Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Scott Krager
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is a sprawling marvel of a game.
However, as with most of the Ubisoft games in the market, this too, happens to be quite taxing on the PC components. At first, most of the gamers were wondering if this is just related to poor optimization. But the truth is far from that.
The game has one of the most realistic worlds that a game has to offer. This leads to some issues with the performance. This is not something that happens on the lower end GPUs, as even the higher end hardware does suffer from performance issues.
Keeping that in mind, we are going to be looking at some of the best settings for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. This should help people who are looking to get the best performance out of the game without causing many issues.
Anti-aliasing is an important option in most of the games available in the market. It allows the objects to have a smooth rendering and avoid any jags or bad image quality in general. Turning it on does get rid of those issues but in return, you need a good amount of CPU performance to get the most of the situation.
Turning it off in Assassin’s Creed does give you a significant boost, so you should definitely consider turning that on.
Shadows in this game are among the most realistic shadows you will see. At the same time, they can take a toll on the game. The right thing to do would be to set the shadows on medium or high to prevent yourself from any frame drops.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is sprawling with vistas that look gorgeous but if you really want to get the most of your performance, do opt for lowering these details.
Textures do effect the game performance overall but is not going to be as drastic, which in return means that you don’t really have to worry about anything that might come in the way.
The good thing about terrain in Odyssey is that it renders so well that the performance impact is not as significant. However, terrain does scale really well, so you really do not have to worry about much.
The terrain in Odyssey looks gorgeous as well and lowering the settings is not really going to effect the performance as much.
Clutter is an option that confused a lot of people.
It is one of those options that can take a toll not only on your CPU, but your GPU as well. For those who do not know, clutter just serves as an option that adds more objects into the game which results in the GPU doing more rendering, and CPU to do more processing in return.
Fog in Odyssey can look pretty realistic to say the least. This in return will take a toll on the overall performance of the game. Thankfully, you can have a granular control over the fog, and give your GPU some breathing room that will let you have a good performance as well.
Water in Odyssey looks gorgeous.
However, thanks to the amazing rendering techniques, and optimization, the effect on GPU is not as drastic as you might think in the first place. With water, you really do not have to worry about the settings all that much and can still get a good performance even if the settings are on the high.
This is the one setting that has the biggest impact on the overall performance on your GPU.
With that in mind, if you are trying to get a good boost in your performance, simply turn these off. Thankfully, because of the overall immersion of the game, you will not be noticing the lack of clouds in the game.
However, turning them off will give you at least 40 percent boost in frames per second. I know it might not sound like a huge thing, but in return, you do get great performance.
Character settings will not really give you a lot of performance and turning this setting can result in the characters looking really weird. So, I would suggest that you avoid this setting at all.
Ambient occlusion does make the game look better but the effect of this option is minor at best. Turning it off or on will impact the performance but the overall impact will not be as noticeable.
Depth of Field
The last feature that you should really tweak is depth of field. Although it does make the look game better or worse based on whether it is turned on or not. However, the performance boost can be as high as 12 percent.
So, turning off this feature can really have an influence on performance.
In conclusion, the one thing that we can say is that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a pretty demanding game. However, the game does give you a lot of options that you can tweak when it comes to graphics settings.
You can easily get the best performance out of the game without running into many issues in the first place.
Just make sure that you tweak them accordingly, and if you cannot seem to understand what settings that you should change, and to what degree, you can start making adjustments in increments to make more sense of the performance.