Tom Clancy’s The Divison 2 is out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Here are the optimal settings for the PC game 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 you should target with your setup. See the system requirements for 1080p, 1440p, and 4K below and try to determine where your PC is.
Minimum System Requirements For The Division 2 (1080p, 30 FPS)
Recommended System Requirements For The Division 2 (1080p, 60 FPS)
High-End System Requirements For The Division 2 (1440p, 60 FPS)
Elite System Requirements For The Division 2 (4K, 60 FPS)
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Do you have a gaming laptop? If so, ensure that the battery mode is on High Performance. Also make sure 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.
- Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to Manage 3D Settings.
- 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.
- 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.
- Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
- Set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (if applicable)
- Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
- Set Power Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
- Set Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
- Disable Vertical Sync
- Enable Threaded Optimization
- Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
- Apply the changes and navigate to Adjust desktop size and position
- Check the checkbox Override the scaling mode set by games and programs and click on Apply.
Optimize Your The Division 2 Game
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 tweak them a bit to your liking.
- Launch The Division 2
- Click on the Gear icon at the top
- Click on Graphics
- Set Graphics Quality to Custom
- Set V-Sync to Off
- Set Frame Rate Limit to Off
- Set Shadow Quality to High
- Set Spot Shadows to High
- Set Spot Shadow Resolution to High
- Set Contact Shadows to All High
- 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.
- Set Sharpening to 8
- Set Particle Detail to Ultra
- Set Volumetric Fog to Medium. This setting has a high impact on performance
- Set Reflection Quality to High
- Set Local Reflection Quality to
- Set Vegetation Quality to High
- Set Sub-Surface Scattering to On
- Set Anisotropic Filtering to 16x
- Set Parallax Mapping to Yes
- Set Ambient Occlusion to High
- Set Depth of Field to On
- 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)
- Set Extra Streaming Distance to 10
- Set Lens Flare to On
- Set Vignette Effect to On
- Set Water Quality to High
- Set Chromatic Aberration to On
- Set Projected Texture Resolution to 512
- Set High-Resolution Sky Textures to Yes
- Set Terrain Quality to High
- Apply these settings and now click on Video at the left menu
- Set Windowed Mode to Fullscreen
- Set Resolution to your monitor’s native resolution
- Set Refresh Rate to the highest possible value
- Set Enable Reduced Latency to Yes
Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization
Let’s disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization now. Simply follow these instructions:
- Open the Windows Start Menu and enter Windows Update settings and click on the search result for it.
- Click on Advanced Options
- Click on Delivery Optimization
- Ensure that the Allow downloads from other PCs setting is off.
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.
If you happen to use Discord, then ensure that you optimize it as well to boost your FPS in all your games!
- Open up Discord and go to the User Settings page
- 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.
- Open up Google Chrome and go to the Settings page
- Scroll all the way down and click on the Advanced tab
- Again, scroll all the way down and make sure that the setting Use hardware acceleration when available is switched off
- Relaunch Google Chrome and close it again
Clean Your Temporary Files
- Press the Start button and search after %localappdata% and press Enter
- Open up the Temp folder
- Now press CTRL + A to select all files in the folder
- Press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete these temporary files. Skip the ones it can not delete.
- 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!