Battlefield 2042 was plagued by technical and gameplay concerns since its release. The low FPS count and stuttering issues are merely one of the numerous problems affecting the community. The issue affects most newer graphic cards, including the NVIDIA RTX 3000 and AMD RX series. As a result, if you have such a graphics card, you may begin customizing your in-game visuals. There are many ways that you can increase your FPS in Battlefield 2042. Some of these methods are more effective than others, and several may even require purchasing additional software or hardware. Let’s get into our FPS boosting guide for Battlefield 2042.
1. Reduce in-game video settings
If you’re looking for a quick and easy fix to increase your FPS, reducing your in-game video settings is the best place to start. By lowering the resolution, field of view, and other visual settings, you can free up valuable resources that can be used to improve your frame rate. To access these options in Battlefield 2042, navigate to the ‘Video Settings’ menu within the game, and choose “Low” or “Medium”. Read our Battlefield 2042 system requirements guide to determine which.
Consider upgrading your system
Often, the reason for low FPS is that your system doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended requirements for the game. In this case, upgrading your system may be the best option to improve your gameplay experience. You could’ve seen this suggestion coming after the one above. If you’re on a strict budget and still not getting the performance you want, you may need to get a new graphics card or CPU. This is an added cost, but it may be the only way to get the FPS you’re looking for.
2. Optimize Your Graphics Card’s Drivers
This is probably the most important thing you can do to increase your FPS in Battlefield 2042. Outdated or corrupted drivers can cause all sorts of performance issues, so it’s important to ensure that your drivers are up-to-date. You can usually do this through your graphics card’s control panel. If your graphics card’s control panel settings haven’t been touched, there’s a good chance they’re set to the best quality. Since this isn’t game-specific, give our FPS increase for CSGO a look, specifically methods 1 and 2.
3. Adjust the Power Management Mode for Your Graphics Card
This is another thing that can be done through your graphics card’s control panel. Many people have found that setting their graphics card to “Performance Mode” can help increase FPS in Battlefield 2042. You can find more information in method 7 of our “boosting Fortnite FPS” article. You may also want to follow method 3 in the aforementioned CSGO guide.
4. Modify the Launch Options for Battlefield 2042
You may need to modify the launch options for Battlefield 2042. This can be done by right-clicking on the game in your Steam library and selecting “Properties.” Go to the “General” tab and click “Set Launch Options.” You can then add the following commands:
- threads 4
5. Edit your Battlefield 2042 Profile Configuration
Head to “C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\Battlefield 2042\settings” and open a file titled PROFSAVE_profile. Pay attention to these entries:
- GstRender.DxEnabled 1
- GstRender.ShadowQuality 0
- GstRender.TransparentShadows 0
- GstRender.WeaponDOF 0
Feel free to modify any other configurations if you feel like they can help you reduce settings further. Save the file afterward.
6. Update Your BIOS or Use a Gaming VPN (Last Resort)
Upgrading BIOS is an advanced and optional solution, so make sure you know what you’re doing before trying it. On the other hand, like with any multiplayer game, a gaming VPN can also help improve your Battlefield 2042 performance. Sometimes a poor, distant server choice can make your ping skyrocket and your FPS can take a nosedive. A VPN will route your traffic through a server in a different location, which can help reduce latency and improve gameplay.