Best Far Cry 5 Settings Blog, Gaming Tips

There is no denying that Ubisoft is on the role. After enjoying massive success and great critical reception through Assassin’s Creed Origins, the company is back again with Far Cry 5. After middling reviews for Far Cry 4 and Primal, it was evident from the start that the company needs something better, something fresh, and something that will give the fans what they want.

Far Cry 5 takes rid of a lot of older game mechanics, and introduces a lot of new ones as well, the old mechanics are not missed, and the new ones make this game feel entire new. For example, there is no minimap on the hud, making the entire game feel so much more natural when playing. Exploration itself is natural, and is very rewarding.

Another amazing thing that the company did is made sure that the game is optimized properly; meaning both CPU and GPU utilization and handling is done right. I wouldn’t call the game too intensive on the resources, but there are moments when you can expect the frames to drop, and to tackle those, I am going to walk you through the best settings and tweaks for Far Cry 5.

Despite the optimization, the game still has an extensive list of settings that you can tweak, and that is exactly why I am writing this guide.

Minimum Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space

Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290X (4GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 40 GB available space.

The Best Graphic Settings for Far Cry 5

Needless to say, Ubisoft has done a great job at ensuring that they provide the best possible choices when it comes to graphic settings in Far Cry 5. Why am I even saying that? The game settings are brimming with options you can tinker, and that is certainly a good thing.

The settings are divided into two parts, one is for the video side of things, and other for quality. Let’s have a look at them both, shall we?


In order to keep thing simple, the developers have ensured that only the relevant options are added here. You can look at what settings should be tweaked below.


The interesting thing that you need to know here is that there is about a 32 percent performance increase if you change the settings to low instead of high. This is great for people who do not happen to have super powerful computers, because they can simply gain a huge performance buff by lowering some of the settings that are on the basic ends. With that said, all the options that you would find under the toggle options are given below.

  • Graphics Quality: You can choose between Normal, High, as well as Ultra when it comes to graphic qualities. If you have a low-end PC, stick with normal, and High for mid-range computer, and then if you have a beast of a PC, then go with ultra for the best possible results.
  • Texture Filtering: Considering how this setting does not have the same drastic impact on the performance, it is best if you just set it to high.
  • Shadows: This is the one feature that is known for having a high impact on the frames regardless of what game you are talking about. You can set it to normal if you think your PC can’t take it, but the high option is also there for you.
  • Geometry and Vegetation: Again, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that geometry and vegetation refers to all the grass, as well as other structures. Setting this option to high or ultra can definitely have a drastic impact on the performance, so tweak it as per your requirements.
  • Environment: This option is known for having the highest effect on the FPS in the game, so before you make your move, make sure that you tweak this particular setting based on your PC, and how much frames you are getting.
  • Water: While it does not have the same effect as Environment does on the frames per second, you should tinker with it to see what sort of impact you get.
  • Terrain: Considering how there is not a high impact on performance here, you can set it to whatever setting you feel like. However, if you are gaming on 4K, or 1440p, then set it on ultra in order to get the best looking game.
  • Volumetric Fog: This feature has always been one of those features that are taxing on the graphics card, so if you are concerned about losing your frame rate, then do turn this to low.
  • Anti-Aliasing: At resolutions such as 4K, or 1440p, anti-aliasing does not matter all that much, but still, if the implementation is not good, and you are noticing no major performance drops, set to SMAA, and if you do have a Nvidia GPU, then TAA is what you should go for.
  • Motion Blur: This is one of those features that always give you nausea, so I would suggest you turn this feature off. However, if you do like it, then turning it on will cause you no harm on the frame rate of the game. So it is entirely up to you.

We hope these settings and tweaks help you achieve the best possible framerate you can Far Cry 5 regardless of the specs you have.