A Plague Tale Requiem – Best Graphics Settings Guide

A Plague Tale: Requiem embarks you on a journey across multiple terrains and emotions all in a single game. This means that you get to experience the likes of immersive combat and story with excellent on-screen graphics and high textures. This also means that you may need to change something first to optimize those options.

That is where this graphics settings guide can help you. My aim in this post will be to walk you through each setting I managed to change for A Plague Tale: Requiem. These settings helped me boost my FPS from a lower grade to double the value. Of course, you need to hamper some changes in order to get that.

To start with, make sure you are meeting the minimum system requirements for the game which I will list below. Also, cross-reference with my testing system so that you have a rough idea on how this game may perform on your PC as well. The game is kind of heavy so keep that in mind before diving into the guide.

A Plague Tale Requiem Best Graphics Settings

The Best Graphics Settings on 2K for A Plague Tale Requiem

Yes, I clearly mentioned 2K since I am currently running the game at 1440p 2K resolution with the current setup. the game can be quite hard for a 1050Ti, 1650, 1660, or its super, and even an RTX 2060 in terms if graphics cards.

Speaking of Cards, do not forget about processors here as well. Some examples of processors that can have a tough time running the game are the i3 any gen, i5 11th gen or older, Ryzen 3600, or even an older gen i7. If you keep these points in mind, you can find a middle point to either upgrade or build a new system. I recommend that you read the entire guide to know the full details of the settings in question.

Before starting off, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements for the game as listed below:

Minimum Specifications

These are the bare minimum system settings you require in order to run A Plague Tale: Requiem.

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. DirectX 12 Feature Level 12 and Shader Model 6.0 are needed.

Recommended Specifications

These will be the recommended system settings to run the game with all the details it has to offer to the players.

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K (3.7 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 8 GB, GeForce RTX 3070/Radeon RX 6800 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 60 FPS, 1920×1080 in ultra. SSD storage is recommended.

Best In-Game Graphics Settings

These are the main options that you need to change from inside the game. To access these settings, press Esc > Graphics > Change the options as shown below:

  • Vertical Synchronization – No ( There was no difference in graphics performance enhancement even if I toggled it on for myself. Hence it is best to keep it off to let the system use all the frame rates )
  • Screen Resolution – 2560 x 1440 ( This is the setting that makes the guide 2K. If you happen to run a 1080p setup, you can get more Frame Rates since that will be less demanding on the GPU and CPU )
  • Resolution Scale – 100% ( There is no reason not to set this to 100%. Makes the game look clean and avoids any unwanted blurriness )
  • NVIDIA DLSS Super Resolution – Quality ( I used performance for this previously, which gave me a few FPS more. But the game did not look that good. )
  • NVIDIA Low Latency – Disabled ( This option helps reduce input latency and improves PC performance. Did not find it helpful for a singleplayer game like Plague Tale Requiem )
  • Motion Blur – No ( Motion Blur takes up some frame rates and performance. Since the game is already heavy, I did not bother with this setting )
  • Chromatic Abberation – Off (This setting is best kept off for this game. Keep this one for more chromatic effects on screen)
  • Draw Distance – Low ( This shows you the distance of the background elements )
  • Shadow Map – Low (Shadow options are best kept low for heavy games like this )
  • Volumetric Light – Low (Low lighting can enhance your frame rates by a small margin )
  • Ambient Occlusion – Low ( Keep this to either low or medium depending on personal preference )
  • Depth of Field – Medium ( The more the depth of field, the more the elements will render in the background, and the more FPS it will eat up )
  • Contact Shadows – Medium ( Keep this to medium to not lose the quality of shadows over frame rates )
  • Light Shafts – Medium ( Keep this medium for the best balance of visuals and performance )
  • Screen-Space Reflections – Ultra ( The reflections for this game are awesome, so I highly suggest that you keep this to the highest to experience them )
  • Texture Quality – High ( Good balance of detailed models and textures. Do not set this to maximum unless you are meeting the recommended specs for the game )

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System Specs Used To Test

These are the system specifications I used to test Plague Tale: Requiem:

  • CPU – For this, I used a Ryzen 5 5600x from AMD
  • GPU – I used an RTX 3060Ti FE for the graphics card
  • OS – I tend to use Windows 10 64 Bit for most of my testing settings
  • RAM – A total of 32GB of DDR4 RAM was used to test this game
  • Monitor – Samsung Odyssey G7 1440p monitor
  • Driver: GeForce Game Ready Driver v522.25 – This driver included the optimization for A Plague Tale Requiem
  • Storage – 1TB SSD Nvme M.2 for a fast load and boot time if applicable

Results and Tips for More FPS

You can barely run the game on the following systems but I do not think you should. Either way, here they are:

  • GTX 1050Ti / GTX 1660 or 1650 / GTX 750 Ti – For GPUs
  • i3 / i5 11th gen or older / Ryzen 3 or 5 old gen processors – For CPU
  • Anything above 16 GB of RAM – For Memory

These can run the game if you crunch out some system file settings as well, but I highly recommend that you do not even bother with it. After testing the game myself, I can guarantee that most GTX systems will not be able to handle the Graphics and CPU load that Plague Tale Requiem has to offer. Here are the test results:

  • Maximum FPS – 110
  • Minimum FPS – 55
  • Average FPS – 68-75

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After watching these results and testing them out myself, I can ensure you that the game is indeed very heavy and demanding. If you have anything equivalent to an RTX 3060Ti or above, you should be able to enjoy the game to its fullest if not to that extent. Anything lower and you may struggle to maintain the 60FPS margin with decent visuals.

After watching the system specs for the game when the developers released it, they were quite clear that the game was not meant to be run with every new system. Yes, If you want to enjoy 30FPS gaming with decent graphics, then, by all means, go for The Plague Tale Requiem. Otherwise, I would suggest checking the benchmarks before diving in.

Let me know in the comment section how you are running and enjoying the game. Leave your questions and thoughts in the sections below and stay posted with us for more Plague Tale Requiem Guides.

Thanks for dropping by!

Last Updated on October 18, 2022

2 thoughts on “A Plague Tale Requiem – Best Graphics Settings Guide”

  1. Yeah playing my self it with Asus x99 a 2, and intel i76800k, and 16 gb 3200mhz ddr4 and GTX 1660oc, 55-60fps so dont know what you are doing but game run playable in older systems too.

    1. If you check the guide carefully, I have mentioned the CPU also with which you should not push the game. That list does not include an i7 K series processor. So, I think you should be able to run the game like you said.

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