy-paste the code above because that would most likely corrupt the file. Once you have made all the changes and disabled many of those options that might give you a boost in performance, save the UserSettings.txt and boot up the game again.

For more Elder Scrolls Online, check out how to join and leave guilds, and the minimum PC requirements and recommended specs.

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