Back 4 Blood – Best Graphics Settings Guide for FPS

Left 4 Dead right? Nah! This is Back 4 Blood and it is finally out for players all around the globe. You may wonder that it is another L4D but these two are quite different. Let’s just keep that talk to another post.

In this one, I will be discussing the best PC graphics settings you can change for Back 4 Blood. As long as I tested the game I faced little to no issues with the optimization. The game feels quite balanced.

All you need to do is change enough settings to make the game look decent and also run at a higher FPS. Make sure that you are meeting the minimum system specs for Back 4 Blood. Cross-reference with the system specs I listed for myself to get a better idea of that.

Then you may know how it can run on your system as well. if during the changes you face any issues, revert back to the previous settings to change it back to default. Without any further delay let’s take a look…


Back 4 Blood – Best Graphics Settings Guide for FPS

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System Specs for Back 4 Blood [Minimum and Recommended Specs]

Minimum

  • CPU: i5-6600 (3.3 GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (3.4 GHz)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1050 Ti or AMD® Radeon™ RX 570
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 40 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

Recommended

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 (2.8 GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (3.6 GHz)
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 970 or AMD® Radeon™ RX 590
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 40 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

After making sure you are meeting these specs, carry on with the rest of the guide.


System Specs Used To Test

  • CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM: 32 GB DDR4
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1060
  • STORAGE: 500GB M.2 SSD
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 6 GB
  • Peripherals Used: Razer Viper Mini, RK84 Keyboard, HyperX Cloud Stinger Headset.
  • Recording Software: NVIDIA Shadowplay and RIVA Tuner. XBOX Gamebar to test FPS for windows recording.

Back 4 Blood – Best Graphics Settings (in-game)

These will be the best Back 4 Blood graphics settings for PC, for the said system specs:

General Graphics Settings

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Graphics OptionsCommentsBest Settings
Window ModeThere is no Fullscreen Only option hence this is the next best thing.Exclusive Fullscreen
Graphics APIKeeping this to DX12 results in better performance for the systemDirectX 12
Screen ResolutionAlways keep this native to avoid any visual glitches or issues1920×1080 or Native
UpscalingThis auto-adjusts the scaling according to the render frames.OFF
Anti-AliasingNeither highest nor lowest. FXAA is medium so you will not face jagged edges while playing the game.FXAA
SharpeningSmoothens out graphics unless you want bright textures. Then you can turn it on.OFF
Motion BlurI do not prefer motion blur even if I play Solo. Personal preference matters here but it can cause FPS Drops.OFF
Chromatic AbberationDoes not impact GPU/CPU performance that much so this is a personal preference.ON
Adaptive FX QualityKeeping this on adjusts the FX quality to adaptive. Turn off for a few extra FPS but it’s decent for medium-end systems.ON
Field of ViewSettings this higher will cause decent FPS drops so it all depends on FPS vs FOV85
VsyncUnless you are facing screen tearing or large FPS fluctuations, keep this off.OFF
Limit FPSKeep this off to get the maximum frame rates from the system. Limit it only if the FPS fluctuations are high.OFF
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Custom Quality Graphics Settings

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Graphics OptionsCommentsBest Settings
Post Processing QualityBasically the volumetric fogs and lighting for the game. Keep this to med for a balanced experience.Medium
Texture QualityThe Graphics texture that will render in the game. “High” means more detailing and more pleasing to the eye.High
Effects QualityEffects such as explosions, healing, Blood, etc are determined by this one. Med is simply to balance them properly.Medium
Shadow QualityI keep this Low since this hogs a lot of FPS for almost all games alike.Low
Foliage QualityThis will basically control the quality of vegetation on the map. Medium results in a balanced experience.Medium
HDRThis is OFF for me by default so nothing to do about this oneOFF

Here is a video showing the best settings as well. Take a look: [LINK]


Results and Settings Tips to Improve FPS

For most parts, I got an average FPS of 110-120. In very intense scenarios, for example, the fights with the Ogre, It was dropping to 95-99 FPS. The game is optimized very well hence I did not face any trouble in changing the settings.

If you decide to Turn on Fidelity 1.0, make sure to keep the adaptive FX settings ON. That way you can get the best results. For old versions of GPU and/or CPU, you should ideally dial down the high settings to medium. Also, I highly recommend that you turn off all the effects settings as much as you can.

An example of an entry-level system is an i3 8100 + GTX 1050TI. You can totally play this game on such a system, but you need to follow certain recommendations. Then you can hopefully get 60-70FPS + and the game will not look bad also.

For the latest systems like RTX 2060, 3060, 3070, or later ones, you should use the presets rather than changing settings one by one. Since the game is quite optimized, your rig should handle the game at High-Ultra settings with relative ease.

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If this post has helped you in any way, don’t forget to mention that in the comments below. You can also comment on any issues or suggestions you want to give. I will try to reply as soon as I can.

I will be uploading more Back 4 Blood content so be on the lookout for that as well. Thanks for dropping by, and I will see you soon. Till then, take care!


Last Updated on January 15, 2022

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