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Remnant 2 FPS Boost: Fix Performance and Other Issues

Fixing FPS drops in Remnant 2

Remnant 2 is a third-person shooter action role-playing video game developed by Gunfire Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. The sequel to Remnant: From the Ashes continues carrying the torch for the fusion of shooter and horror video game genres. But being a big new game on modern hardware, there are some foibles lying in wait. One of the common complaints I’m seeing is that players are having issues getting consistent FPS. Here are some things to adjust and steps to take to address performance issues and get a solid Remnant 2 FPS boost.

Best Graphics Settings for Remnant 2 FPS

To optimize performance on PC, navigate to Settings > Video in Remnant 2. You will need to find the settings that you can both tolerate being turned off, and that improve your performance. The tradeoff for visual quality can be annoying to some users, so your mileage may vary. Motion Blur is one option that many players find OK to turn off. Shadow Quality is another option you can knock down a notch to gain a few more FPS. Shadow Quality can be pushed down to Medium or Low and gain you a ton of FPS.

Surprisingly, turning off VSync can make the game run a bit better. This tradeoff is that there may be screen tearing if you’re using a low refresh-rate display. Limiting your framerate to a level that matches the refresh rate of your monitor can help with this.

Some GPU utilities like AMD Radeon Software will allow you to do this easily. Go into the settings for Remnant 2 within that app and find the option to limit FPS. In AMD it’s called Radeon Chill. On Nvidia software, it’s called Max Frame Rate under Manage 3D Settings. For example, if you have a 120 Hz display, lock your in-game FPS to 120.

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More advanced graphics settings can help as well, assuming you have the GPU to support them.

If you have a graphics card that supports DLSS, set Upscaler to NVIDIA DLSS and adjust the Upscaler Quality to Performance or Balanced. AMD GPUs can use AMD FSR to achieve the same effect. This extra layer of post-processing smooths rough edges on textures and the like, as well as optimizing the content pipeline for rendering. Turning this setting down won’t cause too much of a loss of visual quality, while gaining a notable jump in FPS.

If you need a quick rundown, here are the best options for gamers looking to max out FPS while having decent effects. One thing to keep in mind about this is to keep in mind that lowering visual quality too much can actually be harmful. If you have modern hardware, you could accidentally slow down render times by causing your GPU to finish a frame too quickly for your CPU. If your graphics settings are too low, your GPU may be stuck waiting on the CPU to deliver more content before drawing a new frame.

Minimum System Performance
Display Mode Fullscreen Fullscreen
Motion Blur Off Off
VSync Off Off
Texture Quality Low High
Upscaler NVIDIA DLSS / AMD FSR NVIDIA DLSS / AMD FSR
Upscaler Quality Performance Performance or Balanced
Shadow Quality Low Low or Medium
Post Processing Low Medium
Foliage Quality Low Low or Medium
Effects Quality Low Low
View Distance Quality Low High or Ultra

Graphics Drivers

Updating your drivers is another good thing you may want to consider doing with demanding games like this. There may be a delay in older GPUs getting updates, but make sure to check your GPU manufacturer website, or your Radeon/Nvidia app, to check for GPU driver revisions. These can often add targeted support for games that improves FPS.

Another way to gain a Remnant 2 FPS boost is to update your other hardware drivers, motherboard BIOS being a huge potential option for better performance. A lot of motherboards now support Resizable BAR, which is a great technique for optimizing in-memory content delivery. Turning this on may require a BIOS update, and if you have a motherboard that supports it, you should toggle it on. And since that’s what we’re talking about now, let’s mention some Windows settings that you need to check.

Windows can sometimes mess with the ability of an app to leverage system resources. These next two steps lay out a way to make sure that doesn’t happen here.

Power Options

  1. Open Control Panel and navigate to Hardware and Sound > Power Options.
  2. Select the High performance plan.
  3. Then, click on Change plan settings.
  4. Set both Turn off the display and Put the computer to sleep to Never.

Windows Scheduler

  1. Press the Windows key and navigate to Settings > System > Display
  2. Then, click on Graphics settings at the bottom.
  3. Choose Desktop app for the app type.
  4. Next, click on Browse and find the .exe file of Remnant 2.
  5. Once added, click on the game and select Options.
  6. Choose High performance and click on Save.

Mods to Improve FPS

Being a PC game, there are some mods that can help as well. The two mods you need are called Allow Asset Mods and Performance Fix – Disable SSGI.

The first mod unlocks the game’s files for use with mods, pretty easy to understand. The second mod will disable screenspace global Illumination in favor of normal ambient occlusion, resulting in an FPS gain dependent on your hardware. Just read the overview pages for specific install directions, and plop the folders where they need to be in the game’s directory. Once you boot up the game, you should notice a nice increase in FPS.

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