Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2 is out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here are the most optimal settings for the game on PC to ensure that you’re getting the best possible frame rates that your system can squeeze out.

This optimization guide is for you all. If you just want better performance or if you’re lagging and want to get rid of it, this guide is for you.

The first step is to identify which resolution and frame rate that you should target with your setup. See the system requirements for 1080p, 1440p and 4K below and try to identify where your PC is.

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    Minimum System Requirements For The Division 2 (1080p, 30 FPS)

    CPUAMD FX-6350 or Intel Core i5-2500K
    GPUAMD Radeon R9 270 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
    OSWindows 7/8/10
    HDD90GB available space required

    Recommended System Requirements For The Division 2 (1080p, 60 FPS)

    CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core i7-4790
    GPUAMD RX 480 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    OSWindows 7/8/10
    HDD90GB available space required

    High-End System Requirements For The Division 2 (1440p, 60 FPS)

    CPUAMD Ryzen 7 1700 or Intel Core i7-6700K
    GPUAMD RX Vega 56 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
    OSWindows 7/8/10
    HDD90GB available space required

    Elite System Requirements For The Division 2 (4K, 60 FPS)

    CPUAMD Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel Core i9-7900X
    GPUAMD Radeon VII or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
    OSWindows 7/8/10
    HDD90GB available space required

    PC Settings

    Do you have a gaming laptop? If so, ensure that the battery mode is on the High Performance option. Also ensure that your graphics card drivers are up-to-date, as NVIDIA and AMD have rolled out big driver updates before the launch that will boost the performance significantly.

    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 The Divison 2. 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. Under the dropdown called Select the preferred graphics processor for this program, select High-performance NVIDIA processor. This ensures that the game does not use your integrated GPU, which many people were reporting issues with.
    4. Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
    5. Set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (if applicable)
    6. Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
    7. Set Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
    8. Set Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
    9. Disable Vertical Sync
    10. Enable Threaded Optimization
    11. Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
    12. Apply the changes and navigate to Adjust desktop size and position
    13. Check the checkbox Override the scaling mode set by games and programs and click on Apply.

    Optimize Your The Division 2 Game

    The Division 2 Best Settings

    Let’s optimize The Divison 2 itself now. There are tons of settings to mess around out and these are our recommended settings so you should probably them a bit to your liking.

    1. Launch The Division 2
    2. Click on the Gear icon at the top
    3. Click on Graphics
    4. Set Graphics Quality to Custom
    5. Set V-Sync to Off
    6. Set Frame Rate Limit to Off
    7. Set Shadow Quality to High
    8. Set Spot Shadows to High
    9. Set Spot Shadow Resolution to High
    10. Set Contact Shadows to All High
    11. Set Resolution Scale to 100%. Users have reported that setting this at 85% boosted FPS significantly while also retaining the visuals to a high degree.
    12. Set Sharpening to 8
    13. Set Particle Detail to Ultra
    14. Set Volumetric Fog to Medium. This setting has a high impact on performance
    15. Set Reflection Quality to High
    16. Set Local Reflection Quality to
    17. Set Vegetation Quality to High
    18. Set Sub-Surface Scattering to On
    19. Set Anisotropic Filtering to 16x
    20. Set Parallax Mapping to Yes
    21. Set Ambient Occlusion to High
    22. Set Depth of Field to On
    23. Set Object Detail to 100. This setting has a high impact on performance, but also one of the highest effect on the visuals. We recommend setting this at 100 and then turning it down afterward (but no more than 60)
    24. Set Extra Streaming Distance to 10
    25. Set Lens Flare to On
    26. Set Vignette Effect to On
    27. Set Water Quality to High
    28. Set Chromatic Aberration to On
    29. Set Projected Texture Resolution to 512
    30. Set High Resolution Sky Textures to Yes
    31. Set Terrain Quality to High
    32. Apply these settings and now click on Video at the left menu
    33. Set Windowed Mode to Fullscreen
    34. Set Resolution to your monitor’s native resolution
    35. Set Refresh Rate to the highest possible value
    36. Set Enable Reduced Latency to Yes

    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!

    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 The Division 2.

    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 enjoy The Divison 2 with improved FPS!

    We also highly recommend that you invest in a better gaming monitor, gaming mouse and a good gaming headset.

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