How to boost FPS in THE FINALS beta playtest

How to boost FPS in THE FINALS beta playtest
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Written by 

Joshua Boyles

Published 

9th Mar 2023 16:51

THE FINALS beta playtest is a bit of a resource hog on even the most powerful PCs, so you may be wondering how you can boost FPS in this latest shooter. THE FINALS looks absolutely incredible with its settings cranked to the max, but that comes at a cost of performance.

In a fast-paced first-person shooter where aiming is important, ensuring that your FPS is as high as possible is imperative. So, here's how you can boost your FPS while playing THE FINALS beta playtest.

Boost FPS in THE FINALS with lower settings

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The easiest way to boost your FPS in THE FINALS beta playtest is to lower your graphics settings. While the game looks properly stunning when everything is set to Epic, it can bring the frame rate down to a crawl.

The first thing you should try is to lower all of your graphics settings to Medium instead. This will retain as much visual fidelity as possible without the game looking like it was made for the Xbox 360 era.

In addition, you should also ensure that Nvidia DLSS or AMD FSR2 is enabled. This will lower the internal resolution of THE FINALS while upscaling it to retain quality. I found that the 'Performance' option here provided the best balance between FPS and visual quality.

While you're there, make sure that the game is running in Fullscreen Mode and that you have Nvidia Reflex turned 'On + Boost' for the least amount of input lag. It may not boost your FPS, but it will certainly make the game feel more responsive to play.

Other ways to boost FPS in THE FINALS

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There are a couple of other methods that you can use to boost FPS in THE FINALS beta playtest. 

Firstly, ensure that your internet connection is as stable as possible. Much of THE FINALS relies on cloud computing to properly render massive levels of destruction. If your connection to the server is unstable or slow, this will result in the game feeling sluggish to play.

Additionally, it may help to close down any other applications on your PC that aren't essential while playing THE FINALS. Programs like Google Chrome, Discord and Spotify can all use a decent chunk of RAM, even while running in the background. If you want to claw back a few more frames, try closing these down using Task Manager.

It's worth remembering that THE FINALS is still in the early beta stages of development, so performance is likely to improve as the developer keeps working on the game. Keep an eye out for updates to the beta that may include performance hot fixes.

Now you know about all the different methods you can use to boost FPS in THE FINALS beta playtest. For more THE FINALS guides, keep reading GGRecon.

Joshua is the Guides Editor at GGRecon. After graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Broadcast Journalism, he previously wrote for publications such as FragHero and GameByte. You can often find him diving deep into fantasy RPGs such as Skyrim and The Witcher, or tearing it up in Call of Duty and Battlefield. He's also often spotted hiking in the wilderness, usually blasting Arctic Monkeys.

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