Days Gone has finally been released on the PC, and we’ve already covered all the options you can change that affect visual fidelity. However, if you haven’t noticed already, Days Gone is quite a beefy game. As such, we’re going to be providing you with the best graphics settings for the game that offer a good mix between quality and stability.
While Days Gone was first released on consoles, the developers have faithfully ported the game to the PC with uncapped frame rates, UHD graphics, and extended draw distances supported with relatively good optimization for older hardware being implemented.
Days Gone PC Best Graphics Settings
Since the Days Gone port is quite excellent, the PC requirements to run the game at a reasonable frame rate are quite respectable.
Recommended Graphics Settings
Once you have an idea of your system specifications by looking at the requirements linked above, you can then start tweaking your settings accordingly. For most users, we recommend using the Medium or High preset if you have a beefy computer.
However, if you are still having troubles, here are some fixes you can try to help with low FPS on Days Gone:
- Turn off Chromatic Aberration and Motion Blur
- Reduce Foilage Draw Distance
- Reduce Cloud and Fog Detail
- Reduce Shadows
Some Days Gone Graphics Settings which do not deal a significant difference in performance are Texture Quality and V-Sync. We recommend leaving these options as-is. If you really are having trouble with low FPS, you can also reduce your resolution.
Stuttering in Days Gone
If your game is stuttering, there are a few solutions you can consider. Firstly, you can try updating your graphics drivers from either Nvidia or AMD. Plus, even though you might have the recommended amount of RAM, there’s a high chance it might be running on lower frequencies. Make sure you have enabled XMP and are using RAM that is faster than 2400 MHz.
If you still have trouble, re-install the game and also check for any thermal throttling.
Note: DLSS will be coming out for Days Gone soon! So, those with RTX 2000 series cards or above will be able to play the game at might higher frame rates by using Nvidia’s proprietary supersampling technology.
Days Gone PC All Graphics Settings
Since the game has a lot more options to choose from in terms of visual fidelity in the PC version, the game is bound to look much better on the PC! Here are all the toggleable graphics settings for Days Gone on PC:
- Window Mode (Fullscreen/Fullscreen Windowed/Windowed)
- Refresh Rate
- Frame Rate Limiter
- Sync Interval (Full or half)
- HDR (On/Off)
- Brightness (1-10)
- Field of View (50-100)
- Render Scale (10-200)
- Chromatic Aberration (On/Off)
- Motion Blur (On/Off)
- Lighting Quality (Low/Medium/High/Very High)
- Geometry Quality (Low/Medium/High/Very High)
- Foliage Draw Distance (Low/Medium/High/Very High)
- Shadow Quality (Low/Medium/High)
- Cloud and Fog Quality (Low/Medium/High)
- Texture Filter Quality (Low/Medium/High/Very High)
- Texture Streaming Quality (Low/Medium/High)
- HDR Game Brightness
- HDR Game Peak Brightness
- HDR User Interface Brightness
While Raytracing is not supported yet, the developers have hinted towards both DLSS and Ray Tracing coming to Days Gone very soon! However, currently it seems like their main focus is towards trying to iron out any bugs that may pop up along way.
With Days Gone coming to the PC, more console ports / switches are expected to be coming in the coming years as well.
Are you excited about finally being able to play Days Gone on the PC? How’s the game running for you? Let us know in the comments section down below!