Best Diablo 4 settings and PC options

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Equipping yourself with the best Diablo 4 settings will stave off any stutters and frame drops that make a demon out of any normally pious gamer. Blizzard’s RPG game is as stunning to look at as it is demanding on your PC, and our curated list of options provide a good balance of fidelity and performance for a more heavenly time while you’re in hell.

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 options you can tweak for a sizeable performance uplift without greatly impacting visuals.

Best Diablo 4 settings

Here are the best Diablo 4 settings:

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

PCGamesN test rig: MSI MPG Trident AS 11th gaming PC, featuring an Intel Core i7 11700F, MSI Ventus Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 32GB of DDR4 3,200MHz RAM, MSI B560 motherboard, and Windows 11.

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 playing through various areas during the Server Slam and other beta periods, noting each option’s effect on performance visuals, meaning they should ward off any unwanted frame rate dips.

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, you can also employ Nvidia DLSS Frame Generation to bolster your frames per second too.

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

Much as frame rates are important, knowing what the best Diablo 4 classes are for your play style is just as important. We’ve also got all the information you need to get your fix of Diablo 4 on Steam Deck.

Take the Diablo 4 system requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run Diablo 4?

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