Best Graphics Settings for Age of Empires 4

Age of Empires 4 was recently released to overwhelmingly positive reviews and fans could not be more excited. Relic Entertainment made sure that its graphics hold up in this day and age. To make sure you get the best possible quality and FPS, here are the best graphics settings for Age of Empires 4.

Since Age of Empires 4 is one of the best-looking RTS games, follow this guide to ensure you are getting the best performance with the highest possible quality. We’ve used an average test bench to ensure our metrics resemble the performance of most other players.

Age of Empires 4 Best Graphics Settings

Best Graphics Settings for Age of Empires 4

First of all, make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements so the game does not stutter and runs smoothly. Listed below are the minimum graphics settings that are required to run Age of Empires 4.

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 520 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Once you meet the minimum requirements, you can get the most FPS with the settings discussed further in this guide. There were some minor FPS drops when the game launched but they have now been fixed.

Related: Check out this guide if you are suffering from String Not Found error in AOE 4.

Update your GPU Drivers!

Both NVIDIA and AMD have released their new GPU Drivers which are properly optimized for Age of Empires 4. You can download them from their respective websites or their software. If you have any DirectX issues; installing the newer GPU Drivers will fix all of the problems. Not only that, but you will also notice an increase in performance after getting the respective drivers.

For NVIDIA, you should download the v496.49 driver which has a size of about 831 MB.

If you have an AMD GPU, we suggest downloading the Radeon Adrenalin 21.10.3 that has a size of about 456MB.

Downloading the respective driver will have a positive effect on your game and can improve up to 45% FPS despite what settings you choose to play on.

Best Graphics Settings

Best Graphics Settings for Age of Empires 4

To truly get the best results, try out our best graphics settings for Age of Empires 4 listed down below:

In-game OptionsSettings
Game Window Full Screen
Full Resolution1920×1080 or according to your monitor
Resolution Scale100%
Image QualityMedium
Shadow QualityLow (If you have an RTX card, keep this at medium or high)
Animation QualityHigh
Geometry DetailMedium
Texture DetailMedium
Anti-AliasingLow
PhysicsHigh
V-SyncAlways keep this off since it has a high impact on FPS
Framerate LimitUnlimited to get the best results
Movie Quality1080p or 4K if you can support it

Choosing the mentioned graphics settings will ensure that you get the best result and still have good FPS. If you are still getting low performance, you can try out the next step as well.

Turn on Performance Mode for your PC

This should go without saying but turning on the performance mode on your PC will allow you to get better results. Normally, your PC will divide its resources to run as many behind-the-scenes things as possible. To maximize performance and allow your PC to focus on the game you’re playing, we recommend turning on performance mode. To do so, simply:

  1. Go to Appearance settings
  2. Select Optimize for Performance
  3. Enjoy increased FPS!

That about does it for our guide about the best graphics settings for Age of Empires 4. If you want to maximize your performance, try out these steps and you are guaranteed to get the best results. Also, read how you can check the server status for Age of Empires 4 if you plan to play online.

Leave a comment below telling us how much your performance increased and what FPS you are getting. Happy gaming!

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Umer Cheema
By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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