Dauntless Best Settings & FPS Boost Guide

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Dauntless High FPS Config

If you have problems running the game with enough FPS, maybe because your PC is a bit older or you have some other performance problems, give this high fps config a try!

  • Download the High FPS Config
  • Replace the existing Scalability.ini with the one you just downloaded. You find it in \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Archon\Saved\Config\WindowsClient
  • To get all the commands applied, you have to set every in-game setting to LOW. You can also do this in the GameUserSettings.ini by setting all the following values sg.ViewDistanceQuality, sg.AntiAliasingQuality, sg.ShadowQuality, sg.PostProcessQuality, sg.TextureQuality, sg.EffectsQuality, sg.FoliageQuality to 0. (For example: sg.ViewDistanceQuality=0)
  • That also means, for example: If you just want to profit from disabled shadows or less post processing, you can set sg.ShadowQuality and sg.PostProcessQuality at 0 and set the other settings to higher values of your choice. I might provide some more specific configs in the future, for example for a best mix of performance & graphics.

Dauntless Best Settings

What settings are there, what are they doing and how should they be set for max FPS?

RESOLUTION

Usually you want to use the native resolution of your monitor. There are

FULLSCREEN (WINDOW MODE)

If you want the best performance, fullscreen should always be your choice. Using window mode does not only impact your performance and fps, but also adds additional input-lag.

HIGH FPS CHOICE: FULLSCREEN
BEST CHOICE: FULLSCREEN

RESOLUTION SCALE

The resolution scale is a % value, unfortunately hidden behind a slider without values in Dauntless, that determines the end resolution the game will get rendered in. The slider changes the value from 50% (left) to 100% (right).

Example: If you have your resolution set to 1920×1080 and the resolution scale to 80%, the game will render in 1536×864 instead of 1080p.

BRIGHTNESS

The brightness setting is not accessible via menu right now.

MOTION BLUR

Subjective how much motion blur, the blurry effect around as soon as movement is involved, one wants. Slider completely left disables motion blur.

VSYNC

V-Sync synchronizes frames between your graphics card and monitor, similar to GSYNC or FreeSync. VSYNC comes with additional input lag and reduces performance. If you have no problem with the input lag and enough resources, use it.

HIGH FPS CHOICE: NO
BEST CHOICE: NO

VIEW DISTANCE QUALITY

HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: UNKNOWN

ANTI-ALIASING

Anti-Aliasing is a technique used to remove pixelated edges.

Disadvantage: It costs a little bit of performance and the technique used in Dauntless comes with slight blurriness.

SHADOWS

Shadows cost quite a bit of performance and can’t be completely disabled. You can try our High FPS config do completely disable them though.

HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: LOW

POST PROCESS QUALITY

Turn post-processing to low to disable most of the unnecessary and performance decreasing post processing effects.

HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: LOW

TEXTURE QUALITY

The overall performance impact isn’t too high, as long as your GPU has enough VRAM. Trial & error.

HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: LOW

EFFECTS QUALITY

HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: SUBJECTIVE

DAUNTLESS – BEST NVIDIA SETTINGS

The following Nvidia Control Panel settings can help to get a bit of a more stable and smoother gaming experience. I wouldn’t expect much FPS increase, it may fix some stuttering, lower your input lag and make your experience overall smoother.

NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL SETTINGS:

  • Anistropic filtering: Off
  • Antialiasing – FXAA: Off
  • Antialiasing – Gamma correction: Off
  • Antialiasing – Mode: Off
  • Antialiasing – Setting: None
  • Antialiasing – Transparency: Off
  • Maximum pre-rendered frames: 1
  • Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
  • Shader Cache: On
  • Texture filtering – Anistropic sample option: Off
  • Texture filtering – Negative LOD bias: Allow
  • Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
  • Texture filtering – Trilinear optimization: Off
  • Threaded optimization: On
  • Triple buffering: Off
  • Vertical sync: Off

UNLOCK FPS IN DAUNTLESS

Some might not be happy with the active frame rate smoothing in Dauntless, which also adds a fps lock to 62. You can change that by editing a configuration file.

  • Open the Engine.ini file which you’ll find in \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Archon\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\.
  • Add the following 2 lines to it:

[/Script/Engine.Engine]
bSmoothFrameRate=False

  • Save the file and make it read-only. You can do that with a right click on the file -> Properties -> Check “Read-only” under Attributes.

CHANGING THE SENSITIVITY IN DAUNTLESS

Dauntless as of right now has no in-game option to change the mouse sensitivity. Good thing, you can do it via config file. Here is how:

  • Open the Input.ini file which you’ll find in \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\Archon\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\.
  • Add the following 3 lines to it:

[/Script/Engine.InputSettings]
AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName=”MouseX”,AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.000000,Sensitivity=0.045,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName=”MouseY”,AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.000000,Sensitivity=0.045,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))

  • Edit the Sensitivity value for both axes to the one of your choice.
  • Save the file and make it read-only. You can do that with a right click on the file -> Properties -> Check “Read-only” under Attributes.
  • If you want to change the controller sensitivity, do the same steps as above but with the following lines:

[/Script/Engine.InputSettings]
+AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName=”Gamepad_LeftX”,AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.250000,Sensitivity=1.000000,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
+AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName=”Gamepad_LeftY”,AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.250000,Sensitivity=1.000000,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
+AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName=”Gamepad_RightX”,AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.250000,Sensitivity=1.000000,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
+AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName=”Gamepad_RightY”,AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.250000,Sensitivity=1.000000,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))

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