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Optimized Ghost of Tsushima PC settings for best performance

Get the highest FPS with these settings.

Ghost of Tsushima has finally arrived on PC, and while the game runs great on most hardware, some systems are struggling to keep up. If you’re someone who wants better PC performance when playing Ghost of Tsushima, this guide is for you.

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Best Graphics Settings for Ghost of Tsushima

If you’re having trouble running Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC, then there are some settings that you can lower to make the game a bit smoother without sacrificing too much visual fidelity. High frame rates are achievable even on lower-end hardware, which is perfect for the co-op Legends mode.

These are the best overall graphics settings for Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC:

  • Upscale Method: DLSS/AMD FSR 3.0
  • Upscale Quality: Balanced
  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Texture Filtering: 8x Anisotropic
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Level of Detail: Medium
  • Terrain Detail: Medium
  • Volumetric Fog: Medium
  • Depth of Field: High
  • Screen Space Reflections: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: SSAO Performance
  • Bloom: Off
  • Vignette: Off
  • Water Caustics: On

While you can mix and match graphical settings to fine-tune the experience to match your taste, this is a list of optimized settings that will boost your performance without making Ghost of Tsushima look that much worse. The game’s art style does a lot of the heavy lifting, so lowering some graphical settings doesn’t take that much away from the game’s looks.

If you want to push things even further, then you can always rely more heavily on upscaling via DLSS or FSR. If you want to raise some graphical settings a bit higher, then change your Upscaling Quality to Performance or even Ultra Performance as long as you don’t mind some artifacting.

The settings that have the largest performance hits seem to be Shadow Quality, Terrain Detail, and Screen Space Reflections. If the game still isn’t running smoothly for you, then just lower those settings even further to gain some additional frames.

The PC port of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is beautifully optimized, so you should be able to squeeze enough frames out of the game even on aging hardware. There are still some Ghost of Tsushima bugs to look out for though.

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Currently serving as a Senior Staff Writer at PC Invasion, Diego Perez has been writing about video games since 2018, specializing in live service games like Destiny and Final Fantasy XIV. His work is featured at publications like Game Rant and Attack of the Fanboy (where he served as Associate Editor), but PC Invasion is home to his best work. When he's planning content or writing guides, he's yelling about Ape Escape or grinding Lost Sectors in Destiny. Plus, he has a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media Studies for Texas A&M University.