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Phantasy Star Online 2 - How to Optimize and Improve Performance

Written by Rodrigo   /   Aug 7, 2020    


How to optimize and improve performance to play Phantasy Star Online 2.

Optimization for Phantasy Star Online 2



Phantasy Star Online 2 Launcher Settings



  • Open Steam -> Launch Phantasy Star Online 2.
  • Click "Environment Settings".



  • This is the "Simplified Renderer" slider, which you can adjust according to your hardware. Each configuration is already explained in the launcher, so I won't explain this section. However, as a general rule of thumb, moving the slider to the left will improve performance at the cost of graphic quality, while moving the slider to the right will improve graphic quality but reduce performance. Find out what works best for you. If in doubt, leave it at the "Standard" which is Level 3 in the slider.



  • Click "Screen".



  • In the "Screen" section, scroll down until you see "V-Sync Setting" -> Select "Off".



  • Go to the "Graphics" section.



In the "Graphics" section

  • Choose "Standard" for "Texture Resolution".
  • Choose "Standard" for "Shader Quality".

If you still don't have satisfatory performance with these settings, you may choose "Low", but if you do that then the game will look a little blurry on the background.



  • Click "Save Settings".



  • Click "Back".



Phantasy Star Online 2 In Game Settings



  • While playing Phantasy Star Online 2, press "ESC" key.



  • Move the mouse cursor to the engine wheel symbol -> Click "Options".



  • Scroll down and click "Graphic Settings".



  • You may change these settings to your liking.

Tipically, the most significant performance changes are related to "Anti-Aliasing", "Ambient Occlusion", "Edge Lighting", so turning these off may have an impact on your performance with Phantasy Star Online 2.



  • Click "Apply Changes & Return".

Computer Optimization



  1. Quit Phantasy Star Online 2 and restart the computer (specially useful if disk usage is too high).
  2. Don't download anything while playing Phantasy Star Online 2.
  3. Don't install anything while playing Phantasy Star Online 2.
  4. Keep your operating system updated.
  5. Keep your drivers updated.
  6. Exit non-essential applications before playing Phantasy Star Online 2.

Written by Rodrigo.