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Borderlands 3 Optimization, Fix Low Framerates With Virtually No Visual Downgrade

Borderlands 3 Optimization Settings

Some players are coping with borderlands 3 performance issues. While their gaming rig is adequate compared to the recommended PC specification, their PC is still struggling.  Luckily Borderlands 3 has a lot of visual customization options that you can tweak. However, the setting that most PC’s seem to struggle with is the VolumetricFog. By dialing this one down you can easily gain a lot of performance.

Borderlands 3 PC Specs

According to Gearbox Software and 2K Games, these are the recommended specs for 1440p gaming

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 or Intel i7-4770
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card:  AMD Radeon™ RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • HDD: 75 GB

Here you can find the complete overview of the Borderlands 3 PC Specs.

Borderlands 3 Quality Settings

There are 6 different quality presets to choose from in Borderlands 3.

  • Very Low
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Ultra
  • Badass

Hardware Unboxed did a complete analysis of the impact of all the performance settings. They did run the game on DirectX11 instead of DirectX12 since that one is still in beta form. For their rig, DirectX11 performed better overall than DirectX12.

  • HUB Quality: Best visual quality settings with a few dials turned down that don’t noteworthy impact the visual presentation and maximize performance.
  • HUB Performance: Need a bit more frames for a fluid experience? These settings will give you the most performance while keeping a good-looking game.
Borderlands 3 Recommended PC Settings
Borderlands 3 Recommended PC Settings

Graphics API: DirectX 11

There may be issues with DirectX 12 as the game performs better on DirectX 11 at launch. Since the game has received a bunch of updates you can check out DirectX 12 to see if you experience any issues.

Display Mode: Full Screen

Always select Full Screen for the best performance.

Vertical Sync: Off

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Resolution Scale: 100%

Recommend to set this to 100 %. If you want to change the resoluteness, it is recommended you change the Resolution measure and not this one.

Limit Frame Rate: Unlimited

Set this on a capped value if you get bothered by screen tearing artifacts or other issues.

Field of View: 90

The default option FoV is fine, but feel free to adjust it to your liking. Personally, I like to cap it out but the higher you set it, the more impact it has on your performance.

Vehicle Field of View: 90

HUD Scale: 1

Have difficulty with the HUD size? then increase this measure and vice versa.

Display Stats: FPS

Check your FPS by setting it to this respect.

Anti-Aliasing: Temporal

Setting Anti-Aliasing from Temporal to FXAA provides a ~2% increase in performance. It’s not a major increase. Turning Anti-Aliasing completely off will gain you a ~3% boost.

FidelityFX Sharpening: On

Turning fidelityFX Sharpening off only has a 1% performance increase.

Camera Motion Blur: Off

Motion Blur just makes things messy and kills your experience. Disabling both Camera and Object Motion Blur will increase your performance by ~3%.

Object Motion Blur: Off

Graphics Quality: High

Texture Streaming: High

Unless you have a very old PC, you can leave this setting on high because it has almost no impact on performance with mainstream PCs.

Anisotropic Filtering: 16x

Unless you have a very old PC, you can leave this setting on high because it has almost no impact on performance with mainstream PCs.

Material Quality: Medium

This fructify has an identical boastful performance impact. Set this to medium for a good symmetry between operation and visuals, but if you want extra performance, then set this to low.

Shadows: Low

Draw Distance: High

Environment Texture Detail: High

Environment Detail: Medium

Like with material quality, set this to medium for a good balance of performance and ocular quality, but if you want to squeeze that extra spot of operation out of the plot, then set this to low.

Terrain Detail: High

Foliage Detail: Medium

This set has an identical large operation impact. I recommend setting this to medium.

Character Texture Detail: Medium

Character Detail: Medium

Ambient Occlusion: High

The different settings are less than 1% apart only by turning it off you will gain a small performance increase.

Volumetric Fog: Off

This setting has a huge impact on performance. Set this off unless your organization can handle it and it is worth the performance hit.

Screen Space Reflections: Medium

Borderlands 3 Performance Patch

Gearbox Software and 2K Games have heard your feedback and are monitoring Reddit, their Forums, and social media for what you have to say. They are working on the next patch and will share more details about that soon.

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