Battlefield V: Best Settings for Fixing Lag & FPS


GamingBattlefield V: Best Settings for Fixing Lag & FPS

Battlefield V is one of the most anticipated games of the year. After playing Battlefield 1 when that was released, it’s mind blowing to see the level of detail and graphics of the game world.

It’s going to get even better in Battlefield 5. Of course, with that comes a heavy hit on your computer resources. Games are becoming more demanding and requiring the latest hardware.

Luckily, Battlefield has a lot of options available when it comes to the display settings. Whilst there are a few other steps you can take outside of the game to help reduce lag.

You can find our quick guide below for optimising the game. If you want to check out some more Battlefield V guides, we have some more available here!

Fixing Lag in Battlefield 5

To start, we can look through the graphics options. Head to the options menu, then choose video. You can get to the options menu by pressing ‘More’ on the home screen.

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Options menu

From the options screen, choose Video. You have two tabs to choose from. In the basic tab, make sure you’re running the game in full screen mode. This should benefit performance. Then head to the advanced tab and take a look at the settings.

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Adjust the graphics settings

One of the first things you can do is use the built in graphics preset. Near the ‘Graphics quality’ option, set this to Low. This will put all graphics settings to the lowest value. Whilst at the top of this screen, you can also enable Direct X 12. This doesn’t benefit everyone, you will need to test this yourself.

If the game is now in a playable state, you can start increasing the graphics settings to something more desirable. If the game is still suffering from low FPS, there are a few other things to try.

  1. Ensure that your graphics drivers are updated to the latest version. You can download new drivers online or through the GeForce Experience program if you have an Nvidia graphics card.
  2. Disable any processes that are running in the background. Apps and programs that are running in the background can heavily influence game performance. Make sure no streams, virus scanners or other unnecessary software are running. You can take a look at task manager.
  3. Lower the in-game resolution. This should be a final step, as you will heavily sacrifice graphics quality. If your current resolution is 1920×1080 for example, try going down to 1280×720.

If none of these steps work, it’s likely that your computer doesn’t meet the requirements for the game. You will need to upgrade your parts, mainly the graphics card.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!