Red Dead Redemption 2 – Optimized 60FPS Ultra Settings

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Make your game look Ultra without the FPS loss!


With the settings below, I think you will have a great experience playing Red Dead Redemption 2. These settings mimic the graphics settings on High/Ultra presets with minimal FPS loss, trading off some visual settings that are not worth the FPS loss while preserving similar visuals. From my experience, this should give you over 65% boost to your FPS compared to Ultra/High presets, as my PC with an old 4.1GHz i7 3770, 16GB RAM and GTX 1070 pretty much runs this at a constant 60 FPS with minimal dips during gameplay.

Optimized Base Settings

  • Screen Type: Fullscreen
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Isotrophic Filtering: 16x
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Global Illumination: High
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Far Shadow Quality: High
  • SSAO: Ultra
  • Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Mirror Quality: Ultra
  • Water Quality: Medium
  • Volumetrics: Medium
  • Particle Quality: Ultra
  • Tesselation: Ultra
  • TAA: Medium

Optimized Advanced Settings

  • Advanced Settings: Unlocked
  • Graphics API: Vulkan
  • Near Volumetric Resolution: Low
  • Far Volumetric Resolution: Medium
  • Light Shaft Resolution: High
  • Volumetric Lighting Quality: High
  • Unlocked Volumetric Raymarch Resolution: ON
  • Particle Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Soft Shadows: High
  • Grass Shadows: Medium
  • Long Shadows: ON
  • Full Resolution SSAO: OFF
  • Water Refraction Quality: Medium
  • Water Reflection Quality: High
  • Water Physics Quality: Half
  • TAA Sharpening: Any setting you want, I like to leave it at max
  • Motion Blur: OFF
  • Reflection MSAA: X2
  • Geometry Level of Detail: 3/5 [slider bar setting]
  • Grass Level of Detail: 4/10 [slider bar setting]
  • Tree Quality: High
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping: Ultra
  • Decal Quality: Ultra
  • Fur Quality: High
  • Tree Parallax: OFF
Volodymyr Azimoff
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I love games and I live games. Video games are my passion, my hobby and my job. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices. My first official job in the game industry started back in 2005, and I'm still doing what I love to do.

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