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Here are the best PC settings you can apply in Halo Infinite, no matter how your rig stacks up against the system requirements.

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Best Halo Infinite PC settings

Although traditionally a console franchise, Halo Infinite includes full PC support. You want the game to be running at its best, so here are the PC settings you should use, no matter your gaming rig.

Halo Infinite arrives in December, but PC and Xbox players can already get their hands on it after 343 dropped the multiplayer beta early. The game is fully supported on PC, so the traditional Xbox franchise will see a host of new players.

PC gaming allows players to tinker with their settings and get the best frames per second, or FPS, possible. This makes the game feel smoother and will improve reaction time.

Here are the best PC settings for Halo Infinite, no matter your gaming rig.

Halo Infinite system requirements

MinimumRecommended
OSWindows 10 RS5 x64Windows 10 19H2 x64
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel i5-4440Intel i7-9700k or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
RAM8 GB16 GB
GPUNVIDIA GTX 1050 ti or AMD RX 570NVIDIA RTX 2070 or Radeon RX 5700 XT
DirectXVersion 12Version 12
HDD50GB HD Space50GB HD Space

These are the minimum and recommend system requirements you’ll need to run Halo Infinite.

As it’s a modern title, you’ll need a powerful rig to get stunning visuals and high FPS, but the minimum requirements aren’t too demanding.

How to update graphics drivers

Master Chiefs helmet in Halo Infinite

It’s always worth keeping your graphics drivers up-to-date to make sure that your GPU is reaching optimal performance. Plus, Halo Infinite devs advise that AMD GPU users should have at least the Adrenalin 21.7.1 driver to “ensure a playable multiplayer experience.”

Here’s how to update your graphics drivers.

How to update NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce experience app will handle this for you.

  1. Download GeForce experience through NVIDIA.com
  2. Open GeForce experience
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner
  5. If an update is available, follow the steps

How to update AMD graphics driver

If you have an AMD GPU, you can use the Radeon Settings to update your drivers.

  1. Right-click on your desktop
  2. Select AMD Radeon Settings
  3. Click on the Home icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for update’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

Best Halo Infinite settings for low-end hardware

Halo Spartan player fighting a boss

These Halo Infinite settings are all about getting you the best FPS possible. You still want the game to look good, so not all of the settings are on low. But, if you’re not getting a stable 60 FPS, consider lowing some settings even more.

If your system has around the minimum system requirements, here are the settings we recommend.

Display

  • Field of View: 90-100
  • Display Adapter: Your graphics card
  • Display Monitor: Your gaming monitor
  • Borderless Fullscreen: On
  • Window Size: (Disabled with Borderless Fullsceen enabled)
  • Resolution Scale: 100%
  • Minimum Frame Rate: Disabled
  • Maximum Frame Rate: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 144)
  • VSync: Off
  • Limit Inactive Frame Limit: Off

Graphics

  • Quality Preset: Custom
  • Anti-Aliasing: Low
  • Texture Filtering: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Low
  • Texture Quality: Medium
  • Geometry Quality: Low
  • Reflections: Off
  • Depth of Field: Low
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Lighting Quality: Low
  • Volumetric Fog Quality: Low
  • Cloud Quality: Low
  • Dynamic Wind: Off
  • Ground Cover Quality: Low
  • Effects Quality: Low
  • Decal Quality: Low
  • Animation Quality: Auto
  • Terrain Quality: Medium
  • Simulation Quality: Low
  • Flocking Quality: Off
  • ASync Compute: Off
  • Shader Quality: Low

Sensory

  • Blur: 0%
  • Screen Shake: 0%
  • Exposure: 30%
  • Full Screen Effects: 0%
  • Speed Lines: Off
  • Sharpening: 50%

Best Halo Infinite graphics settings for high-end hardware

Halo Infinite character wearing samuri helmet

If you have hardware that meets or goes beyond the recommended system settings, you can toy with a higher FOV and some advanced graphics settings.

These settings will make Halo Infinite look better while eliminating some unnecessary visual effects that will affect both your and your system’s performance.

Display

  • Field of View: 100-120
  • Display Adapter: Your graphics card
  • Display Monitor: Your gaming monitor
  • Borderless Fullscreen: On
  • Window Size: (Disabled with Borderless Fullscreen enabled)
  • Resolution Scale: 100%
  • Minimum Frame Rate: Off
  • Maximum Frame Rate: Your monitors refresh rate (e.g 165)
  • VSync: Off
  • Limit Inactive Frame Limit: Off

Graphics

  • Quality Preset: Custom
  • Anti-Aliasing: Low
  • Texture Filtering: Medium
  • Ambient Occlusion: Medium
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Geometry Quality: Medium
  • Reflections: Medium
  • Depth of Field: Low
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Volumetric Fog Quality: Low
  • Cloud Quality: Low
  • Dynamic Wind: Off
  • Ground Cover Quality: Medium
  • Effects Quality: Medium
  • Decal Quality: Low
  • Animation Quality: Auto
  • Terrain Quality: High
  • Simulation Quality: Medium
  • Flocking Quality: Off
  • ASync Compute: Off
  • Shader Quality: Medium

Sensory

  • Blur: 0%
  • Screen Shake: 0%
  • Exposure: 30%
  • Full Screen Effects: 0%
  • Speed Lines: Off
  • Sharpening: 50%

How to see your FPS in Halo Infinite

Spartan in Halo Infinite

You’ll be able to find the FPS Counter in the Heads-up Display (HUD) section of the UI tab section of Halo Infinite’s settings. Scroll down until you find the “FPS Counter” setting and switch it to on.

Knowing your frame rate is extremely important in finding the best settings. This will allow you to raise or lower settings to find the ideal FPS for your system and monitor.


And that’s all of the settings you should apply in Halo Infinite, no matter your hardware. But, feel free to tinker with these until you find the perfect balance for your gaming rig.

For more Halo Infinite, check out the best controller settings you can use.

Image Credit: 343 Industries