Fallout 76's beta is finally playable on PC, which means we can dig into any kind of graphics settings and customization options that were not available in the Xbox One version. The PC beta started Tuesday at 1
Now let's get to those settings. Here are the graphics options in Fallout 76.
The video options are extensive, but you will notice some surprising omissions. Framerate, V-Sync and anti-aliasing are eye-catching absent, and there is also no FOV slider. For the in-game menu, what you see above is what you get. But it's not quite the whole story.
We digged around for a .ini file and found "fDefaultWorldFOV = 70" and "fDefault1stPersonFOV = 80" so FOV should be tweakable. (Although we have tried and have not had any luck yet.) There are also .ini files in My Games Fallout 76, including Fallout76Prefs.ini, which has the known iPresentInterval setting. It may be possible to manually adjust any of the settings, and it is a sAntiAliasing = TAA line, so the game supports anti-aliasing even if it does not appear in the game options.
We have confirmed Framerate can be locked up, at least up to 200 fps. On a RTX 2080 Ti at 4K, Jarred gets between 80-140 fps outside, and close to 200fps inside buildings. He noted that he had to start the game on full screen and forced V-Sync off in the Nvidia control panel to ensure that the game ran over 60 fps.
Here are the options for each graphics setting:
Preset: Low / Medium / High / Ultra
Window Mode: Full Screen / Windowed / Borderless Windowed
Resolution: System Resolution
Texture Quality: Low / Medium
Low / Medium / High
Low / Medium / High
Lightning Quality: Low / Medium / High
Shadow Quality: Low / Medium / High / Ultra
Shadow Distance: Low / Medium / High
Actor Fade: Slider (0-100 in increments of 5)
Item fades: Slider (0-100 in increments of 5)
] On / Off
Slider (0-100 in increments of 5)
Grass fading: Slider (0-100 in increments of 5)
Crosshair: On / Off
General Subt On / Off
On / Off
Show Floating Cursors: On / Off
Show Active Effects on HUD: All / Disabled / Harmful
HUD Opacity: Slider -100 in 5 Step)
We have more on Fallout 76's performance on various hardware , and how these graphical settings affect the game, in the near future. Bethesda has already indicated that updates are ongoing to improve the performance of the launch version of the game.