[Solved] How to improve your FPS in Dead by Daylight in a few clicks

Everything you need to know about how You can improve your Frames Per Second in Dead by Daylight!
[Solved] How to improve your FPS in Dead by Daylight in a few clicks

FPS drops in Dead by Daylight can ruin your entire match, putting you at a clear disadvantage, especially when playing as a survivor. And that's why, in this article, we will show you how you can easily improve your FPS in Dead by Daylight. Before reading the article, you must also know how to show your FPS in Dead by Daylight.

Method #1: Optimize the Graphics Settings in the Dead by Daylight Game Files

The in-game settings in Dead by Daylight have just a few options to be changed. To increase your system performance, set the window mode to Fullscreen and resolution to your monitor's maximum resolution. In most cases, that value is 1920x1080. There's a better way to configure the game settings, but you'll need to go to the game files and change these settings manually. Just follow this step-by-step guide to learn how:

  1. On your desktop, press Win + R and write appdata in the empty field.

  2. Go to Appdata\Local\DeadByDaylight\Saved\Config\EGS and open the GameUserSettings file using Notepad.

  3. Use the Notepad searching tool by pressing Ctrl + F to find the bUseVSync sentence.

  4. Change the sentence from "bUseVSync=True" to "bUseVSync=False".

  5. Still, in the GameUserSettings file, go back to the top of the file and look for [ScalabilityGroups] at the start of the second paragraph.

  6. This whole paragraph is a list of all the graphics settings. Change the end value of each set following the values on this list:

  • sg.ResolutionQuality=100.000000

  • sg.ViewDistanceQuality=4

  • sg.AntiAliasingQuality=0

  • sg.ShadowQuality=1

  • sg.PostProcessQuality=1

  • sg.TextureQuality=4

  • sg.EffectsQuality=1

  • sg.FoliageQuality=2

  • sg.Shading Quality=0

  • sg.AnimationQuality=0

Method #2: Optimize the Graphics Settings by Using the NVIDIA Control Panel

If you are using an NVIDIA graphics card, there's one more way of configuring the Dead By Daylight graphical settings. You can use the NVIDIA Control Panel on the Windows operating system to improve your gameplay while playing Dead By Daylight. Follow this simple guide to learn the best settings to achieve high performance:

  1. Right-click on your desktop area and click on the NVIDIA Control Panel.

  2. Go to the Top-left side on 3D Settings and Manage 3D Settings.

  3. Click on the Program Settings tab and Select a program to customize. Search for the Dead By Daylight application.

  4. It will show a list of features that can be changed to achieve high performance. Change the settings of the features following the values on this list:

Anisotropic filtering


Antialiasing - FXAA


Antialiasing - Gamma correction


Antialiasing - Mode


Antialiasing - Transparency


Background Application Max Frame Rate


Low Latency Mode


Max Frame Rate


Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA)


Power Management Mode

Prefer maximum performance

Texture filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization


Texture filtering - Negative LOD bias


Texture filtering - Quality


Texture filtering - Trilinear optimization


Threaded optimization


Triple buffering


Vertical sync


Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames


Method #3: Update the Graphics Drivers

If you have been dealing with graphical performance issues on a PC with high-end hardware, then your problem can be related to your graphics drivers. Luckily for you, the Windows operating system os has a feature that automatically verifies and searches on the internet for the latest graphics driver available. Just follow this simple guide to learn how to update your graphic drivers:

  1. Go to the Windows search bar, search for Device Manager, and hit Enter.

  2. Click on Display adapters to collapse the list, and right-click on the first option. It should be your graphics card name.

  3. Click on Update driver, and choose the Search Automatically for drivers option.

  4. The system will see if you are using the latest drivers of your Network driver. If not, it will automatically download and install the new drivers.

Method #4: Close Background Apps

A simple thing that can boost your FPS is to close all the background apps you are not currently using. Your internet browser or communication apps like Discord and Skype can consume your memory, causing many performance issues. On Windows, you can see the list of apps running in the background using the task manager. Here's a simple guide to learning how you can end these apps:

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar, and click on Task Manager.

  2. Click on the Memory column. It will show the apps in descending order, with the ones with more memory usage appearing first. Select the apps that you want to dismiss and click on End task.

  3. Go back to play Dead by Daylight.

Dealing with high latency issues while playing Dead by Daylight? Then check out our article on how you can fix your high ping in Dead by Daylight, and if you want to know the easiest ways to display your ping while playing, check out our article on how you can show your ping in Dead by Daylight. Now, if you want more tips about improving your FPS in any game, check out one of our related articles on how you can improve your FPS in Rainbow Six Siege.

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