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New World FPS boost guide – How to increase performance

During the New World Preview (Public Test) event, which will last about a week, I had the chance to play Amazon Game Studios’ action-MMO. I want to say that I love this game.

I played New World on GTX 1070 and i74790k, I did not experience much performance issues in the game, but I guess there are those who have problems. I would like to remind you that this is just the beginning, I’m sure a company like Amazon Game Studios will make the game more stable.

So, I created this performance guide for those who have problems such as fps drops, stuttering, freezing, low frame rate, in New World Preview.

New World FPS boost guide – How to increase performance

Can I run New World on my PC?

Minimum System RequirementsRecommended System Requirements
CPUIntel® Core™ i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3GhzIntel® Core™ i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or betterNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
DirectXDirectX 12DirectX 12
Storage35 GB available space35 GB available space
OSWindows 10 64 BitWindows 10 64 Bit

How to boost performance in New World Preview

1) Update Your GPU Drivers & OS

Don’t forget to keep your GPU drivers and operating system updated to play New World smoothly.


You can easily update your driver in the Nvidia Geforce Experience panel. (Geforce Experience > Drivers > Check for Updates > Download)

GeForce Game Ready driver

2) NVIDIA Control Panel & AMD Radeon Settings

Nvidia users:

  • Open NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Go to the Adjust image settings with preview tab.
  • Click the “Use my preference emphasizing
  • Put the bar in Performance mode.
  • Apply
  • Click the Manage 3D settings
  • Click the Program Settings
  • Click the Add
  • Select the Javelin_x64 (New World) from the list, then click on the “Add Selected Program” button.
  • After that, apply the settings below
    Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance (Note: If the GPU temperature gets too high and you experience fps drops, set it to Optimal power.)
  • If you have a notebook, make sure you have selected the “High-performance NVIDIA processor” on preferred graphics processor.
  • Apply and close the NVIDIA Control Panel.

AMD users:

By making a simple change, in AMD Radeon Adrenaline software, you can boost your performance in New World Preview.

Just follow these steps: AMD Radeon Adrenaline Software > Gaming > Graphics > Advanced > Texture Filtering Quality > Performance

3) Fullscreen optimizations & High DPI scaling

Disable fullscreen optimizations by following the steps below. So you can fix some performance issues. Also, by changing the high DPI scaling setting, you will fix the blurry text and graphics problem.

  • Go to the folder where the game is installed ( Steam Library > Right-click on New World Preview > Manage > Browse local files )
    Mine was: F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\New World Public Test\
  • Open the Bin64 folder
  • Then right click on Javelin_x64.exe
  • Select Properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab.
  • Tick the Disable fullscreen optimizations
  • Then click on the “Change high DPI settings” button.
  • Under the “High DPI scaling override” section, tick the “Override high DPI scaling behavior
  • Use the “Scaling performed by:” drop-down menu and select the “Application”
  • Click on the OK and again OK.
High DPI
  • And also, apply the same changes for NewWorldLauncher.exe in the game’s main folder.


Especially those with low RAM may experience stuttering and crashing problems. You can fix this issue using a simple utility. Use the ISLC by following these steps.

5) Power Options

If your system is running in low energy mode, it is possible that you will experience performance issues while playing video games. It is possible to boost performance by changing the power plan in Windows settings.

power plan
  • Type Power into the Windows search box
  • Select the Power & sleep settings
  • Click the Additional power settings
  • Select the High performance (or Ultimate Performance if you have) on the Preferred plans section.
  • Click on the OK

Note: If the CPU temperature gets too high and you experience fps drop, set it to Balanced.

6) High CPU Usage Fix

If the CPU usage is around 100% while playing New World Preview and you experience freezing/stuttering issues, it is possible to fix your issues by limiting your CPU.

  • Download and install the Process Lasso
  • Run the Process Lasso application.
  • Launch the game.
  • Go to the Process Lasso app and find the Javelin_x64.exe in “All processes” list, then right-click on it.
  • Select the CPU Limiter
CPU Limiter
  • Set the “When CPU use is” to 98
  • Set the “Reduce by this many CPU cores” to 1
  • Below the “Reduce by this many CPU cores”, set the “For a period of” to 1
  • Click on the Add Rule button.
  • Finally click OK button and play the game.
CPU limit

7) Basic Tips

8) Best Graphics Settings for Performance

When the game is released in full version, I will test the settings further. For now, I can recommend these settings for performance.

Settings > Visuals

Minimum SystemPerformanceMy Settings
Window ModeFullscreenFullscreenFullscreen
Field of View
Video QualityCustomCustomCustom
Effects DetailsLowLow or MediumHigh
Lighting DetailsLowMediumMedium
Object DetailsLowHighHigh
Post Processing DetailsLowMediumMedium
Shadows DetailsLowLowLow
Terrain DetailsLowMediumHigh
Texture DetailsLowHighVery High
Water DetailsLowMediumHigh
Max FPSUncappedUncappedUncapped

I played New World Preview with my graphics settings at 2560 x 1440 (1440p) resolution. Overall I got 60-75 FPS. In crowded cities, the FPS was between 40-60.

My specs: i7 4790k, GTX 1070, 16 GB 1600MHz RAM, SSD

I will definitely edit my guide when the game comes out. Stay tuned for updates!

Last Updated on 30 August, 2020 8:08 pm EDT

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