Battleborn: PC .Ini Tweaks & Optimization Guide

Improve PC performance and alter your .ini file with these tips and tricks.

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There’s nothing worse than loading up a new game and watching your framerate plunge. Battleborn is here and some players are already experiencing issues with performance, crashes on start-up, or any number of common PC problems. If you’re hungry to improve your experience, whether you’re running on a high-end gaming rig or a moderate laptop, there are tweaks that won’t sacrifice too much visual clarity and help you get online faster.

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Low FPS on AMD Cards

You’re experiencing low FPS and bad performance in general on any AMD graphics card. Attempt these changes:

  • Set PhysX to Low or Disable
  • Update Drivers

PhysX is a feature designed for NVIDIA cards and often causes issues. Make sure to set it to “Low” or turn the feature off entirely.


General Stuttering

Very low FPS and stuttering is a widely reported problem in the community. Right now, it appears that the issue needs to be resolved by Gearbox — players are reporting markedly lower FPS in the retail release compared to the open beta.

Expect an update to fix this common issue in the near future, and be sure to check your video card for any updated drivers.


Improve Performance – .ini Tweaks

WARNING: This method requires altering the .ini file. These changes are not supported and may cause unexpected issues in-game. Always make a back-up of any altered installation files before attempting.

Find the Battleborn’s config folder & .ini file here:

  • C:\Users\[YOURUSERNAME]\Documents\My Games\Battleborn\PoplarGame\Config\PoplarEngine.ini

Try changing these variables for improved performance and get a clearer image by disabling blur, fog, particle bias, and other filters.

Example .ini Tweaks

MaxParticleResize=100
bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE
DynamicLights=True
DynamicShadows=False
LightEnvironmentShadows=False
MotionBlur=False
DepthOfField=False
AmbientOcclusion=False
Bloom=False
bAllowLightShafts=False
Distortion=False
FilteredDistortion=False
DropParticleDistortion=False
LensFlares=False
FogVolumes=False
AllowRadialBlur=False
ParticleLODBias=0
DetailMode=0
MaxAnisotropy=16
FXAA=False


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