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Best Diablo 4 settings for max fps

Adjusting the Diablo 4 graphics settings to better suit your gaming PC specs will make slaughtering demons and other hellspawn in Sanctuary all the more fun.

Diablo 4 best settings - a closeup of lillith

What are the best Diablo 4 settings? We’re getting used to spending time in hell as Diablo 4 continues to be one of the leading ARPG games available in 2024. As we near the Season of the Construct, it’s worth checking to see if your graphical settings are still the right ones for your setup.

Our Diablo 4 review waxes lyrical about the game’s “harrowing vistas” and “over-the-top gore”, but all this eye candy can push both your CPU and GPU hard. As such, it’s important to check what tier of the Diablo 4 system requirements your PC meets before leveraging optimal settings for an fps boost. Thankfully, there are some Diablo 4 settings you can tweak for a sizeable performance uplift without greatly impacting visuals to make sure your system’s ready for Diablo 4, Season 3.

Best Diablo 4 settings: A pale-skinned NPC, dressed in ornate robes and wielding a staff, grimaces

What are the best Diablo 4 graphics settings?

Here are the best Diablo 4 settings for PC:

  • Resolution Percentage: 100%
  • Temporal Reconstruction: Off
  • DLSS: Quality
  • Nvidia DLSS Frame Generation: On
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
  • Shadow Quality: Highest
  • Dynamic Shadows: On
  • Soft Shadows: On
  • Shader Quality: High
  • SSAO Quality: High
  • Fog Quality: High
  • Clutter Quality: High
  • Fur Quality: High
  • Water Simulation Quality: High
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: High
  • Geometric Complexity: High
  • Terrain Geometry Detail: High
  • Physics Quality: High
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Screen Space Reflections: On
  • Distortion: On
  • Low FX: Off

Best Diablo 4 settings: Lilith looks down upon someone, in a dark room, with a look of pity

We determined the best Diablo 4 settings by testing the game rigorously during the open beta phases and following the action RPG’s release, noting each option’s effect on performance visuals, meaning they should ward off any unwanted frame rate dips. The above settings resulted in aa average of 122 fps with highs of 151 and rare drops below to 100 mark. This is also at 1440p rather than 1080p.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as if there’s any Diablo 4 benchmark tool on the horizon, so you’ll need to make on-the-fly adjustments based on your in-game experience. That said, we do have some options that we’d suggest starting with.

Both Texture Quality and Water Simulation Quality could introduce problems based on your GPU’s VRAM capacity. If you’re using a graphics card with 8GB of memory or less and are experiencing issues, we’d suggest turning Texture Quality down to medium. Additionally, if your processor is on the weaker side, we’d suggest turning down the game’s Physics Quality.

If you’re lucky enough to own an Nvidia RTX 4060 Ti 8GB or another GeForce RTX 40-series graphics card like we used, you can also employ Nvidia DLSS Frame Generation to bolster your frames per second too. Just make sure you’ve updated your drivers to enable this feature.

Best Diablo 4 settings: A silhouette of Lilith contrasts sharply against a blood red backdrop

The above settings should guarantee a great balance between visual quality and performance. If you’ve got an older rig, you might need to compromise in some areas, but Diablo 4 isn’t a very graphically intensive game, so you should be able to run it without too many problems.

How we test Diablo 4

We at PCGamesN tested these settings on the following rig: MSI MPG Trident AS 11th gaming PC, featuring an Intel Core i7 11700F, MSI Ventus x2 Black Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, 32GB of DDR4 3,200MHz RAM, MSI B560 motherboard, and Windows 11.

We keep this testing rig updated to ensure it matches a typical modern setup that isn’t exactly budget but also isn’t overly powerful. Upgrades are made to this setup from time to time, and we aim to revisit popular live service games to ensure we update the new recommended settings.

Do you need an SSD for Diablo 4?

While Diablo 4 can be played on an HDD, Blizzard recommends the use of an SSD for performance reasons. Your load times will also be much faster when using the more modern storage solution.

Many games are moving away from old-school mechanical drives and recommending SSDs instead. Few games can’t still be installed on an older drive, but the performance hit means upgrading to one of the best SSDs for gaming is a worthwhile investment.

Outside of settings considerations, we’ve spent hours creating lists of the best Diablo 4 classes and best Diablo 4 builds, so you can start your adventure on the right foot. Don’t forget to check out our lists of the Diablo 4 world boss locations and Diablo 4 unique items too. We’ve also got a guide on how to get your Diablo 4 Steam Deck fix, with all the information you need to get Diablo 4 running on your Steam Deck.