Red Dead Redemption 2 – Best PC Graphics Settings

Last Updated on January 3, 2020

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Graphics Settings – The game is not exactly optimized by the devs. There are so many issues at the moment, which hopefully, will be taken care of with the upcoming patch. The patch has been confirmed and will be pushed out in an hour or two.

Red Dead Redemption uses the same Rockstar settings that we’ve seen in Grand Theft Auto games. There are so many options to look into, that a beginner might get confused about what the right ones are.

Let’s find out what the right settings are.

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Best PC Graphics Settings

Note: For some reason, people are crashing while trying to run the game with DirectX 12. I would advise you to switch to Vulcan and wait for patch until the devs push an update.

These settings have been tested on PCs running on i3 8100, i5 8600, i7 8700 with Msi GTX 1060, RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Super and 2080 Ti. The settings can obviously be adjusted depending on your hardware, but the ones I’ve mentioned should be optimal for all.

To change settings > Go To Settings > Graphics.

  • VSync : Off
  • Screen Type : Fullscreen
  • Triple Buffering : Off
  • Pause Game On Focus Loss : Off
  • Constrain Mouse Pointer : Off
  • Quality Preset Level : Custom
  • Texture Quality : Medium
  • Anisotropic Filtering : X8
  • Lighting Quality : Medium
  • Global Illumination Quality : High
  • Shadow Quality : Low
  • Far Shadow Quality : Low
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : High
  • Reflection Quality : Medium
  • Mirror Quality : High
  • Water Quality : Medium
  • Volumetrics Quality : High
  • Particle Quality : Medium
  • Tessellation Quality : Medium
  • TAA : Medium
  • FXAA : Off
  • MSAA : Off
  • Advanced Settings : Unlocked
  • Graphics API : Vulkan
  • Near Volumetric Resolution : Medium
  • Far Volumetric Resolution : Medium
  • Volumetric Lighting Quality : Medium
  • Unlocked Volumetric Raymarch Resolution : Off
  • Particle Lighting Quality : Medium
  • Soft Shadows : High
  • Grass Shadows : Medium
  • Long Shadows : On
  • Full Resolution Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Off
  • Water Refraction Quality : Medium
  • Water Refraction Quality : Medium
  • Physics Quality : 50%
  • Resolution Scale : Off
  • TAA Sharpening : 100%
  • Reflection MSAA : Off
  • Geometry Level of Detail : 100%
  • Grass Level of Detail : 100%
  • Tree Quality : Medium
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping Quality : Medium
  • Decal Quality : High
  • Fur Quality : Medium

There are a lot of settings that you would have to look into. Took me a while to figure out the right ones. There are YouTubers who have also started publishing benchmarking guides.

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Written by Vikas

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3 thoughts on “Red Dead Redemption 2 – Best PC Graphics Settings”

  1. Hi sir, good guide, just wondering how many FPS are you getting using the RTX 2060 at 1080p ? I have a Ryzen 5 3600X and GTX 1080, I hope I can get at least 60 fps stable at 1080p with your settings. Thanks


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