Best PC settings for Diablo 4: High FPS, graphics, visibility, requirements, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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Season 3 of Diablo 4 features plenty of new challenges for you to take on and by tweaking the game’s settings, you can expect a consistent frame rate and smoother gameplay on PC. To make sure you get the best performance, check out the best PC settings for Diablo 4 Season 3.

In Diablo 4, progressing means facing not only stronger enemies but also a lot of them as you level up which means that one wrong step could lead to the death of your character. Especially in modes like Hardcore where consequences are much worse than just being respawned in the closest city.

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This is why making sure your your hardware is properly optimized to run the game smoothly all the time is necessary as it can prevent or reduce lag spikes. While players with high-end hardware can enjoy consistent FPS alongside great graphics, low-end hardware users might have to pick settings that boost FPS over visuals.

On that note, here are the best Diablo 4 Season 3 PC settings for low-end and high-end hardware and the minimum and recommended PC system requirements.

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Here are the minimum and recommended Diablo 4 PC requirements so that you know exactly what hardware is needed to run the game.

Before we get into the system requirements, it’s also important to note that Diablo 4 needs an online connection to play, so make sure you’re connected to a network before you play.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4350 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
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See Lilith in all her glory with the best PC settings for Diablo 4.

Best Diablo 4 PC graphics settings for low-end hardware

If your PC just meets the minimum system requirements, fear not – you can tweak Diablo 4’s graphic settings to deliver a smoother gameplay experience without losing too much visual quality:

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Screen

  • Display: Windowed (Fullscreen)
  • Adapter: Your GPU
  • Monitor: Your desired monitor
  • Resolution: Default
  • Sharpen Image: 6
  • Font Scale: User preference
  • Cursor Scale: User preference
  • Verticle Scale: Off
  • Limit Cutscene FPS: Yes
  • Lock Cursor: Off
  • Peripheral Lighting: On
  • Brightness: User preference
  • Color Blind Filter: Off (Unless needed)

Performance

  • Resolution Percentage: 100%
  • NVIDIA DLSS: Off (Performance if using an NVIDIA GPU)
  • Frame Generation: On (if available)
  • Max Foreground FPS: 120/60
  • Max Background FPS: 8
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost

Quality

  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 4x
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Dynamic Shadows: Off
  • Soft Shadows: Off
  • Shader Quality: Low
  • SSAO Quality: Low
  • Fog Quality: Low
  • Clutter Quality: Medium
  • Fur Quality: Low
  • Water Simulation Quality: Low
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: Low
  • Physics Quality: Low
  • Particles Quality: Low
  • Reflection Quality: Low
  • Geometric Complexity: Low
  • Terrain Geometry Detail: Low
  • Screen Space Reflections: Off
  • Distortion: Off
  • Low FX: On

Best Diablo 4 PC graphics settings for high-end hardware

Now, if you’re a lucky owner of a beastly rig that goes above and beyond the recommended requirements, here are the settings to exploit Diablo 4’s potential fully:

Screen

  • Display: Windowed (Fullscreen)
  • Adapter: Your GPU
  • Monitor: Your desired monitor
  • Resolution: Default
  • Sharpen Image: 6
  • Font Scale: User preference
  • Cursor Scale: User preference
  • Verticle Scale: Off
  • Limit Cutscene FPS: Yes
  • Lock Cursor: Off
  • Peripheral Lighting: On
  • Brightness: User preference
  • Color Blind Filter: Off (Unless needed)

Performance

  • Resolution Percentage: 100%
  • NVIDIA DLSS: Off (Balanced if using an NVIDIA GPU)
  • Frame Generation: On (if available)
  • Max Foreground FPS: 400
  • Max Background FPS: 8
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Enabled + Boost

Quality

  • Texture Quality: High
  • Anisotropic Filtering: 16x
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Dynamic Shadows: On
  • Soft Shadows: On
  • Shader Quality: High
  • SSAO Quality: Medium
  • Fog Quality: High
  • Clutter Quality: High
  • Fur Quality: High
  • Water Simulation Quality: High
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: High
  • Physics Quality: High
  • Particles Quality: High
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Geometric Complexity: Medium
  • Terrain Geometry Detail: High
  • Screen Space Reflections: On
  • Distortion: On
  • Low FX: Off

Remember, each system is different and these settings are just a general guide, so you may want to experiment a little.

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Diablo 4 features impressive visuals.

How to download Diablo 4 GeForce Game Ready drivers & update graphics drivers

To download and install NVIDIA’s Diablo 4 Game Ready drivers, go to the Drivers tab of the GeForce Experience app, locate the new driver, and follow the steps to install. These drivers are made to be Diablo 4-specific, so you’ll need to use them on your rig.

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You can update your graphics drivers by following the steps below:

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.

For more on Diablo 4, make sure you check out some of our other guides below:

Best Diablo 4 Druid builds | Best Diablo 4 Barbarian build | Diablo 4 skill tree builder | Is Diablo 4 coming to Nintendo Switch | How does Diablo 4 co-op campaign progression work | Is Diablo 4 playable on the Steam Deck How to salvage gear in Diablo 4 | All Diablo 4 classes | How to transmog gear in Diablo 4 | Diablo 4 Ashava boss guide

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About The Author

After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]