A number of players are experiencing some less-than-stellar graphics on PC following the second patch for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Luckily, a few smart players have figured out a fix that you can use until Bioware issues some sort of hotfix for the current issues plaguing Inquisition. It's a somewhat easy-looking process, so it shouldn't take long to apply it to your game's settings.
Check it out:
To start, make sure the quality setting you choose is equal to the setting set for Mesh Quality inside Options>Graphics
You will need to add a new command line parameter. To do this:
Through Origin: Right click on the Dragon Age Inquisition title Go to game properties Type the command line parameter in the Command Line Properties box. Through shortcut: Right Click Shortcut Go to Properties Under target go to the end of the field and type the command line parameter into the box Once there, add the following command line parameter: -ShaderSystem.ShaderQualityLevel <quality setting> In this instance, <quality setting> should be one of the following: Ultra High Medium Low An example of how to set your quality to high would be: -ShaderSystem.ShaderQualityLevel High
Please note that once the hot fix is out, you will need to go back in and remove this workaround from your command line.
It’s also important to note that pre-patch 2, all users on PC were being forced to use the Ultra shader quality. This means that those of you >playing on lower settings will notice a decrease in quality, particularly players using low or medium settings. To achieve the same visuals as pre-patch, users on lower settings will need to change their settings to Ultra, which should likewise be used >in conjunction with Ultra mesh quality. Mismatching the mesh and shader settings will result in other visual artifacts like overly shiny hair. Please be aware that changing settings to Ultra may impact performance on some machines.
If your computer is having a hard time because your graphics setting is too high, this won't help you. This fix is for gamers who have a PC that they know is capable of running Inquisition on a certain setting, but have seen lowered performance since the second patch was implemented.