Back 4 Blood – Best PC Graphics Settings 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…


Best PC Graphics Settings for Back 4 Blood [FPS Boost Guide]

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System Requirements for Back 4 Blood [Minimum and Recommended Settings]

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.

In-game Graphics Settings for Back 4 Blood PC

General Graphics Settings

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Options Comments Settings
Window Mode There is no Fullscreen Only option hence this is the next best thing. Exclusive Fullscreen
Graphics API Keeping this to DX12 results in better performance for the system DirectX 12
Screen Resolution Always keep this native to avoid any visual glitches or issues 1920×1080 or Native
Upscaling This auto-adjusts the scaling according to the render frames. OFF
Anti-Aliasing Neither highest nor lowest. FXAA is medium so you will not face jagged edges while playing the game. FXAA
Sharpening Smoothens out graphics unless you want bright textures. Then you can turn it on. OFF
Motion Blur I do not prefer motion blur even if I play Solo. Personal preference matters here but it can cause FPS Drops. OFF
Chromatic Abberation Does not impact GPU/CPU performance that much so this is a personal preference. ON
Adaptive FX Quality Keeping 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 View Settings this higher will cause decent FPS drops so it all depends on FPS vs FOV 85
Vsync Unless you are facing screen tearing or large FPS fluctuations, keep this off. OFF
Limit FPS Keep 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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Options Comments Settings
Post Processing Quality Basically the volumetric fogs and lighting for the game. Keep this to med for a balanced experience. Medium
Texture Quality The Graphics texture that will render in the game. “High” means more detailing and more pleasing to the eye. High
Effects Quality Effects such as explosions, healing, Blood, etc are determined by this one. Med is simply to balance them properly. Medium
Shadow Quality I keep this Low since this hogs a lot of FPS for almost all games alike. Low
Foliage Quality This will basically control the quality of vegetation on the map. Medium results in a balanced experience. Medium
HDR This is OFF for me by default so nothing to do about this one OFF

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


Results and Settings Tips to Improve FPS

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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.


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!

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