A Plague Tale Requiem- Best Graphics Settings

Struggling to get a decent performance in A Plague Tale Requiem? 

Here is a guide that would help you enjoy the game’s visual depth along with decent performance.

A Plague Tale Requiem – Best Graphics Settings

A Plague Tale Requiem has just launched on all platforms. Trust me it is one of the most visually appealing games I have ever played.

The textures, the little environmental details, the character models, the hair quality, and every other graphical aspect of the game are top-notch. It seems like the developers of Asobo Studio really wanted to test the limits of our systems.

This is exactly why the game would run horribly for users who do not own a good enough PC. Sure a little tweaking here and there could give you playable frames but honestly, you really need good hardware for this one.

System Requirements for A Plague Tale Requiem :

Like I said before, trying to run this game on poor hardware would give you horrible performance. The game would keep lagging, and stuttering. On top of that you would keep getting random FPS drops.

With that being said let us talk about what is the minimum and recommended hardware requirements that you need to run this game :


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon RX 590
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 55 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. DirectX 12 Feature Level 12 and Shader Model 6.0 are needed.


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K (3.7 GHz) / AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (3.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 8 GB, GeForce RTX 3070/Radeon RX 6800 XT
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 55 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 60 FPS, 1920×1080 in ultra. SSD storage is recommended.

This is what you need to run the game at minimum settings according to Steam. The fact that you need an RTX 3070 to run it at 60fps on 1080p says a lot about how heavy the game is. So if you have a setup anywhere below the minimum requirements, chances are the game would not even start.

Even if it does and you manage to enter the Menu screen, the game might crash or it would lag horribly.

Best Graphics Settings for A Plague Tale Requiem To FIX Lag, Stuttering, and FPS Drop:

I know a lot of people out there have beast setups. To be honest, there is no point in writing a guide for the best graphics settings keeping these powerful systems in mind. It is the average system that needs tweaking for better performance.

So let’s say you lie somewhere in between the minimum and the recommended setup.  Maybe say you have an RTX 2060 along with an i5-11400F which is pretty old but still good enough for an average gamer.  Or maybe you have a GTX 1650 which is now considered a budget-friendly below average card.

I am not doing a settings guide for these cards in particular. Instead, I am going to give you an idea of how you can tweak the in-game graphics settings to fit your preference. You can obviously play around with it. But if you use the ones I am about to show, you are going to get decent playable frames along with good enough visuals.

Remember that you need to run the game on the native monitor Resolution. So if you own a 1080p monitor, then your in-game resolution should be 1920 x 1080. 

Settings > Graphics :

  • Resolution Scale: 100%
  • Display Mode: Full Screen ( only Full Screen gives you the best performance. )
  • NVIDIA DLSS Super Resolution: Quality  ( This would use a lower resolution and upscale it to make it look like your current resolution. You will find very little blur but it gives you a huge boost in performance. On top of that, we have a resolution scale set to 100%, so you would hardly notice a difference. )
  • Motion Blur: No
  • Chromatic Aberration: No
  • Draw Distance: Medium (more objects over distance are rendered. So objects far away would appear clearer as you increase the setting. This impacts performance so we keep it on Medium or Low) 
  • Shadow Maps: Low ( Huge Impact on Performance )
  • Volumetric Lights: High (Impacts performance but the lighting on this game is so good that I would rather take the hit on performance and play with this setting. )
  • Ambient Occlusion : Medium
  • Depth of Field: High
  • Contact Shadows: Medium
  • Light Shafts: Low
  • Screen Space Reflection: Medium ( Huge Impact on Performance)
  • Texture Quality: Low/ Medium ( 4GB or less VRAM should go for Low. Higher than 4 GB can be set to Medium) 

Surprisingly, there were no settings on Ray Tracing in the game. For a game, this graphically intense the number of adjustable settings it has is pretty low. Anyways, this is what you should be going for. These settings would give you the best of both worlds. Decent performance while playing as well as retaining the game’s visual depth.

You can always adjust the settings to see what works best for you.  You may crank up the settings a bit and sacrifice the frames or you may get everything on low and enjoy an extremely smooth experience.

I hope the guide was helpful. Please let us know in the comments section down below. Also, follow our website FPS Index for more guides on FIFA 23 throughout the year.

1 thought on “A Plague Tale Requiem- Best Graphics Settings”

  1. Ireaditonanotheranswer

    just for the sake of exposure im playing it with a 1070 max-q (on a stealth msi laptop) and yes, i have to play at 35fps but everything is on high and the game did start in fact im now like 3h in. 0 crashes

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