The right or wrong video settings can make or break your gameplay in most games and Rocket League is no different. While there's countless lists of the best camera settings to use, many overlook the "video" settings tab which can arguably have just as big of an influence to gameplay. Camera settings have been covered in the past, check out our article on the best Rocket League camera settings here.
Most of these settings are really individual preference, there are undoubtedly some right or wrong options when it comes to Rocket League's video settings. Similar to camera options some of the small and easy to skip video options can complete change the way players see the game, quite literally. These small tweaks can drastically improve gameplay and avoid impairments that players didn't even realize they could remove. Without further ado let's take a look at the best video settings to use in Rocket League:
Best Video Settings for Rocket League
Starting at the top of the list with effect intensity, it's important to keep this on low. Some maps have weather that can influence players' vision and thus make those maps more difficult to play. By turning effect intensity to low, players can lessen the strength of the visual effects of different maps' environments. With less visual impact from weather, players screens are less hectic and players can think straighter and see better.
Vertical sync is definitely a more personal preference setting as it automatically synchronizes framerate with display refresh rate but potentially increases input delay. If screen tearing is very noticeable and impacting gameplay then players should definitely keep it checked. For those players who don't experience any noticeable nor impactful screen tearing then they should definitely uncheck vertical sync in favor of increased input speed. In a game like Rocket League that comes to down to micro-plays and milliseconds the input speed can win or lose games.
Weather effects is definitely an option to leave off and it removes the weather effects of rain and fog, enabling players to play the game with less visual impairments and thus making the game easier overall.
Light shafts and lens flares are similar settings that deal with how light affects players' screens. Light shafts are the beams of light shining down from the sun. The lens flares are the dots of light that appear on players screens from various light sources. Light shafts are only present on maps with sun while lens flares are definitely amplified on sunny maps. Players should uncheck both of these settings to lessen visual impairments.
The final setting is transparent goalposts, another no-brainer. All players should keep this setting checked as it allows them to see through the walls when they are near or inside the goal. By keeping this setting unchecked players are able to keep track of the play and maintain lines of sight. While checked, this box severely limits defensive or offensive play close to the goal as it becomes harder to keep track of the ball close to the net.