We all know how vital the gameplay in Escape From Tarkov could be. Most of the time, your raids’ performance depends on your graphics settings, from which you either benefit visually or performance-wise. Everyone is tired of the stutters or low fps on bigger maps that could be the main culprit for your death. Well, we’re here to help you find the best settings in EFT, and hopefully satisfy your needs.
After EFT patch 0.12, some novel additions in the Graphics settings, such as TAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing), and other options players can choose from and set up what they strive for. But, again, when it comes to a game where you either win or lose it all, performance is much more appreciated than just visual bearing.
For the first time, Patch 0.12.5 introduced players to Post FX effects. This addition will replace the Nvidia Freestyle, which filters have somewhat the same purpose. With this, we have to update our best graphics settings. Not every human eye desires what we do, but trust us; they’re worth trying.
Escape From Tarkov Best Graphics Settings
In the end, in Tarkov, it’s all about the balance. The balance between performance and visibility is undoubtedly the most important. Having a satisfying amount of FPS, while being able to designate your enemy (a “bush Wookie” or ambient occlusion camouflage master), indeed pays out. We have experimented with all the graphics settings on each map, measuring and evaluating both the performance and visibility. Without further ado, let’s take a look at our best EFT settings below:
- Screen mode: Fullscreen (!important read below!)
- Vsync – Off (we’re aware that you can avoid the FPS limitation, but it’s not necessary for this game)
- Texture Quality – High
- Shadows quality – Low
- Object LOD Quality – 2
- Overall visibility – 2000
- Shadow visibility – 60 (The lightning and shadows in this game need a lot of tweaks. We know Setting it too high will interfere in a given situation, as you may miss a target.
- Antialiasing – FXAA (TAA makes things too blurry, and it’s not something I am personally enjoying).
- Resampling – 1x off
- HBAO – Off
- SSR – off
- Anisotropic Filtering – off
- Sharpness – 0 (A player preference. Higher setting will probably decrease a bit of FPS, but it still depends on your gaming rig).
- Lobby FPS Limit – 60
- Game FPS Limit – 120
POST FX Settings
This is the new effects feature in Escape From Tarkov. It allows players to personalize the look of the game further. The new Post FX Settings have made us change the graphic settings above. Our Post FX Settings can be found below:
- Brightness: 0-15 (Everything above that may distort and even vanish distant objects. Useful on dark maps such as Labs, which can be boosted to 100.)
- Saturation: 0-50 (Not the same, but similar to Digital Vibrance)
- Clarity: 50 (Sometimes a viable option for sharper objects and benefit to notice players more comfortable)
- Colorfulness: 50-75 (We like colorful properties)
- Luma Sharpen: 50-75 (Why we changed the sharpen settings above)
- Adaptive Sharpen: 50-75 (Why we changed the sharpen settings above)
There are some pros and cons, and Escape From Tarkov still doesn’t represent the final product, which means further polishing will be done, including new content alongside the slew of updates.
The most important thing during patch 0.12 is to make sure the game is running at Fullscreen. For some reason, it bugs out, and even if the setting states the game is in Fullscreen, one could make the game go into windowed mode. Therefore, after entering a raid, re-saving the graphics options is good for retaining a substantial amount of FPS.