Best PUBG Launch Options and Graphics Settings for Maximum FPS

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Here are the Best PUBG Launch Options for better performance and maximum fps without lag on your PC. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has risen to the top of the battle royale genre over the past year with its enormous maps and immersive gameplay. The game offers a variety of weapons and attachments, all with varying degrees of performance attributes. The game is loved by many and played by many as well but that does not conceal the fact that PUBG is a very hardware intensive game with a lot of optimization issues. In this guide, we will show you how set certain PUBG launch options to get the most out of your PUBG experience.

Anyone who has played PUBG with an average gaming build will know the struggles of fps stutters, abrupt fps fluctuation and just low fps in general. At times we see that even people with high-end gaming builds have troubles with the game which just points to it being badly optimized. Let’s look into some of the methods that can make playing PUBG a tab bit bearable.

PUBG Launch Options

Launch Options for Better Performance in PUBG

Launch options are commands that you can put into the properties of a game on steam. The commands execute a certain task upon launching the game. This can prove to be very beneficial in some cases as we will see.

How To Set PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Launch Options

  • Step 1- Open steam
  • Step 2- Navigate to PUBG in the library.
  • Step 3- Right-click on PUBG.
  • Step 4- Click on properties.
  • Step 5- Under “General” tab there will be a button that says “Set Launch Options”. Click it.

List of PUBG Launch Options on PC

There are a number of launch options that you can set in order to get fps improvement. Do note, however, that these are not a hundred percent guaranteed, it may work for some and may not for others, try experimenting with different settings and see which one works for you.

  • -refresh 144

Choose the number according to your monitor

60hz monitor = -refresh 60
55hz monitor = -refresh 55
120hz monitor = -refresh 120

Type this launch command into launch options field with the bold number being the refresh rate of your monitor. For example, if you have a standard 60 Hz monitor then type 60 instead of 144.

  • -maxMem=13000

This Launch command regulates the amount of RAM that is to be allocated to the game. For example, if you have 16 GB RAM and want PUBG to use 13 GB then use -maxMem=13000. Replace 13000 with the amount of RAM that you want PUBG to make use of.

  • -malloc=system

This command will let the operating system decided how much memory should be allocated to the game. Since the game is not yet optimized, this may increase performance for some users.


Using this command will unlock all available cores of your processor. This can improve performance significantly.

  • -sm4

If you want you can use this command to run PUBG on Direct X 10 instead of Direct X 11. You will forego graphical integrity but the game might run smoother.

How to Apply PUBG Launch Options using Steam

So you know what the launch commands are, let’s see how you can apply them.

Let’s suppose you were to use all the above-mentioned commands. Your command string will look like this but with your own inputs:

-refresh 144-maxMem=13000-malloc=system-USEALLAVAILABLECORES-sm4

Paste this string into the launch options field and click “ok”.

Editing PUBG Engine.ini File For Better Performance

Step 1- Press windows key+ R.

Step 2- Type in %appdata%

Step 3- Go to “Local” folder in the search results.

Step 4- Go to folder “TslGame”.

Step 5-  Go to “Saved” folder and then “Config” and then finally “WindowsNoEditor

Step 6- Right-click and open “Engine.ini” with notepad.

Step 7- Delete all the contents in here and copy and paste the following text into the file:



PUBG Launch Options

Step 8- Click save and exit.

Change PUBG In-game Settings for Better FPS.

We recommend that you use the following settings for optimal performance, especially if you don’t have all the latest hardware.

GRAPHICS – Screen Mode: Fullscreen
• Quality: Custom
• Screen Scale: 100
• Anti-Aliasing: Very Low
• Post-Processing: Very Low
• Shadows: Very Low
• Texture: Medium
• Effects: Very Low
• Foliage: Very Low
• View Distance: Ultra
• Motion Blur: Disabled
• V-Sync: Disabled

Full-Screen mode is known to improve performance in some instances so try it. For screen scale, the higher it is the crispier your game will look however fps will be low, so we recommend setting this between 90-100. Set all graphical settings to very low except for Texture which should be medium.

This is all you need to know to improve performance on PUBG. Let us know in the comments if these settings helped you get better performance.

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