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Best Zenless Zone Zero settings for max fps

It doesn't take a lot to get great performance out of Zenless Zone Zero, but we've documented our gameplay and video settings to guide you.

Best Zenless Zone Zero settings for PC

What are the best Zenless Zone Zero settings? Getting the best performance out of this latest HoYoverse game is a straightforward process, but a severe lack of gameplay and accessibility settings limits your tweaking options.

The Zenless Zone Zero system requirements set the bar very low for your gaming PC, and provided you meet the recommended tier, you can expect great performance in this new gacha game. It even has great performance on the Steam Deck should you wish to play it on Valve‘s handheld.

Best video settings for Zenless Zone Zero on PC

  • Image Quality: High
  • FPS: Unlimited
  • VSync: Enable
  • Rendering: 1.0
  • Anti-Aliasing: TAA
  • Shadows: High
  • FX Quality: High
  • Shading Quality: High
  • Character Quality: High
  • Environment Quality: High
  • Mirror Reflections: High
  • Volumetric Fog: High
  • Bloom: Enable
  • Distortion: Enable

The above settings returned a 137fps average at 2,560 x 1,440 and this crept up to a solid 144fps, matching my monitor’s refresh rate, at 1080p. Better still, the 1% lows sat at 85fps, meaning that even when performance stuttered, it was barely noticeable to the naked eye, and still sat above the desired 60fps threshold.

There is no Nvidia DLSS, AMD FSR, or Intel XeSS included in the settings menu, but I don’t believe this will cause any issues. In a game like this, 60fps as a target is fine, and you can achieve this so long as you meet the minimum requirements and stick to the lowest presets.

Accessibility and gameplay settings in Zenless Zone Zero

Sadly, there are very few gameplay settings to play around with beyond adjusting your key bindings and basic sound sliders in Zenless Zone Zero. There is also a complete absence of any accessibility features which is very disappointing.

As a game that often requires a lot of repetitive inputs, especially mouse clicking, the absence of even a hold toggle to take the stress off users who may struggle with the strain of repetition would be nice. Alas, it is unfortunately common for games like this to do very little to accommodate those who need accessibility features in games.

How we tested Zenless Zone Zero

At PCGamesN, we use dedicated gaming rigs to test the best settings for performance and gameplay in the latest releases. The test rig used for Zenless Zone Zero includes the following components; Intel Core i7 11700F, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 12GB, 32GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM, MSI B560 motherboard. We also test using Windows 11 64-bit.

We always run our testing first at 1,920 x 1,080 to identify the best settings, then again at 2,560 x 1,440 using the same setup to gauge the difference in performance. We use CapFrameX to capture frame data and compare testing sessions.

Can you play Zenless Zone Zero on a hard drive?

Zenless Zone Zero doesn’t require a gaming SSD. While you can install and play the game from an HDD, using a gaming SSD will help eliminate the potentially disruptive load times which can sometimes still drag even on the faster storage option.

How to monitor performance in Zenless Zone Zero

Zenless Zone Zero doesn’t have an in-game benchmarking tool, nor is it likely to ever get one, so you have to turn to alternative methods to monitor in-game performance.

For Nvidia cards, ensure you have GeForce Experience or the Nvidia App installed and the in-game overlay enabled, then hit ALT + R in-game to bring up your performance monitor. With AMD cards, you can enable performance monitoring via the Radeon overlay using the shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + O.

Alternatively, you can download free software such as CapFrameX or Nvidia FrameView, to get a cleaner, more simplified benchmarking tool that works with any graphics card.

If you fancy trying your hand at assembling a machine to take on Zenless Zone Zero, follow our handy guide on how to build a gaming PC and we’ll take you through the process step by step from start to finish.