Best Graphics Settings for Albion Online
Albion Online is one of the most popular free to play MMORPG games. Not everyone likes the top-down view but for those who do its definitely, a must-play game. If you love strategy games then you can enjoy the world of warships which is quite a good free to play game. But for my dear readers who want the best Albion online graphics settings. Here is a complete guide on Albion graphics settings
Albion Online Video Settings:
Games with top down views like Albion online must be enjoyed in Fullscreen mode. No exceptions. The game will look awesome and more comfortable to play.
Resolution: Highest Possible
I recommend the highest resolution since this game does not take a lot VRAM like other games. Higher resolution also means cleaner textures and less strain on the eyes which is perfect for long gaming sessions which you will be doing in Albion online.
Frame Rate Limit: Same as your Refresh Rate
If you have a low end laptop then keep it the same your monitor refresh rate. If you have a PC keep it unlimited. Higher FPS is always better.
This is the few games where Vsync does not cause much lag. Still my recommendation is you turn off vsync for better FPS.
Visual Quality: Custom
Since we are editing each setting manually visual quality will be auto set to custom.
Prefab Quality: High
Makes the game look superb. It does cost GPU resources but its a must. If High settings are too much for your system then go with medium settings.
I prefer no shadows since the FPS boost is huge. You get around 10-20% performance increase with shadows off.
Shadows Resolution: Low or Medium
I recommend keeping shadows low or medium since they impact FPS a lot. Low shadow settings give the best FPS boost.
Number of Shadows: Low
If you are using shadows then I recommend lowering the number to free up some GPU resources. Lower shadows means the game might look a bit plain but the FPS increase will be significant.
Shadow Distance: Low
Similar to above setting. Low shadow distance can help increase FPS. I recommend you use it.
Show Effects: All
This is personal preference and I personally like to see all the effects. You can reduce the effects to increase FPS but for a game like Albion online effects and skills are what make it fun.
Animation Quality: Medium or High
Medium is recommend for most players with low end systems. If you have a 4GB graphics card then go with high settings.
Shader Quality: Medium or High
If you have plenty of VRAM then simply use high settings. If you have less than 6GB of VRAM then go with medium settings. I prefer high settings personally.
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: Off
Unnecessary graphics effect that is not really required. You can turn it off.
Anti Aliasing : Off
An important setting that depends on your display. If you have a large display then enable this setting. If you are on a laptop or playing on low resolution then disable this setting.
This can help remove blurry textures on high resolution monitors but increase blurry textures on small low res monitors. So choose accordingly.
Antistrophic Texture Filtering: Off
Antistrophic Texture Filtering is useful for large screens with at least 6GB of VRAM. If you don’t have the above two requirements then switch it off. If however you do have a screen larger than 25 inches I recommend using it.
Window Animations: On/Off
Minor Impact on FPS. You can turn it off if you want the best FPS boost but its only going to be 1% boost at best.
Obscured Character Highlighting: On
This can help spot enemy players and thus I recommend you enable this setting. It basically highlights players.
Adds bloom effect which is not really required unless you have a high-end monitor or display. Even then I don’t recommend it.
Camera Shake: Off/on
This is a personal preference based on how you like to play. The performance impact is very minor so it doesn’t really matter as long as you are comfortable playing the game. I personally don’t like it.
That’s all folks. These were the best graphics settings for Albion Online to fix lag and boost FPS in-game. Let me know what you think in the comment section below. If you want more FPS in Albion online then check out the guide for optimizing windows 10 for gaming.
Happy Gaming See you in-game