Best PC settings for Helldivers 2: High FPS, graphics, more

Aryan Singh
Combat in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2, a third-person shooter, boasts some of the most impressive graphics and lighting making for a pleasant visual experience. Here are the best settings for Helldivers 2 for high FPS, better graphics, and more.

Arrowhead’s Helldivers 2 is a sequel to the top-down shooter from 2015. The game is now a third-person shooter and is available on both PS5 and PC. Launching after almost a decade, it’s no surprise that packs great visuals.

This may be one of the reasons it has already racked a strong player base on Steam. If you are also looking to jump into the action, you may have to tweak a few settings at first.

Here are the best PC settings to use for Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 PC system requirements

A solo character in Helldivers 2
Helldivers 2 system requirements are fairly modest when compared to other modern AAA titles.

Before we jump into the best PC settings, it’s worth taking a look at Helldivers 2’s system requirements:

Minimum SpecsRecommended Specs4K Specs
CPUIntel Core i7-4790K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500XIntel Core i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 7 3700XIntel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 470NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 6600 XTNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Graphics PresetLowMediumVery High (4K)
Storage100GB HDD (7200rpm)100GB SSD100GB SSD

Best Helldivers 2 PC settings for low-end hardware

If you’re on the lower end of the hardware spectrum but manage to meet Helldivers 2‘s system requirements, here are the best PC settings you can try out:

  • Graphics Preset: Custom
  • Motion Blur: 0
  • Depth of Field: Off
  • Bloom: On
  • Sharpness: .5 to 1.00
  • Render Scale: Ultra Performance
  • Texture Quality: Low
  • Object Detail Quality: Low
  • Render Distance: Medium
  • Shadow Quality: Low
  • Particle Quality: Low
  • Reflection Quality: Medium
  • Space Quality: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: On
  • Screen-Space Global Illumination: On
  • Vegetation and Rubble Density: Medium
  • Terrain Quality: High
  • Volumetric Fog Quality: Medium
  • Volumetric Cloud Quality: Medium
  • Lighting Quality: Medium
  • Anti-Aliasing: On

Best Helldivers 2 PC settings for high-end hardware

If your rig is decked out with formidable hardware, here are the best Helldivers 2 PC settings to try out for high-end hardware:

  • Graphics Preset: High
  • Motion Blur: 0
  • Depth of Field: On
  • Bloom: On
  • Sharpness: .5 to 1.00
  • Render Scale: Ultra Quality
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Object Detail Quality: High
  • Render Distance: Very High
  • Shadow Quality: High
  • Particle Quality: High
  • Reflection Quality: High
  • Space Quality: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: On
  • Screen-Space Global Illumination: On
  • Vegetation and Rubble Density: Medium
  • Terrain Quality: High
  • Volumetric Fog Quality: High
  • Volumetric Cloud Quality: High
  • Lighting Quality: High
  • Anti-Aliasing: On

How to update graphics drivers

If you’re having some performance issues in Helldivers 2, it might be because of outdated drivers. To make sure you’re up-to-date, follow these steps:

Update NVIDIA graphics driver:

  1. Download “GeForce Experience” from Nvidia’s website.
  2. Once done, open the “GeForce Experience” app.
  3. Click on “Drivers.”
  4. Then click on “Check for Updates.”

Update AMD graphics driver

  1. Go to the desktop home screen and right-click.
  2. Select “AMD Radeon Settings.”
  3. Then click on the Home icon.
  4. Next, click on “New Update”
  5. Select “Check for updates.”

Those were the best PC settings to try out for Helldivers 2. For more on the biggest upcoming games, check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in sports and racing games, including EA Sports FC, NBA 2K, and Forza. He's also a big fan of massive RPGs such as Starfield, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk. Aryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and previously wrote for sports websites Pride of London, Sportsmanor, LWOF, and Thick Accent. You can contact him at [email protected].