Dying Light 2 – Best Graphics Settings for PC

Before getting on with the best graphics settings for Dying Light 2 on PC, I want to say that there has been an overhaul in the options from the previous Dying Light. If you have played that, you may notice a significant change in settings menu.

Having that said, these tweaks will certainly help you in getting slightly more FPS, even with a medium end system. For example, the GPU used here is a 1050Ti, but yours can be a 1660 or 2060, or higher. Hence these settings can help you in overall performance.

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Dying Light 2 – Best Graphics Settings for PC

The graphics settings options for Dying Light 2 are much lesser that its previous version. But the developers have managed to include some good options, within a limited number of choices:

Advanced Video Settings

First of all, set the advanced video settings to custom, then do the required changes inside the tweaking menu:

  • Render Mode – D3D 11 (I found this the most stable Direct 3D version, and I can vouch for it as well. At least for an entry level GPU like 1050ti)
  • Asynchronous Compute – On (This option is basically for the CPU and it helps distribute the workload over multiple CPU units)
  • Game Screen Size – 100 (This is the most consistent and best view point in terms of screen size)
  • Sharpness – 75 (This is completely optional and depends on personal choice)
  • Field of View – 10 (Turning this higher can cause some FPS drops in medium level systems)
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality – High (Gets rid of jagged edges by turning this to high. For extra FPS, you can set this to medium also)
  • Motion Blur – None (Entry level and medium systems like i3, i5 7th gen, should avoid motion blur at all costs)
  • Particle quality – High (This is demanding on GPU and CPU but totally worth it for Dying Light 2)
  • Contact Shadows Quality – High (I keep this high just for visual experience. You can set this to low if you are struggling with frame-rates)
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality – High
  • Global Illumination Quality – Medium
  • Reflection Quality – High
  • Fog Quality – Low (This takes up a lot of frames, hence keep this to low, unless you want to take some awesome screenshots!)

Dying Light 2 _ GTX 1050 ti _ Graphics_Settings

The game was tested on FSR quality Medium – Low at 1080p.

System Settings Used To test

Here is the rig setup I used to test Dying Light 2:

  • GPU: GTX 1050Ti 4GB OC
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 3600
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Memory: 32 GB DDR4 RAM
  • STORAGE: M.2 SSD 500GB

System Requirements for Dying Light 2

You should also verify if you are meeting the system specs for Dying Light 2 in the first place. You goal should be to remain in the middle tier of systems, or atleast the entry level. This will ensure that you can run the game from your end:

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-9100 / AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon™ RX 560 (4GB VRAM)
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10
  • Processor: AMD / Intel CPU running at 3.6 GHz or higher: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Intel i5-8600K or newer
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 6GB or AMD RX Vega 56 8GB or newer
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

Here is the official release for system settings to run Dying Light 2:

Dying Light 2 System Requirements

Dying Light 2 Tested on GTX 750, 1650 super, and RX 570

Here are the benchmark results for Dying Light 2 on a GTX 750ti, 1650 super, and an RX 570:

  • GTX 750ti – Low FSR Quality @720p – DirectX 11 > Average FPS recorded was 35
  • GTX 1650 super – High FSR Quality @1080p – DirectX 11 > Average FPS recorded was 41-45
  • RX 570 – High FSR Quality @1080p – DirectX 11 > Average FPS recorded was 50

Results and tips for more FPS

In terms of the results for these benchmarks, I have already listed the frame-rates for 750ti, 1650 super, and RX 570 above. Here are the results for GTX 1050ti:

OptionsResults (FPS)
GTX 1050ti41-45 FPS (with the above settings)
GPU Usage93%
CPU Usage28%

I can safely say that the game did quite well for an entry level graphics card like 1050ti. To get more frames, you should dial down the textures to medium, and shadow settings to low. Other than that, I don’t think you would require to tweak any other settings.

If you are facing startup crashing for Dying Light 2, check out my guide here on how to fix that. For an entire list of DL2 Achievements, you can check the guide here as well. That would be all for this post.

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Last Updated on July 11, 2022

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