Dead Island 2- Best Graphics Settings to Fix Stuttering

Dead Island 2- Best Graphics Settings to Fix Stuttering- Dead Island 2 is finally out on all major platforms. Developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver, Dead Island 2 is the sequel to the 2011 Dead Island game and the 3rd installment in the series.

The game takes place in the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco which are currently quarantined due to a Zombie outbreak. The gameplay is a lot different from the previous installments in the series. There is more depth to the combat and more gore to make things even more brutal and exciting.

Dead Island 2 is a brilliant looking game. The animations are sleek and combat feels satisfying. However, there are users complaining about the game stuttering and lagging which brings us to this guide, where we talk about the Best Graphics Settings that will help you retain the visual quality as well as get decent FPS for smooth performance.

Dead Island 2- Best Graphics Settings to Fix Stuttering

This won’t be one of the guides where we talk about setting everything on low. We are actually going to discuss the best settings that you can have which would still help you retain some of the visual depth as well.

Also, I am talking about the average gamer’s PC and not the beast setups with high-end RTX cards. First and foremost, we need to check the System Requirements for the game.

System Requirements for Dead Island 2:

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD FX-9590 / Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • RAM: 10 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB
  • GPU: Radeon R9 390X (8192 VRAM) / GeForce GTX 1060 (6144 VRAM)
  • Direct X: 12

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X / Intel Core i9-9900k
  • RAM: 10 GB
  • Storage: 70 GB
  • GPU: Radeon RX 6800 XT (16384 VRAM) / GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8192 MB)
  • Direct X: 12

You need to have a config better or equivalent to the minimum requirements for this game. Anything lower will only result in crashes and performance issues.

As you can see, an RTX 2070 super is required to play this game on 1080p and 60 FPS. Definitely not a GPU-friendly game by any means. However, tweaking the in-game graphics settings may help you a lot with performance and visuals.

Best Graphics Settings for Dead Island 2:


  • Resolution: Native(Default monitor resolution)
  • Window Mode: Fullscreen
  • VSync:  No
  • Maximum Framerate: Unlimited
  • FOV: 95
  • Motion Blur: 0


  • Anti-Aliasing: Temporal AA High
  • View Distance: Medium
  • Post Processing: Medium
  • Shadows: Medium/Low (They consume a lot of VRAM. Keep it on Low if you have 4Gb VRAM or Medium if it is more than 4GB)
  • Textures: Medium (This also requires more VRAM as you go higher. For 4GB, go for medium, and if you have more than 4GB go for High)
  • Effects: High
  • Foliage Detail: High
  • SSAO: High
  • Indirect Shadows: Medium
  • Depth of Field: High
  • Screen Space Reflections: Medium (Do not go above Medium as it impacts performance by a lot)
  • Material Quality: High
  • Shading Quality: Medium
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2: Off/Quality if On (You can use FSR 2 for better performance. I would recommend using Quality. However, the image will be an upscaled lower resolution and not the actual resolution that you have selected)
  • AMD FidelityFX Variable Shading: Off

These are the best graphics settings that you can try and use for the game if you have an average PC. At the end of the day, everything comes down to personal preference. Play around with the settings a little more to see what works best for you.

I hope the guide was helpful. Please let us know in the comments section below. Also, follow FPS Index for more guides on Dead Island 2 and other games.

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