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How to Improve Performance (FPS) in Ashes of Creation Apocalypse

How to Improve Performance (FPS) in Ashes of Creation Apocalypse

Apocalypse is a battle royale style mode of the upcoming MMORPG Ashes of Creation. There may be people with FPS problems because the game is in early access. So I made a guide about how to increase performance in Ashes of Creation Apocalypse. It will fix the issues such as fps drop, stutteringfreezinglow fpslaggingspikes while playing Ashes of Creation Apocalypse.

There are 16 ways to improve performance in Ashes of Creation Apocalypse.

System Requirements for Running Ashes of Creation Apocalypse

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUIntel Core i3-2125 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 3.3GHzIntel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz / AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon 6870 HD with 1GBNvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury with 4GB
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
RAM6 GB RAM16 GB RAM
Storage15 GB available space15 GB available space
OSWindows 7 SP1, 64-bitWindows 10, 64-bit

1) Best Graphics Settings for Ashes of Creation Apocalypse

You can skip this step if you don’t want to change graphics settings. These graphics settings are for PCs which close to the minimum system requirements.

If you have a good PC, you can increase the settings slightly.

Go to in game video settings and make sure the settings are as follows.

Settings > Video

Window Mode: Fullscreen
AntiAliasing Quality: Low
Effects Quality: Low
PostProcess Quality: Low
Shadow Quality: Off
Texture Quality: Medium or Low
View Distance Quality: Medium or Near
Disable Motion Blur: true
VSync Enabled: false

Apply and Exit the game.


2) Steam Launch Options

  • Go to the list of games in the Steam library.
  • Right-click the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse and click the Properties.
  • Click the Set Launch Options in the General tab.
  • Type the following commands into the space in the incoming window.
-high -USEALLAVAILABLECORES

3) Update Your Graphics Drivers

You should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated.

People who have an NVIDIA graphics card can download and install their new drivers here.

People who have an AMD graphics card can download and install their new drivers here.


4) NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasising“ (If you have a mid&high end pc, Let the 3D application decide)
  • Put the bar in Performance mode.
  • Apply
  • Click the Manage 3D settings
  • Click the Program Settings
  • Click the Add
  • Select the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse (APOC) from the list
  • After, make the following settings
    Antialiasing – Mode: Off
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
    Preferred refresh rate: Application-controlled
    Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
  • If you have a notebook, make sure you are selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
nvidia
  • Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.

5) AMD Radeon Settings

  • Open the AMD Radeon Settings window.
  • Click on the Gaming tab.
  • Then click on Global Settings.
  • Go to the Anti-aliasing mode, choose Override application settings.
  • Click on the Anti-aliasing level, so make sure you are selected the 2X
  • Go to the Anisotropic Filtering Mode and turn it on.
  • Then, click on the Anisotropic Filtering Level, so make sure you are selected the 2X.
  • Click on the Texture Filtering Quality and select the Performance.
  • Now, click on the Wait for Vertical Refresh and select the Always off.
  • Click on the Tessellation Mode and select the Override application settings.
  • Finally, click on the Maximum Tessellation Level and select the 32x or lower.
pubg amd settings

6) Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

The “Intelligent standby list cleaner” application will monitor and clear the memory standby list when it is > 1000mb (1gb). It will help players to fix stutters in games.

  • Download the Intelligent standby list cleaner
  • Run the 7-zip file.
  • Extract to a folder.
  • Go to the that folder.
  • Run the “Intelligent standby list cleaner ISLC” application.
  • Check the “Start ISLC minimized and auto-Start monitoring”
  • Also, check the “Launch ISLC on user logon”
  • Now, click on the Start button
  • Minimize
Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

7) Full-screen Optimizations

full-screen optimisations
  • Go to the folder where the game is installed.
  • Right-click on the APOCClient-Win64-Shipping.exe application in the Win64 folder.
    Location: …\APOC\Binaries\Win64
  • Tap the Properties
  • Tick Disable full-screen optimisations on the Compatibility tab.
  • Click on the OK

8) Power Options

If the CPU cooler is not enough, you can skip this setting. Processor temperature may increase by 5-6 degrees.

power plan
  • Right-click the Windows icon on the bottom left.
  • Click the Power Options
  • Click the Additional power settings
  • Select the High performance on the Preferred plans tab.
  • After, click the Change plan settings link next to High performance.
  • Tap on the Change advanced power settings
  • Find Processor power management in the incoming list, click the + icon on the left side.
  • Set Minimum processor state and Maximum processor state to 100%
  • Click on the OK

9) Game Mode

  • To turn off Windows 10 game mode, click the Start icon to bring up the Start menu. Then open the Settings.
  • Click the Gaming
  • On the Game Bar tab, set the “Record game clips, screenshots and broadcast using Game bar” to Off.
  • On the Captures tab, set the “Record in the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • On the Game Mode tab, set the “Game Mode” to Off.

10) Windows Performance Options

  • Type performance in the search section of Windows, click to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows from the results.
  • Select the Adjust for best performance from the options in the Performance Options window that opens.
  • Click OK
performance

11) Cleaning Temporary Files

  • Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type %temp%
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Temp folder that opens. You can skip undeleted.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type temp
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the folder that opens.
  • Again, Simultaneously press the Windows logo and R keys.
  • Type prefetch
  • Press Enter key.
  • Delete everything in the Prefetch folder that opens.

Finally, empty the Recycle Bin


12) SSD

If you have a Solid-State Drive, I recommend that you install the game on the SSD or move the game files to the SSD.


13) Optimize the Discord

If you are using Discord, disable the Hardware Acceleration and in-game overlay.

  • Open Discord
  • Go to the User Settings
  • Then, go to the Appearance tab.
  • Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration.
Optimize Discord
  • Go to the Overlay on App Settings tab.
  • Make sure unchecked the “Enable in-game overlay”
discord overlay

14) Optimize the Google Chrome

If you’re using Google Chrome, you’ll need to make this setting.

chrome setting
  • Go to settings page in Chrome
  • Click the Advanced
  • Go to the System tab
  • Finally, uncheck the “Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed”

15) Background Processes

You should close all unnecessary Apps, such as Chrome, OneDrive. Also, if the Discord is idle, you should quit Discord.

Also, you can use the CCleaner to go through your startup and scheduled tasks, and disable everything that you consider unnecessary.


16) Reduce Ping and Fix Lag

  • Go to the ExitLag page
  • Click on the “FREE 3 DAYS TRIAL” button.
  • Create an account.
  • Verify the Email
  • Download and install the ExitLag.
  • Launch the ExitLag.
  • Search the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse in the ExitLag app.
  • Select the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse
  • Select a game region
  • Click on the APPLY ROUTES button.
  • Play the game.

Last Updated on 22 July, 2020 5:25 pm EDT

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