Watch Dogs Legion – Graphics Settings Guide to fix FPS Drops

Watch Dogs Legion Graphics Settings Guide – One of the most anticipated titles of this year, which is probably also one of the best open-world games of this year, Watch Dogs Legion has finally made it’s way to the launch day. Considering how much hype this game managed to create since the trailer came out, I can only imagine the sheer amount of people who are going to play this game.

Now, Watch Dogs Legion is a fairly demanding title and even with the latest drivers there is not much you can do if you have a low end gaming rig. And considering how big the world is, bad fps might really worsen the experience.

Watch Dogs Legion – Graphics Settings Guide to fix FPS Drops

Tweaking in-game graphics or video settings not only gives you a smoother experience but also gets rid of performance issues like fps drops. Same is the case with this title. Lets see if it is possible to make Watch Dogs Legion run for people with low end hardware by tweaking the in-game video or graphics settings.

Graphics Settings

Display

  • Window Mode : Fullscreen
  • Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Monitor Refresh Rate : Auto
  • V-Sync : Off
  • FPS Limit : Off
  • Field of View : 75
  • Menu Position : Auto
  • Multimonitor HUD : Auto

Quality

  • DirectX : 12
  • Graphics Quality : Custom
  • Geometry : High
  • Environment : Medium
  • Texture Resolution : Medium
  • Texture Filtering : Low
  • Shadows : Low
  • Headlight Shadows : Your Car
  • Reflections : Low
  • Depth of Field : Off
  • Motion Blur : Off
  • Bloom : Off
  • Ambient Occlusion : On
  • Post-Process Anti-Aliasing : TAA
  • Subsurface Scattering : Low
  • Ray Traced Reflections : Off
  • DLSS : Performance
  • Extra Details : 0%
  • Temporal Upscaling : Off

Turn on DLSS and set DLSS Mode to “Performance”, only if you have a really under-powered system and you desperately need to squeeze out some extra performance.

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Image

  • Sharpness : 7%

Specifications of our Test Rig

It is always recommended to run a game on a medium end gaming rig if you want to find out the best combination of graphics settings for the game. There is no point in running benchmarks on gaming rigs with high or enthusiast level graphics cards. Because lets be honest, every single game will run smoothly on a RTX 3080 or a RX 5700 XT.

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Though the system requirements of Watch Dogs Legion are on the higher side, we still went ahead and ran it on a very basic and mediocre gaming PC. Here are the full specifications of our rig:

  • CPU : Intel i3 9100F
  • GPU : Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  • RAM : 16GB DDR4 3000mhz
  • OS : Windows 10 64-bit (Latest Update)
  • SSD : 256GB (Game installed on HDD)
  • HDD : 1 TB 7200 rpm
  • Monitor Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Driver : GeForce Game Ready Driver v456.71

Benchmark Results

Utility used : In-game Benchmark tool

Minimum FPS Average FPS Maximum FPS
37 FPS 59 FPS 68 FPS

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I am still testing the game and will continue to do so for the next few days. For now, all I can say that is game stutters a lot. Especially in situations where the vegetation is heavy or where the number of pedestrians is high. But that doesn’t mean the game is unplayable. If you have a GTX 1060 or even a 1650, you would be able to enjoy smooth frame rates in Watch Dogs Legion.


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