Far Cry 6: Best Graphics Settings for FPS

Published: December 6, 2021 | Last Updated On: May 24, 2022

If you are playing Far Cry 6, but want a bit more visibility and FPS, these best settings guide will help you.  By Best, I also mean optimal changes for visuals and more of a general gameplay.

Not only will you hopefully have better FPS by the end of this read, but you’ll have a better understanding of what things do for an overall better experience in the game.

This doesn’t cover optimizing Windows, it’s only for the in-game options and tweaks, so keep that in mind while making the changes. Let’s take a good look…

Far Cry 6 Best Graphics Settings for FPS

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These are the main settings you need to tweak in the options tab to change how the game looks. Here are the main Far Cry 6 Best Graphics Settings:

Far Cry 6 Best In-game Graphics Settings↓

Take note that if you have the HD Texture Pack Downloaded, you need a large amount of VRAM (>11GB VRAM). Keep that in mind and try to refer to Ubisoft’s official site for detailed HD texture pack configurations.

FC6 Graphics and Quality Settings↓

These tweaks are meant for Quality improvement. These will increase your FPS somewhat if you are struggling with it:

Graphics Options Description Settings
Graphics Quality Selects a pre-set for all quality of settings. Custom
Texture Filtering Adjusts the level of filtering of Textures. Setting to Low will result in lower texture resolution. High
Shadows Graphics Details of the shadows. Lowering this improves FPS Low
Geometry and Vegetation Graphical detailing of all vegetation renders in-game. Medium
Environment Adjusts the detailing of the general environment. Low [OR Medium depending on the system]
Water Increase or decrease the quality of water in-game. Medium [OR high]
Terrain Tessellation and detailing of Terrain can be adjusted. Medium
Volumetric Fog Adjusts the quality of volumetric fog. High [OR Medium for extra FPS]
HD Textures I have it OFF since I use a 6GB VRAM Card. OFF
Anti-Aliasing TAA is not supported by Multi-GPU. Improves image quality. IF Fidelity-FX Super is ON, TAA is forced ON by default. TAA [OR SMAA]
Motion Blur Enables blur effects of rapid movements of objects. OFF
Camera Shake Adjusts camera shake intensity during heavy actions. Full
Poisoned and Drunk Effects Enabling these effects can cause motions sickness, so use it wisely. ON
DXR Reflections NA OFF
DXR Shadows NA OFF
Fidelity-FX CAS NA OFF

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Monitor Settings↓

These are the Far Cry 6s’ Monitor Settings which you need to change in order to get a clear picture and framerates:

far cry 6 best monitor settings

Graphics Options Description Settings
Refresh Rate (Hz) The number of times the image will be updated to the monitor. 144 [OR Native]
Window Mode Fullscreen maximizes immersion and stretches to the full length of the screen. ALT+Enter to toggle between modes. Fullscreen
Display Resolution   2560×1440 [OR Native]
Display   1
Menu Display   1
Aspect ratio Select the aspect ratio (Native or stretched) 16:9 [Native]

Advanced Settings↓

There are more advanced FC6 settings to use. These are also important so make sure you tweak them as shown, or as per your best knowledge for some extra FPS:

Graphics Options Description Settings
V-Sync Syncs game frame rate and monitors refresh rate. OFF [ON only if facing screen-tearing]
Enable Framerate Lock Lock the maximum framerate to a certain value. OFF
Framerate Lock NA Disabled (By default)
Field of View Scaling Sets the horizontal FOV in scale degrees. 75
Adaptive Resolution Dynamic resolution adjustment to prevent performance drops. OFF [This is FORCED OFF for Multi-GPU Setups]
Resolution Scale Sets the target resolution within the game window. 1.0
FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 Turn this ON to get a performance boost ON
FSR Mode Scales the degree of FidelityFX. Quality (OR Ultra Quality)

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Far Cry 6 System Settings Needed↓

These are the system requirements you need to actually run Far Cry 6. Check them out one by one and make sure you meet them if you are looking for the specs:

Minimum Setting Needed (30 FPS)

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3. Ghz or Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.1 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 460 (4 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (4 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

Recommended Setting Needed (60 FPS)

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.8 Ghz or Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card: AMD RX Vega 64 (8 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB)
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive: 60 GB available storage

NOTE: The minimum settings and specs to run Far Cry 6s’ HD Texture Pack is 16GB of VRAM. If you download and run the HD Texture Pack with lower VRAM capabilities, you will encounter performance issues while playing. 

Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as their performance is similar to the minimum requirements. This is what has been listed by Ubisoft officials.

System Settings To Test↓

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6Ghz
  • RAM: 32 GB (Quad Mode)
  • Video card: GTX 1660 6GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • Storage: 500GB M.2 SSD

Peripherals Used

  • KB: Zebronics Max Pro
  • Mouse: Razer Viper Mini
  • Headphones: HyperX Cloud Stinger
  • Mousepad: Red Gear XXL

Results and Tips to Increase FPS

My goal was to get 60+ FPS with the above settings and I achieved that quite well. That is thanks to the FidelityFX Super. Upon further Adjustment of the FSR mode, you can increase the FPS even more.

Setting FSR to Performance can get you 70-75FPS but I would not recommend that. Keep that to Quality or Ultra to get a steady 60-65FPS. If you want more Framerates, turn down the High texture and environment settings to Low-Medium.

There is a trick to improve even more where you need to turn on FidelityFX CAS and set the FSR to Performance. This is ONLY RECOMMENDED for Low-end systems like 1050TI + I38100 or older gen processors and cards.

The game is quite optimized and I faced little issues in tweaking these settings. If you want to play on Higher recommended resolutions, I will list them down:

Far Cry 6 2K Settings (60 FPS, Raytracing Off)

  • Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600X @ 3.8 Ghz or Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.6 Ghz
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 5700XT (8 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

2K Settings (60 FPS, Raytracing On)

  • Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 Ghz or Intel Core i5-10600K @ 4.1 Ghz
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 6900XT (16 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

4K Settings ( 30 FPS, Raytracing On)

  • Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5900X @ 3.7 Ghz or Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.8 Ghz
  • RAM 16 GB (Dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 6800 (16 GB) or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB)
  • DirectX DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive 60 GB available storage

That is all I had to share in this Far Cry 6 Best graphics settings guide. If you face any issues, do comment that down below. I will make sure to help you out to the best of my knowledge.

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