Black Ops 4 Tip: Get a huge FPS boost on PC by tweaking shadows

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has so many settings on PC that it can get confusing for many people on what to max out. Many players will decent enough hardware will max out everything hoping the game will look the best that way, but that often leads to huge drops in FPS.

One of the settings players can look into tweaking are shadow texture sizes, which don’t look bad if you turn them down a bit, but have a huge effect on performance. I got a boost of around 10-15FPS tweaking the shadow textures, with the game not looking any noticeably worse so I would recommend it.

To take advantage of this FPS boost you need to edit your config.ini file which can be found at the following

C:\Program Files (x86)\Call of Duty Black Ops 4\players\config.ini

Here we need to scroll down to find the following two settings:

spot_shadow_texture_size

omni_shadow_texture_size

You can use CTRL+F to search for them if you’re unable to fine them.

Now set them both to 128, close and save your config file and restart the game. You’ll notice a good FPS boost.

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Do note that the game will reduce your render resolution if you’re already getting FPS in the range of 45-60FPS or below 60FPS on each restart. So keep in mind if you’re wondering why the rendering resolution got reduced all of a sudden.

Also check out more of our tips for Black Ops 4 on PC where we learn how to disable the opening movie and fix the refresh rate glitch.

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Did this tip help you get more FPS in Black Ops 4 for PC? Let us know in the comments below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now on PC, Xbox One and PC.

Danial Arshad Khan

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