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Red Dead Redemption 2 Optimized 60FPS Ultra Settings

Make your game look Ultra without the FPS loss!

Optimized 60FPS Ultra Settings for RDR2

With the settings below, I think you will have a great experience playing Red Dead Redemption 2. These settings mimic the graphics settings on High/Ultra presets with minimal FPS loss, trading off some visual settings that are not worth the FPS loss while preserving similar visuals. From my experience, this should give you over 65% boost to your FPS compared to Ultra/High presets, as my PC with an old 4.1GHz i7 3770, 16GB RAM and GTX 1070 pretty much runs this at a constant 60 FPS at 1080p with minimal dips during gameplay.

PSA: Update your Nvidia / AMD graphics card drivers before running the game.

Optimized Base Settings

  • Screen Type: Fullscreen
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Anisotrophic Filtering: 16x
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Global Illumination: High
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Far Shadow Quality: High
  • SSAO: Ultra
  • Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Mirror Quality: Ultra
  • Water Quality: Medium
  • Volumetrics: Medium
  • Particle Quality: Ultra
  • Tessellation: Ultra
  • TAA: Medium

Optimized Advanced Settings

  • Advanced Settings: Unlocked
  • Graphics API: Vulkan
  • Near Volumetric Resolution: Low
  • Far Volumetric Resolution: Medium
  • Volumetric Lighting Quality: High
  • Unlocked Volumetric Raymarch Resolution: ON
  • Particle Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Soft Shadows: High
  • Grass Shadows: Medium
  • Long Shadows: ON
  • Full Resolution SSAO: OFF
  • Water Refraction Quality: Medium
  • Water Reflection Quality: High
  • Water Physics Quality: Half
  • TAA Sharpening: Any setting you want, I like to leave it at max
  • Motion Blur: OFF
  • Reflection MSAA: X2
  • Geometry Level of Detail: 3/5 [slider bar setting]
  • Grass Level of Detail: 4/10 [slider bar setting]
  • Tree Quality: High
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping: Ultra
  • Decal Quality: Ultra
  • Fur Quality: High
  • Tree Tesselation: OFF

Final Result

This result is recorded with the in-game benchmark tool.

Note: My GTX1070 is OC’d at +100 to Core and +500 to Memory on the latest drivers from Nvidia. Your results may vary.


The above settings are taken from Hardware Unboxed. Please subscribe to them if you enjoy their content! They make great content and their video goes into detail what you need to configure if the above settings aren’t good enough in your eyes.

Written by WFLS

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