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Battlefield 2042 – Increase FPS & Performance

How to increase fps in Battlefield 2042 on PC. Some players may experience performance issues in Battlefield 2042. Some of these performance issues can be low fps, stuttering, freezing, high CPU usage, fps drop, lagging, lag spikes, etc.

I will share with you some tips to improve performance in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 - Increase FPS & Performance

How to boost FPS in Battlefield 2042

Here are a few things that’ll help you boost FPS in Battlefield 2042 on PC.

1. Update your GPU drivers

To improve performance, updating GPU drivers is a good place to start. NVIDIA and AMD may have released new graphics drivers that usually provide performance improvements, especially for newly released PC games. Go check it out:

Once you’ve updated, restart your PC and come back here.

Note: Some Nvidia users claim that returning the driver to 496.13 gives a massive FPS boost. On the other hand, some users say that it does not work. If you want to give it a shot, download driver 496.13 and install it after uninstalling the current driver with DDU.
Keep in mind, if you still encounter poor performance in Battlefield 2042 after doing everything below, you can try reverting to 496.13. Not now!

2. Best graphics settings for performance

Graphics settings need further testing in Battlefield 2042, but for now, the best performance settings for PC are in the table below.

Note: On a good enough rig, if you keep the graphics and resolution too low, your CPU won’t be able to keep up with your GPU, causing a bottleneck. That’s why you should try to determine the graphics settings according to your PC. I’m sharing the settings below just for you to have an idea.

Options > Display > Video

Minimum SystemHigh PerformancePerformance
Fullscreen ModeFullscreenFullscreenFullscreen
Motion Blur000
Chromatic AberrationOffOffOff
Film GrainOffOffOff
VignetteOffOffOff
Lens DistortionOffOffOff
Graphics QualityLowCustomCustom
Texture QualityHighHigh
Texture FilteringMediumHigh
Lighting QualityMediumMedium
Effects QualityMediumMedium
Post Process QualityLowMedium
Mesh QualityMediumMedium
Terrain QualityLowMedium
Undergrowth QualityMediumMedium
Antialiasing Post-ProcessingTAA LOWTAA LOWTAA LOW
Ambient OcclusionOffOffHBAO
Dynamic Resolution ScaleOnOffOff
DRS Refresh Rate Target80%
DLSSPerformanceQuality or Balanced
Ray Traced Ambient OcclusionOffOffOff
NVIDIA Reflex Low LatencyEnabled + BoostEnabled + BoostEnabled + Boost
Future Frame RenderingOnOnOn
Vertical SyncOffOffOff
High Fidelity Objects AmountLowLowLow

Save and exit

By the way, your FPS will differ depending on the server and game modes (Multiplayer, Solo&co-op, All-out Warfare, Conquest, Breakthrough, Hazard Zone, Portal) in BF 2042, so keep that in mind.

3. Edit config

For better performance, you should change some values (DirectX & Shadow) in the config file. It will work for low-end and mid-end, but there is no need to edit the config file for High-end PCs probably. You can still give it a try.

To change the config file, follow these steps:

  • First quit Battlefield 2042
  • Navigate to C:\Users\%UserName%\Documents\Battlefield 2042\settings
  • Right-click on PROFSAVE_profile file
  • Open with Notepad
  • Find the GstRender.Dx12Enabled
  • Change “GstRender.Dx12Enabled 0” to GstRender.Dx12Enabled 1
  • Next find the GstRender.ShadowQuality
  • Change its value to 0
    (GstRender.ShadowQuality 0)
  • Save

Additionally, you can try these settings:

GstRender.NvidiaDLSSMode 0
GstRender.HighDynamicRange 0
GstRender.NvidiaDLSSMode 0
GstRender.DLSSEnabled 0
GstRender.DRSEnabled 0

4. High CPU Usage Fix (100% Usage)

Some users complain that the CPU usage in Battlefield 2042 is huge. The game is extremely CPU intensive, but 100% CPU usage is usually due to wrong graphics settings. You should try increasing the graphics settings and resolution in BF 2042.

If the problem persists even after changing the graphics settings, there is a way to fix this. You can limit your CPU.

You can use Process Lasso software to limit the processor. If you don’t know how to use Process Lasso, this guide is for you. By the way, Battlefield 2042’s exe file is BF2042.exe (Will be needed when configuring Process Lasso)

5. Disable in-game overlay

You should disable the in-game overlay in Origin/EA App.

Origin: Application Settings > Origin In-Game > Enable Origin In-Game > Turn off

EA Desktop App: Settings > Application > In-game overlay > Turn off

6. High Priority

After launching Battlefield 2042, go to Windows task manager while in the menu and set high priority to BF2042.exe. If you don’t know how to do that, check out this guide.


Extra: Quick DX12 Tweak to Improve Microstutter + FPS


Check out the PC performance guide for more info.

Last Updated on 19 November, 2021 4:33 am EST

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