Red Dead Redemption 2: Best Settings For FPS Boost

By applying these Red Dead Redemption 2 graphics settings, you can get the best image with the highest FPS.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most visually stunning games to come out in recent years. However, the game’s high system requirements can make it difficult for some players to achieve a smooth and stable frame rate. In this article, we will discuss the best settings to boost your FPS in Red Dead Redemption 2.

March, 2024: We updated RDR 2 Best Graphic Settings for FPS guide!

RDR 2 FPS Boost Settings

Red Dead Redemption 2 FPS Boost, follow it step by step, we guarantee you will see an increase. With these settings we have made, you will see +50 FPS increase in Red Dead Redemption 2. This guide guarantees 100% FPS boost!

Salutations Non Epic Game supporters! The game runs very well and visuals aren’t comprimised much if you set your graphic options to Xbox One X settings. In my experience they nearly doubled my performance from 40fps to 70fps on a i7 8700k 16GB RAM GTX 1070 at 1440p. These settings are as follows:

PC settings equivalent to Xbox One X and PS4:

  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 4x
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Global Illumination Quality: Medium/Low
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Far Shadow Quality: Low (XB1X is Lower than Low)
  • SSAO: Medium
  • Reflection Quality: Low (XB1X is Lower than Low)
  • Mirror Quality: High
  • Water Quality: Custom
  • Volumetrics Quality: Custom
  • Particle Quality: Medium
  • Tesselation Quality: High/Medium
  • TAA: High/Medium/Off (Preference)
  • FXAA: Off
  • MSAA: Off
  • Advanced Settings: Unlocked
  • Graphics API: Vulkan
  • Near Volumetric Resolution: Low (XB1X is Lower than Low)
  • Far Volumetric Resolution: Low (XB1X is Lower than Low)
  • Volumetric Lighting Quality: High/Medium
  • Unlocked Volumetric Raymarch Resolution: Off
  • Particle Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Soft Shadows: High
  • Grass Shadows: Medium/Low
  • Long Shadows: Off
  • Full Resolution SSAO: Off
  • Water Refraction Quality: High
  • Water Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Water Physics Quality: 1/4
  • Resolution Scale: Off (Should be left off but having it under 1x will definitely improve frame rate if necessary)
  • TAA Sharpening: Off
  • Motion Blur: On/Off (Preference)
  • Reflection MSAA: Off
  • Geometry Level of Detail: 5/5
  • Grass Level of Detail: 2/10
  • Tree Quality: Low (XB1X is Lower than Low)
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping Quality: High/Medium
  • Decal Quality: Medium
  • Fur Quality: Medium
  • Tree Tesselation: Off

RDR2 Best Graphic Settings Video

  • Use the Vulkan API Red Dead Redemption 2 supports both DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs. If you’re experiencing performance issues, we recommend using the Vulkan API as it generally performs better than DirectX 12.

To switch to the Vulkan API, go to the game’s settings menu and select the Graphics tab. Under the Advanced Graphics section, you can switch between DirectX 12 and Vulkan.

  • Update Your Graphics Drivers Finally, make sure that your graphics drivers are up to date. Outdated drivers can cause performance issues and other problems with your games. You can download the latest graphics drivers for your system from your graphics card manufacturer’s website.

By adjusting your graphics settings, disabling unnecessary settings, using the Vulkan API, and updating your graphics drivers, you can achieve a significant FPS boost in Red Dead Redemption 2. With these settings, you should be able to enjoy the game’s stunning visuals while maintaining a smooth and stable frame rate.

17 thoughts on “Red Dead Redemption 2: Best Settings For FPS Boost”

  1. Outstanding settings optimization. I’ve matched these settings as close as possible and the game runs exactly as described in the introduction to this post. I was running anywhere from 55-65 FPS in the settings I was using prior to matching the settings from this post and now I’m getting around 70+ fps with the expected random dips in fps. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. My rig: I7-9700K, 32GB RAM, GTX 1080 TI, at 1440p.

  2. Thank you so much for this guide. My frame rate has been increased by a solid 20 fps on average in game. And the benchmark has been increased by 13 fps having had it on “Balanced” before.
    Before It could only come up to about 30 fps when out in the snow, and now it’s a solid 50, at least.
    My rig: R7 3800x, 16 GB RAM, GTX 1070, at 1440p.

  3. Thank you very much. I ran the game for the first time with the Rockstar optimization, and when the game ran. I had about 20 to 30fps
    But when I used your optimized settings, I was able to easily run the game at 35 to 50 fps.
    My rig:I7_2600K,8 GB RAM,GTX 970,at 1080p

  4. Praised be!

    I’ve recently stepped into the world of Redemption on PC and I quite like it. Figuring the graphics was a torture (I started fiddling with each setting to see what it does) and I can say that this guide is definitely worthwhile and brings in a playable game (tested and confirmed on RTX 2060)

    Cheers to you Sir!

  5. Tried Nvidia’s GeForce Experience settings and wasn’t so thrilled with the quality to achieve near 60 FPS for 1440p.

    Tried the game’s built in settings at MEDIUM and that didn’t fare well either

    Your settings have given me the best results so far till date. Near 60 FPS at 1440p on a GTX1070 with an Intel i7 7700 with great quality visuals. Thank you!

  6. I did all of these settings but my fps is still between 20-30. I updated everything. What could be the problem?
    Specs: GTX 1050 4GB @1080p with a
    Intel i7 7700HQ

    1. Your problem is an subpar GPU. You cant expect to match 1080 ti performance with these settings even when playing 1080p…

  7. Amazing guide. Helped me get comfortable with 1440p on my 4ktv. Tv does well to upscale and I can tell the difference sitting 6 feet away.

  8. Hello guys, this is Really fantastic, Before this settings, i was had bad quality with 40-50 fps, and now after use this settings i have good quality with 65-75 fps, very nice
    Afterall my System information is:
    I7 2600k, gtx 1650 super, 16GB Ram
    65-75 fps with this pc, Really nice!

  9. Alejandro Josué León Cordón

    OMG! I was about to uninstall the game but this settings saved my game, I’m getting now 75fps with i7-8700 + RTX 2060 Super SC 8GB + RAM 24 2666

  10. Was getting about 40-55fps everything maxed with a 3060ti paired with a R7 3700x. Used your settings–mostly dropping down one level (Ultra to High etc.) when applicable. Now I’m getting 80-90fps with the occasional drop to to the high 60s. Thank you! 1440p is defiantly the sweet spot.

  11. This works beautifully on i7 11700 with RTX 3060, with one exception. I get far better lows with DX12 vs. Vulkan. Yes Vulkan gives higher highs but some scenes will dip below 60 even with these settings. Run the built in benchmark and compare the dessert sunset scene. For me, on Vulkan this hits 40fps, on DX 12 it holds 60+. Same when looking down the main street in Valentine. Vulkan will dip to low 50, DX12 holds 60-70. Yes Vulkan will hit higher max at points but since I’m locking the game to 60, DX12 is giving a much more consistent performance.

  12. I absolutely agree that Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most visually stunning games out there, but the high system requirements have definitely been a challenge for many players. It’s great to see that there are ways to boost FPS and improve performance without compromising on the visuals too much. I was especially intrigued by the Xbox One X settings that you mentioned. Would you recommend these settings for players who have a lower-end PC or should they stick to the minimum requirements?

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