Best graphics Settings for Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 is one of the most played games on Steam. Made by valve it has been the pioneer of free to play games. Due to its large player base and popular demand we are making a guide for Best performance and graphics Settings in Team Fortress 2. With this, you can be sure to become a pro player with lag-free gameplay. You can edit the in-game settings and steam launch options for Team Fortress 2

Steam Launch Options for Team Fortress 2

How to set steam launch options for Team Fortress 2:

  • Open Steam
  • Go to the Library tab
  • Right-click on Team Fortress 2
  • Select Properties and then General tab
  • Click “Set Launch Options

Now type the following in the steam launch options dialogue box as shown in the image:


steam launch options team fortress 2

What do these options do:


Disables the valve startup video and speeds up the time taken for the game to start.


sets the process priority to high. It helps increase FPS and performance in Team Fortress 2 2.


It tells the game to use all your CPU cores for the game. Helpful for systems with multiple cores.

Best Graphics Settings for Team Fortress 2

Video Settings

graphics settings team fortress 2

Resolution: Max Resolution

Using your default resolution is the best choice for performance and quality balance unless your PC is too old to run at the default resolution.

Aspect ratio: Default

Auto is the best when it comes to performance and gameplay experience. Unless you have an ultrawide monitor, you will have an aspect ratio of 16:9 for normal screens. Let be the default.

Display Mode: Fullscreen

Fullscreen is the best option to go for any game. Distractions like borders make you lose focus when playing a competitive game like Team Fortress 2

Advanced Graphics settings

performance settings team fortress 2

Model Detail: High

It deals with the quality of the player models. You can set it to High for High and Mid end systems. For low-end systems set it to Medium. You need this setting since you will be able to spot players better and the game looks much better.

Texture Detail: High

The texture quality setting in team fortress 2 is the most important setting for your gameplay. If you a 4GB graphics or higher go with high settings. This will help you spot players and get easy kills. Everyone else can go with medium settings.

Shader Detail: High

This setting depends on the VRAM. Your graphics card memory in short. Medium or high depending on if you have a 2gb card or 4gb card. 6Gb or higher can go for max texture quality.

Water Detail: Simple reflections

You need all the FPS you can get. Turn this off and you will get some more FPS and smoother performance at the low graphics water about which no one cares.

Shadow Level: Low

It has the 2nd biggest impact fps after textures. Always very low. You need the extra performance for textures. To save performance as much as you can always go with very low shadows.

Color Correction: Enabled

It does not impact FPS a lot. You can enable it.

Antialiasing Mode: None

This setting has a Huge impact on FPS unless you have a good graphics card go with none.

Filtering mode: Bilinear

This option forces texture render using specific methods for filtering. Bilinear filters it 2x whereas you can go up to 16x in the setting. Set it to bilinear since it is the lowest for the best performance.

Wait for vertical sync: Disabled

Disable this as it creates lags by dropping FPS to match screen refresh rate.

Motion Blur: Off

Why do you want to blur your vision? Turn this setting off.

Field of view: Depends on you

This is a personal preference, but all the pro players I asked prefer to maximize the FOV.

A wider field of view (FOV) increases what you can see from the player’s viewpoint and helps spot enemies. Lower values will improve your performance. Test and see what you comfortable with. Otherwise, leave it at default.

Multicore rendering: Enabled

Make sure to always enable this setting. This will ensure your system uses all the cores to get the best performance in Team Fortress 2

High dynamic range: None

Set this to none save the much-needed resources to maximize Team fortress 2 gameplay performance.

Bloom: Off

Turn it off. Hampers vision and gives a blinding effect to players. This setting has a bad influence on both your performance and gameplay, so I suggest disabling it.

Click on Okay and save the settings.

Now restart the game and enjoy a lag-free performance and gameplay experience in Team Fortress 2

I hope this article has been informative for you. And I thank you for reading. If this guide did not help you get the performance you need then you probably need to upgrade your system. I hope you have fun playing Team Fortress 2.

For more tips on optimizing windows 10 read: How to make your pc faster

Also read: How to make your wifi faster for gaming

See you in-game

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