If you want to increase performance in New World, the best possible way is to lower graphics settings. The game is very performance-heavy due to launch issues and so many players on servers all at once, so even if you have high-end specs, you will still lag and have frame rate issues and stuttering.
Because of this, the best possible way to deal with the performance problem in New World is to lower settings until the game gets more stable as the weeks go by and patches roll in.
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That said, we recommend changing the following settings shown in the chart below to increase your performance in New World.
|Best Visual settings for performance in New World||What to change it too|
|Window Mode||Keep this set at Full-Screen mode.|
|Resolution||Keep this set to your monitor’s native resolution. You can also lower it one or two settings below the native resolution to increase performance.|
|FOV||Keep your FOV set to 50 as it may have a small effect on performance. If you want t change it, try moving it to a more desirable setting to see if it affects performance.|
|Video Quality||Depending on performance change Video Quality to either medium or low settings|
|Effects Quality||Turn effects down to low to increase performance if needed. Play around with the settings to see what works for you.|
|Lighting Details||Keep this on medium as it barely affects performance.|
|Object Details||Turn down to low or medium depending on how it affects performance.|
|Post Processing Details||Turn down to low or medium depending on how it affects performance.|
|Shadow Details||Turn down to low, shadows in most games hog resources and should be the first thing you knockdown in settings.|
|Terrian Details||Turn down to low or medium depending on how it affects performance.|
|Water Details||Turn down to low or medium depending on how it affects performance.|
|V-SYNC||Keep this off to squeeze the most FPS out of New World.|
|Max FPS||Set this to uncapped to squeeze the most FPS out of New World.|
|Player Nameplate Amount||Turn this down to two as it hogs resources.|
|Dynamic Resolution Scaling||Keep this setting on.|
Beyond changing settings, players can also increase performance by closing apps in the background that they are not using. Players can also change their PC’s performance from low to high in either the Nvidia control panel or AMD equivalent.
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