The Last of Us Part 1 PC Best Graphics Settings

Relive Joel and Ellie's adventure while making the game look beautiful.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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The Last of Us is one of the most iconic games not only on PlayStation but of all time. Now, it is finally out on PC so that old and new players can go on Joel and Ellie’s journey while using a keyboard and mouse.  To make sure that you get the best performance, we will show you The Last of Us Part 1 PC best graphics settings.

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.

The Last of Us Part 1 System Requirements

The Last of Us Part 1 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. Unfortunately, The Last of Us Part 1 is having issues on the PC in terms of performance.

The game is crashing randomly for a lot of users and is using a lot of VRAM as well no matter what settings you use. The developers are working hard to fix this and will roll out a patch soon.

However, having the ideal graphics settings is still suggested due to a few FPS drops here and there.

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, here are 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 VRAM


Graphics Settings (Maximum FPS Optimization)
Aspect RatioAuto
Display ResolutionNative
Ultrawide PillarboxesDefault
Framerate CapUnlocked
Scaling ModeNVIDIA DLSS (or AMD FSR 2)
Field of View0
Camera Shake10
Chromatic Abberation Intensity10
Motion Blur0
Film Grain Intensity0


As aforementioned, the game is going through a bit of a rough phase at the time of writing. No matter what settings you use, the game will randomly crash and cause performance issues. However, if you want to get smooth FPS with minimal or no crashing, you can use the settings mentioned below.

If you are still having issues with the game, you can either try to lower the settings or wait for a patch so that these problems are fixed.

Animation Quality Medium
Draw DistanceMedium
Dynamic Object Level of DetailLow
Character Level of DetailMedium
Environments Level of DetailMedium
Dynamic Objects Texture QualityMedium
Characters Texture QualityMedium-High
Environments Texture QualityMedium
Visual Effects Texture QualityMedium
Texture FilteringAnisotropic 4x
Texture Sampling QualityMedium-High
Ambient Shadows QualityQuarter Resolution
Directional Shadow ResolutionLow
Directional Shadow DistanceLow
Image Based LightingOff
Spotlights Shadow ResolutionLow
Point Lights Shadow ResolutionLow
Bounced LightingOff
Screen Space Shadow QualityMedium
Dynamic Screen Space ShadowsOn
Contact Shadow QualityMedium
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion On (Off if too taxing)
Ambient Occlusion Denoise QualityLow
Screen Space Directional OcclusionOn
Screen Space Cone TracingOn
Screen Space ReflectionsOff
Real-Time Reflections QualityOff
Real-Time Clouds Shadow ReflectionsOff
Screen Space Sub-Surface ScatteringOff
Refraction QualityHalf Resolution
Depth of FieldOff (Your Preference)
Motion BlurOff (Your Preference)
Bloom ResolutionHalf Resolution
Volumetric Effects QualityMedium
Lens FlareHalf Resolution


And there you have it; these are The Last of Us Part 1 PC best graphics settings to increase FPS. 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 content where that came from, 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.

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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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