Best Warhammer 40K Darktide Graphics Settings: Optimized FPS

Get the most out of Warhammer 40K Darktide while making it look pretty!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Best Warhammer 40K Darktide Video Settings

Warhammer 40K Darktide is a beautiful game that has a lot of detail put into it. However, the game can get quite taxing on your hardware due to all the effects and particles on your screen, especially during combat. To make sure that you get the best performance, we have mentioned the best Warhammer 40K Darktide video settings just for you.

We have also listed the system requirements so that you can ensure that the game will run on your hardware. Plus, adjust the mentioned settings to get the optimal results that you are looking for. With that said, let’s dive right in and take a look at the best Warhammer 40K Darktide video settings.

Warhammer 40K Darktide System Requirements

First of all, make sure that you meet the game’s minimum requirements. Since this is a new game, the requirements are naturally higher than usual. If you are meeting the system requirements, we suggest that you lower your graphics settings for better results.

Minimum Requirements

Here are the minimum specifications needed to play Warhammer 40K Darktide:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i5-6600 (3.30GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (3.4 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 OR AMD Radeon RX 570
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

The recommended specs to run at 60FPS in most situations with all options set to high:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i7-9700K (3.70GHz) OR AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (4.2GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 / RTX 2060 OR AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: An SSD storage device is highly recommended

Warhammer 40K Darktide Graphics Settings (Maximum FPS Optimization)

After ensuring that you have the PC requirements down, move on to setting up your game with these settings. However, a few things to note before you launch the game:

  • Update your graphics drivers to the latest version.
  • Adjust the textures setting to match your graphics card’s RAM

Warhammer 40K Darktide is a demanding game overall. However, we have come up with a few graphics settings that will allow you to play the game on lower-end PCs as well as mid-tier ones. With that said, let’s get started.


Display settings for Warhammer 40K Darktide
Source: Wet Magic
Field of ViewHFOV: 100
VFOV: 68-70
Resolution1920 x 1080 (Native Resolution)
Screen ModeFullscreen


Darktide performance settings
Source: Wet Magic
Nvidia DLSSOn (If available)
Super ResolutionQuality (If DLSS is enabled)
Nvidia Reflec Low LatencyEnabled (If DLSS is enabled)
Framerate CapUnlimited
FidelityFX Super Resolution 2Off
FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0Off
Anti AliasingOff

Ray Tracing

Darktide Ray Tracing settings
Source: Wet Magic
Ray TracingOff
Ray Traced ReflectionOff
RTX Global IlluminationOff
Ray Tracing is too taxing, so, keep it off.

Graphics Preset/Advanced Graphics

Best Warhammer 40K Darktide Video Settings
Source: Wet Magic
Graphics PresetCustom
Ambient Occlusion QualityLow
Light QualityLow-Medium
Volumetric Fog QualityLow
Depth of FieldOff
Global IlluminationMedium-High
Skin Sub Surface ScatteringOff
Motion BlurOff
Screen Space ReflectionsOff
Lens QualityOff
Lens Quality FringeOff
Lens Quality DistortionOff
Lens FlareOff
Scatter Density0.00
Max Ragdolls3
Max Weapon Impact Decals5
Max Blood Decals5
Decal Lifetime10

Gore Settings

Darktide gore settings
Source: Wet Magic
Blood DecalsOff (Your preference)
GibbingOff (Your preference)
Enemy WoundsOn (Your preference)
Ragdoll InteractionOn (Your preference)


And there you have it; these are the best Warhammer 40K Darktide video settings. Using these settings will allow you to achieve a good frame rate while making the game look pretty as well.

Did you find this guide to be helpful? There is a lot more Darktide content, so stick around and send us your queries in the comment section below. We would love to know your thoughts about the game so far.

Take a look at our Warzone 2.0 best graphics settings and Sonic Frontiers settings as well!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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