This guide will show you the best graphics settings for Back 4 Blood for low-mid end gaming PC. You will have a smoother gaming experience and it could also help you eliminate various performance issues, if you have any of course.
Back 4 Blood – Graphics Settings Guide
(Note: this graphics setup guide only applies to Back 4 Blood Beta for now. Things may change once the full version is out.)
One of the most anticipated Zombie Shooters of 2021, Back 4 Blood, is finally available for the public to play. However, not the full version. For now, the Beta version of the game is available on Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game already has about 80,000 players playing on Steam. EGS numbers are still unknown. But it can be easily said that the number of simultaneous players is definitely more than 100k. PC users who have pre-ordered Back 4 Blood on Steam or Epic, or who have obtained an exclusive early access code, are eligible to receive early access to the Beta and if all goes according to plan, “Back 4 Blood Beta “on your Steam or Epic Library.Early Access will be available from August 5 at noon PST until August 9 at noon PST. And the open beta will run from August 12 at noon PST until August 16 at noon PST.
Except for a few issues, Back 4 Blood runs smoothly for the most part. But it seems like some gamers are experiencing some performance-related issues here and there. It makes sense, since not everyone is sitting with a powerful gaming PC. In fact, the latest Steam Hardware Survey conducted in July 2021 shows that most gamers still play with low to medium graphics cards.
But this is the best of PC games. You don’t need expensive hardware to play as you can tweak the graphics settings of the game you want to play and then get the best performance even if you have a high-end gaming rig. Let’s take a look at the guide now:
Back 4 Blood – Better Graphics Settings
- Window mode: full screen (Does not lose performance in full screen mode)
- Screen resolution: 1920 × 1080 (If you have a higher resolution, you may need to further reduce the settings)
- Anti-Aliasing: TAA (I found TAA to be the best. FXAA makes jagged edges a bit too aggressive. However, you will get more clarity)
- Motion blur: off (Personal preference)
- Chromatic Aberration: Off (Honestly! Who uses this?)
- Adaptive Effects Quality: On (Doesn’t affect performance as much)
- Field of View: 100 (Personal preference. Try it yourself)
- VSync: disabled (Turn this on if you have a constant tearing on the screen)
- FPS Limit: Off (You need to test this personally)
- Post-Processing Quality: High
- Texture quality: medium
- Effects quality: Medium
- Shadow quality: medium (Set this to low if you need to squeeze out more fps)
- Foliage quality: high
- HDR: off (Duh!)
- Graphics API: DirectX 12 (This is something you should try yourself. Set this to dx12 and see if you are experiencing constant crashes and drops in performance or not)
- Sharpening: FidelityFX (Don’t turn this off. Makes the game a fuzzy mess)
Okay so the reason I said you would have to try and decide if you want your “FPS Limit” to be “Off” or with a custom limit is because Back 4 Blood is causing high GPU usage for many people. As a result, GPUs overheat for many users.
Just use any application to track your GPU temperature. You can use Nvidia Performance Overlay, if you use GeForce Experience. Play for 30 minutes with “Limit FPS” set to “Off” and see what temperature your GPU is running at. If it’s too hot then it’s best to limit the FPS to 60 (maybe a little higher on a 144hz monitor). Prevention is better than cure.
Test system specifications
- CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x
- Graphics processor: Zotac GTX 1650
- RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200mhz
- Hard Drive: 2 TB 7200 rpm
- Monitor resolution: 1920 × 1080
- Graphics Driver: Nvidia Game Ready Driver v471.41
Back 4 Blood – Performance Analysis
I’m still testing the game and I think it’s too early to post benchmark results. I’ve only played a few quick races. For whatever reason, the game keeps disconnecting me, despite my stable internet connection. So I have not been able to test the game thoroughly. But from what I’ve seen so far, I can tell that Back 4 Blood works pretty well for the most part. I am currently testing the game on a GTX 1650, RTX 2060, and RTX 3070. I will post the exact numbers in this article soon.
If you want, you can watch this video presentation of Back 4 Blood. The game runs on an RTX 2060 paired with a Ryzen 5 5600x:
One thing to remember, the game is still in Beta, and there is a strong possibility that Turtle Rock Studios will optimize Back 4 Blood much more before the full release of the game.
If you think this guide has helped you, please let us know in the comment section below. And for more Back 4 Blood guides, keep an eye on dlprivateserver. We will cover each and every technical issue in the game on launch day. Good luck!