Best Graphics Settings for Killing Floor 2
Killing Floor 2 is an amazing zombie shooter game that reminds you a lot of world war z. Some of our readers wanted to know how they could get the best FPS and lag-free gaming experience in Killing Floor 2. So we decided to make a special guide on the best Graphics Settings for Killing Floor 2:
Table of contents
- Graphics Settings for Killing Floor 2
- Advanced Settings for Killing Floor 2
- Environment Detail: High or ultra
- Character Detail: High or Ultra
- FX: Low or high
- Texture Resolution: High or Ultra
- Texture Filtering: Bilinear
- Shadow Quality: Low
- Realtime Reflections: Off
- Anti Aliasing: off or FXAA
- Bloom: Off
- Motion Blur: Off
- Ambient Occlusion: Off or SSAO
- Depth of Field: Off
- Volumetric Lighting FX: Off / On
- Lens Flares: off
- Light Shafts: Off
Graphics Settings for Killing Floor 2
Aspect Ratio: Default
Default Settings are the best. If you have a different type of monitor then you select the aspect ratio that fits you well.
A higher resolution is a must for playing zombie games as the game looks amazing. So at least play in 1080p minimum. If you play in lower resolutions you will strain your eyes which I don’t recommend.
Graphics Quality: Custom
Since we will be setting each setting manually this option will be set to custom.
Vertical Sync: Off
Vsync is one of the key reasons for the lag on older systems. Only turn on if you’re experiencing a lot of screens tearing on your monitor. You might get input lag with vertical sync.
Its better to play the game in Fullscreen mode. The game looks much better. Its also better to run games on Fullscreen mode then Borderless because your graphics card and windows OS allocates more resources to the game being played.
Variable Frame Rate: On
This lets you go higher than 60 fps, with this off it caps your game at 60FPS
Film Grain: 0
Hampers vision with a movie type effect disable it. It also makes the game look much cleaner.
Nvidia Flex: On/ Off
Depends on your GPU. If you have one of the newer Nvidia GPUs then enable this option.
Advanced Settings for Killing Floor 2
Environment Detail: High or ultra
Environment Detail are best kept at High settings. If you have a good GPU then ultra is better.
Character Detail: High or Ultra
Ultra or High depending on VRAM. If you have more than 4GB VRAM go with Ultra settings. If you have less VRAM then go with medium settings.
FX: Low or high
FX is best set to low for low end systems. This makes explosions look more detailed. If you want more FPS then you can set it to low.
Texture Resolution: High or Ultra
I recommend high or ultra settings since the game looks really good and you can spot enemies well. Adds a little more detail to certain textures like guns and in-game objects. If you have less than 4GB VRAM go with high settings instead.
Texture Filtering: Bilinear
Texture Filtering at Bilinear settings is best for low-end systems. This has a big FPS impact and the graphics improvement is minor.
Shadow Quality: Low
For low-end systems, shadows are the number 1 reason for the lag. Keep shadows at low and you will get around 10-20% FPS boost easily. The shadows are nice, but anything over Medium is not really worth it.
Realtime Reflections: Off
Another big FPS killer in killing floor graphics settings. This makes reflections of lights shine off Zed and such, cool I guess but not worth the 15 – 20 fps drop if you ask me.
Anti Aliasing: off or FXAA
About a 5 FPS drop with this on, but honestly, that’s not very much and it makes the game look very clean especially on large screens. If you have a large monitor and are playing at a high resolution then use temporal AA. At lower resolutions, Antialiasing is bad and will give blurry textures in some cases. But at high resolutions, it’s a must. So use it accordingly.
Makes color more vibrant. You get around a 5FPS drop with this on.
Motion Blur: Off
Honestly who plays with motion blur on shooter and zombie games?
Ambient Occlusion: Off or SSAO
SSAO is most recommended for most systems. You get around 5-7 FPS drop with this on SSAO. HBAO+ does cause lag unless you have a good GPU. If you want the best FPS then set it to off
Depth of Field: Off
This makes what you’re aiming at clear and the background blurry, not really needed, with it off everything is clear so… also no FPS impact, purely preference).
Volumetric Lighting FX: Off / On
Minor FPS effect but the game looks good, So if you want better lighting enable it.
Lens Flares: off
Makes the lights have a bright flash effect to them, distracting on your eyes and completely useless if you ask me.
Light Shafts: Off
Light shafts are like GOD rays so you get FPS drop of like 10-15fps. I recommend you disable it.
That’s all folks. These were the best graphics settings for Killing floor 2 operations to fix lag and increase FPS. If you liked the post then please do share and support the gaming community. If you were still unable to fix lag issues then check out how to optimize windows 10 for gaming.
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