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This is a comprehensive guide on the Best Graphics Settings in Valheim! Read on to learn the Best Graphics Settings for your game!

Best Graphics Settings for Better Game Performance

Listed below are the steps in achieving ideal Graphics Settings that enhance game performance. These settings prioritize better gameplay over graphics and will sacrifice aesthetics.

Set All Graphics Settings to Low

You can do this by going to the Settings in either the Start Menu or by clicking the ESC key once you are in-game. Once the settings are open, click Graphics and there you should see different settings:

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Here you will see options with sliders such as Vegetation Quality, Particle Lights, Draw Distance/Level of Detail, and Shadow Quality. Draw the sliders to the left until you reach the very end, which will indicate Low in open and close parenthesis.

Turn Off Bloom, Motion Blur, and VSync

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Turning off these extra settings will allow Mid-end to Low-end PCs to run the game much smoother than before. It is advisable to also do this for other games since these settings are for purely aesthetic purposes only. Removing Motion Blur also helps with motion sickness since leaving this on can lead to unnecessary blurring while turning VSync on is for graphics-heavy games, which Valheim is not.

FPS Boost Launch Options

At the moment of writing this, there is a bug that has been lowering FPS. The game still runs in a fullscreen windowed mode instead of a true fullscreen. This can be remedied by putting in -window-mode exclusive -screen-fullscreen in the launch options. This will make it so that the game will run in true fullscreen next time you launch it. More information in the guide below!
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