New World – Graphics Settings Guide

This guide will show you the best graphics settings for New World for low-medium end gaming PCs. You will have a smoother experience in-game, and it might also help you eliminate various performance issues, if you are having any, of course.

New World – Graphics Settings Guide

[Note: This graphics settings guide only applies to New World Closed Beta for now. Things may change once the full version comes out.]

One of the most awaited titles of 2021, New World, is finally available for the public to play. The game is already doing tremendously well on PC, and the number of players are only growing day-by-day. This is not astounding, to be honest. Amazon was claiming from the very beginning that New World is a MMO. So, huge player bases are quite common for good MMO titles.

Except for a few issues, New World runs quite smoothly for the most part. But it looks like some players are experiencing some performance related issues here and there. It makes sense, as not everyone is sitting with a powerful gaming PC. In fact, the latest Steam Hardware Survey done on June 2021 shows that most of the gamers still game on low-medium graphics cards.

But this is the best thing about PC gaming. You don’t need overpriced hardware to play games, as you can tweak the in-game graphics settings of the game you want to play and then get the best performance out of it, even if you have a high-end gaming rig. Let’s check out the guide now:

New World – Best Graphics Settings

  • Window Mode: Fullscreen (You should always try to run this game on Fullscreen. Unless you have a dual-monitor setup)
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Field of View (Vertical): 55-60 (Test it out yourself)
  • Video Quality: Custom
  • Effects details: Medium (Even on Very High, you won’t see any crazy gorgeous effects)
  • Lighting details: High (Doesn’t affect the performance that much)
  • Object details: Medium (Performance would take a significant hit if you increase this)
  • Post processing details: High (Doesn’t affect the performance that much)
  • Shadows details: Low (Will give you a significant fps boost. Check out the difference between Shadows set to Low and High)
    New World - Shadows Low vs High - Graphics Settings
  • Terrain details: Medium (You can try High once)
  • Texture details: Medium
  • Water details: Medium (Keep on Medium or High, doesn’t really matter. You won’t be interacting with Water much anyway)
  • V-Sync: Off
  • Max FPS: 60 fps (You will have to test this. Details below)
  • Player Nameplate amount: 5 (Do not increase this if you have a weak processor)

New World - Graphics Settings

Okay, so the reason why I said that you would have to test and decide whether you want your Max FPS to be ’60 fps’ or ‘Uncapped’ is because New World is causing high GPU usage for many people. As the result, GPUs are overheating left and right all over the world. If you don’t know what I am talking about, check out this Reddit post.

Just use any application to track your GPU temperature. Play the game for 30 minutes with Max FPS set to uncapped and see what temperature your GPU is running at. If it is running too hot, then it is best to cap the FPS at 60. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Specifications of Test system

  • CPU : Ryzen 5 5600x
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1650
  • RAM : 16 GB DDR4 3200mhz
  • HDD : 2 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Graphics Driver : Nvidia Game Ready Driver v471.41 [Release date: 07/19/2021]


I am still testing the game, and I think that it too early for me to post any benchmark results. I have only reached Monarch’s Bluffs Hamlet in the game. Which is one of the very first towns that you come by. The problem is, getting into a server is still a huge struggle. The closest server from my location is EU Central, and I am constantly getting 200+ ping in it. So I haven’t been able to test the game thoroughly. But from what I have seen so far, I can say that New World runs quite well for the most part. I am currently testing the game on a GTX 1650, a RTX 2060, and a RTX 3070. I will post the accurate numbers on this article soon.

If you want, you can actually check out this performance video of New World. The game is running on a RTX 2060 paired with a Ryzen 5 5600x:

One thing you have to remember, the game is still in Closed Beta, and there is a huge chance that Amazon Games would optimize New World a lot more before the full game releases.

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more New World guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game on the launch day. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on October 19, 2022

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