How to Optimize Dying Light 2 FPS Settings

Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Techland's latest action role-playing survival horror game, was released on Feb. 4, 2022.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Techland's latest action role-playing survival horror game, was released on Feb. 4, 2022. / Image courtesy of Techland

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is now available on console and PC, and is set in a vast open world. While FPS isn’t as important in single player open world games as it may be in multiplayer games and shooters, some PC players will still want their edition of Dying Light 2 to run at the best level possible, whether it be for streams or just to enjoy the scenery and monsters at an efficient resolution.

Here’s our guide on how to optimize your Dying Light 2 FPS settings.

How to Optimize Dying Light 2 FPS Settings

To start changing your Dying Light 2 FPS settings on PC, you’ll have to go to your setup’s direct settings outside of the game. In your GPU software, either Nvidia Control Panel or Radeon Software, go to “Manage 3D Settings.” Here, add Dying Light 2 to the selected program and you will see a menu of graphical settings you can change. There aren’t many settings you need to alter but there are a few you can alter to squeeze some more FPS out of the game:

  • Power Management Mode - Prefer Maximum Performance
  • Texture Filtering - Anisotropic: On
  • Texture Filtering - Performance
  • Texture Filtering - Trilinear optimization: On
  • Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames - 1

If you change these settings, you’ll reduce the graphical quality of Dying Light 2 slightly but you’ll receive extra FPS in return.

Additionally, you should also change some settings in-game to boost your FPS levels. In the Dying Light menu, head to “Options” and go to the “Video” tab. From here, some of the settings will be tailored to your setups. For example, if you have a 1440p resolution monitor, you should use that resolution in the settings compared to someone with a 1080p display.

Below, you can see a list of video settings that should apply to a majority of players. Of course, if you want the game to look better, use higher settings. But if you want the most frames without hindering graphics too much, check out these adjustments we recommend.

Video Settings

  • Window Mode - Fullscreen
  • Resolution - Personal preference, 1080p offers the best performance relative to graphical quality
  • Vertical Synchronization - On if you want to avoid screen-tearing, off if you have a higher refresh rate monitor
  • Upscaler Mode - DLSS/FSR Balanced

Advanced Video Settings

  • DX - D3D11
  • Asynchronous Compute - Off
  • Sharpness - 45-50 (to get rid of blurriness)
  • Field of View - 15
  • Antialiasing Quality - Medium
  • Motion Blur Quality - Low
  • Particles Quality - Low
  • Sun Shadows Quality - PCF
  • Contact Shadows Quality - High
  • Ambient Occlusion Quality - Low
  • Global Illumination Quality - High
  • Reflections Quality - Medium
  • Raytraced Flashlight - Off
  • Fog Quality - Medium-High

Of course, you can change around these settings however you want to fit your preference and set up, whether that be the FOV or Fog Quality. However, to us, we see these as solid settings to bolster your FPS without bringing down your game’s graphics too much.