Best Settings For Metro: Exodus – Increase FPS, Boost Performance

4A Games’ Metro: Exodus is officially out and here are the best settings for it! Optimize and boost your frame rate today by following these simple steps!

As usual, make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements and preferably the recommended system requirements. But even if you don’t, our tips here will surely help you increase your FPS in Metro: Exodus today!

Minimum System Requirements For Metro: Exodus

CPUIntel Core i5-4440 or equivalent
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2048MB Video RAM)
RAM8GB
OSWindows 7, 8, 10, 64-bit
HDD59GB available space required

Recommended System Requirements For Metro: Exodus

CPUIntel Core i7-4770K or equivalent
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1070, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060, AMD RX Vega 56 (8192MB Video RAM)
RAM8GB
OSWindows 10, 64-bit
HDD59GB available space required

PC Settings

Will you be playing Metro: Exodus on a laptop? Then make sure that the battery mode is set on “High Performance”. Furthermore, check that all your drivers are up-to-date, especially your GPU drivers as NVIDIA and AMD usually release new drivers ahead of game releases that will optimize your system profoundly.

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, we recommend that you also perform the following optimizations. Note that not all these settings may be available to you.

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to Manage 3D Settings
  2. Select the tab Program Settings and find Metro: Exodus. If you can not find it, click on Add and try to find it here. (try running the game first and close it down again if you can not find it)
  3. Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
  4. Set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (if applicable)
  5. Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
  6. Set Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
  7. Set Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
  8. Disable Vertical Sync
  9. Enable Threaded Optimization
  10. Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
  11. Apply the changes and navigate to Adjust desktop size and position
  12. Check the checkbox Override the scaling mode set by games and programs and click on Apply.

Optimize Your Metro: Exodus Game

Metro Exodus Best Settings

Like previous Metro games, there’s a separate benchmark application that you can use to see the differences between the setting options for yourself. It’s located in the same folder as the Metro Exodus executable.

Let’s start optimizing the Metro Exodus game now. These are our settings so you should probably tweak them to your liking a bit. We aim to get a steady 60FPS at 1920×1080, 2560×1440 or 4K.

  1. Launch Metro Exodus.
  2. Open up the video settings.

Now the recommended settings depend on which type of PC you have. As this is a single-player game, you don’t need to put all the settings down in order to maximize FPS like you would on first-person shooter multiplayer games. We want the best visuals possible for our system without sacrificing too much FPS.

Entry-Level PC

  1. Low Quality
  2. Texture Filtering: AF 4x
  3. Motion Blur: Low
  4. Tessellation: Off
  5. Advanced PhysX: Off
  6. HairWorks: Off
  7. Ray Tracing: Off
  8. DLSS: Off (you can put it on On, if you have an RTX 2060 or higher graphics card)
  9. Shading Rate: 50%

Mid-Range PC

  1. Medium Quality
  2. Texture Filtering: AF 4x
  3. Motion Blur: Low
  4. Tessellation: Full
  5. Advanced PhysX: On
  6. HairWorks: Off
  7. Ray Tracing: Off
  8. DLSS: Off (you can put it on On, if you have an RTX 2060 or higher graphics card)
  9. Shading Rate: 100%

High-End PC

  1. High Quality
  2. Texture Filtering: AF 16x
  3. Motion Blur: Low
  4. Tessellation: Full
  5. Advanced PhysX: On
  6. HairWorks: On
  7. Ray Tracing: Off
  8. DLSS: Off (you can put it on On, if you have an RTX 2060 or higher graphics card)
  9. Shading Rate: 100%

Enthusiast/Super High-End PC

  1. Ultra Quality
  2. Texture Filtering: AF 16x
  3. Motion Blur: Normal
  4. Tessellation: Full
  5. Advanced PhysX: On
  6. HairWorks: On
  7. Ray Tracing: Off
  8. DLSS: On
  9. Shading Rate: 100%

Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization

Let us disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization now. Simply follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Windows Start Menu and enter Windows Update settings and click on the search result for it.
  2. Click on Advanced Options
  3. Click on Delivery Optimization
  4. Ensure that the Allow downloads from other PCs setting is off.

Disable OneDrive

We recommend that you disable OneDrive if you’re not using it. Right-click on the OneDrive icon on your taskbar and click on Exit.

Optimizing Discord

If you happen to use Discord, then ensure that you optimize it as well to boost your FPS in all your games, including Metro Exodus, while Discord is running on your PC.

  1. Open up Discord and go to the User Settings page
  2. Click on the Appearance tab and uncheck the Hardware Acceleration setting

Optimizing Google Chrome

You can also turn off hardware acceleration in Google Chrome so that background applications executed by Chrome do not consume too many resources when you’re playing Metro Exodus.

  1. Open up Google Chrome and go to the Settings page
  2. Scroll all the way down and click on the Advanced tab
  3. Again, scroll all the way down and make sure that the setting Use hardware acceleration when available is switched off
  4. Relaunch Google Chrome and close it again

Clean Your Temporary Files

  1. Press the Start button and search after %localappdata% and press Enter
  2. Open up the Temp folder
  3. Now press CTRL + A to select all files in the folder
  4. Press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete these temporary files. Skip the ones it can not delete.
  5. Finally, empty your recycle bin

You can also use CCleaner – the free version will do the trick just fine.

Finally, restart your PC and you can enjoy Metro: Exodus with a higher FPS!

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