Best Graphics settings and FPS for Rocket League Game
Rocket League is one of the most popular esports games played all around the world. For those wanting to experience the glory of Rocket league in spite of it not having a gaming Rig, this FPS guide is for you. For Rocket League, you can optimise the steam launch options, the in-game options and TASystemSettings.ini to increase your FPS and improve your gameplay and performance.
My guide covers all the currently known and allowed methods to increase FPS in Rocket League; however, if you know more ways than be sure to comment below.
So without further ado, let’s begin:
Best Guide to improve Rocket League FPS
1) Steam Launch Options
- Go to the list of games in the Steam library.
- Right-click the Rocket League and click the Properties.
- Click the Set Launch Options in the General tab.
- Type the following commands, as shown in the image below:
-high -USEALLAVAILABLECORES -nomovie -nomansky -AllowBackgroundAudio +mat_antialias 0 -malloc=system
Click on Ok, and the settings will be saved. Now the game will run much better, and you will get better FPS for Rocket League.
2) Rocket League In-game settings
Launch Rocket League, select the Options on the game menu as shown below. And open the Video tab. I will guide you on how to set up each in-game setting for maximum performance.
Gameplay settings in Rocket League:
- Set client send rate: High
- Server send rate: High
- Bandwidth limit: High
Video Settings in Rocket League:
Resolution: use your max resolution of your monitor.
Using your maximum resolution is the best since you get the most pleasant viewing experience, which is essential in any game. Also, low resolutions are harmful to your eyes, so avoid them. Unless you are running a Pentium PC, do not lower your resolution.
Display Mode: Fullscreen.
Full Screen is the best choice hands down. Both for performance and gaming experience in Rocket League
Vertical Sync: Off.
Must be turned off for all games. It causes input lag which will make you lose easy games.
The quality difference between “Off” and “FXAA Low” is significant, so if you can enable it. If required. If you have a decent PC, then FXAA is better. For competitive settings, turn it off.
Render Quality: High Quality.
Keep it at high quality. The reason being the graphics are terrible at low quality. You won’t feel like playing a game.
Render Detail: Performance / Custom.
For Competitive Game settings: Set it to Performance
Otherwise: Custom Setting is best which is auto-selected when you change any of the advanced settings
Max FPS: 10 Points larger than your monitor refresh rate.
This is the fps cap of the game. I suggest setting it at the same value as your monitor refresh rate or slightly higher value. It gives some competitive advantages. Frankly speaking, you should not limit the FPS. Higher is always better.
If you choose performance for render detail, then do not change this. If you want to change these settings manually, then start editing the advanced settings one by one.
Texture Detail: High Performance.
I suggest keeping this setting at High Performance for a better FPS. I felt the High-quality option did not impact much. Again if your system can take it, High quality is better.
High-Quality Shaders: On.
Do not turn this off as it makes the game look really crappy. Like you will lose all motivation to play.
As far as everything else is concerned disable everything except for Transparent Goalposts. This setting must be on.
This setting gives a crucial advantage because when you are inside or near a goal post, you want to see where the ball is located without needing the help of the indicator.
Disabling the options will not only increase your FPS but also give you a competitive advantage while playing the game. Special effects such as Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, Light Shafts, Depth of Field, Lens Flare, Weather and Motion Blur only cause issues with your gameplay.
- Click Apply to save the changes.
Now you can probably play the game at a very high FPS and score some serious goals.
TASystemSettings.ini file for Rocket League
Frankly speaking, I never recommend this option. I do not like it since it is risky. By risky, I mean you never know when the developers may decide to change a particular rule of policy.
Update: I reached out to the developers of the game. They said that if you did get an unfair advantage and were reported your account will be banned. Also changing the game settings incorrectly might cause the game to crash.
So I recommend doing this only as a last resort I have explained all the graphics options and settings available in-game and via steam. If you genuinely need more FPS, but if you require more fps then you need to edit TASystemSettings.ini file of Rocket League To find your TASystemSettings.ini file, press Win+R to open the run command and copy the following. %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rocket League\TAGame\Config Backup the original config file. Open the file with notepad and delete everything inside. Now copy-paste the following code inside the file and then save the file.
This is all you need to do. You can now save the file, and you will get some fantastic graphics and performance boost.
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