Are you having FPS issues in Battlerite? Using the tips and tweaks in this guide, you can play smoothly with the following minimum specs:
- Dual-core CPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 512 MB of Video RAM
On my old Dell Optiplex 580 from 2009, which barely meets the minimum specs above, I went from 10–15 average FPS with intermittent 1+ second graphical lag spikes up to 45–60 average FPS with no spikes or problems at all.
Applies to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Set Windows to max performance and adjust virtual memory size:
- Search in Start Menu for “Windows Performance” and click on Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.
- Select Adjust for best performance.
- Click the Advanced tab, under Virtual Memory click Change, deselect Automatically manage paging file size for all drives, select Custom size, and set Initial size to 1500 MB and Maximum size to 4000 MB. This uses the memory of HDD as RAM when needed.
Change to lowest possible resolution:
- Search in Start Menu for “Display” and click on Display settings.
- Click on Advanced display settings.
- Change to the lowest resolution available. Mine is set at 800 x 600.
Change power options to high performance:
- Search in Start Menu for “Power Options” and click on Power Options.
- Click on High performance.
Battlerite In-Game Changes
- Always launch in DirectX 9 mode instead of DirectX 11 mode.
- Turn all graphics settings to Off.
- Turn Vsync to Off.
- Set a custom FPS cap at 75 or 90.
- Change resolution to 600 x 480.
- I used to use 800 x 600 but this change alone boosted my FPS from 35 to 50. With this low resolution, the interface is actually enlarged TWICE as big as normal so the icons won’t all fit. You must edit the interface settings to fix this.
Interface HUD Changes
- In your Steam library, right-click on Battlerite and select Properties.
- Under the Local Files tab, click Browse local files.
- Navigate to the Battlerite > Settings folder and open InterfaceSettings.json with Notepad (or your own text editor of choice).
- Search for HUDScale and change its Value from 1 to 0.6.
The value can be adjusted depending on your preference. With a low resolution, the Value at 1 makes it so you cannot fit battlerites or round-end scores on your screen. Change to 0.5 or 0.6 to make the HUD smaller. Optimal scaling may differ for different size monitors, so just change it and test and adjust accordingly. (For instance, a friend had his resolution set at 800 x 600 and he changed his HUDScale to 0.7 instead of 0.6.)
Other Tips and Suggestions
- Leave game priority on Normal. You can try to change it to High but on my computer it had no effect. Although on a friend’s computer, it seemed to raise FPS by 2–5.
- Close any extra programs in Task Manager (besides Steam.exe and Battlerite.exe).
- Do not close anything that has Steam in its name otherwise Battlerite will not launch.
- End Explorer.exe in Task Manager. (To reopen, go to File > Run New Task in Task Manager and type Explorer.exe.)
- If your video card is integrated, go into the BIOS and set the Max Video Memory to the highest possible value. (Mine is 512 MB.)
- Close SteamWebHelper.exe (there are multiple tasks with the same name) if any of them are taking up more than 7–12 MB of memory. They restart themselves with lower memory usage.
- Restart Steam entirely if you have done anything on Steam before opening Battlerite. Simply opening the Community tab on there can triple the memory usage and will not go away until you close Steam entirely.
- In Steam, go to Settings > Interface and change the Favorite Window to Library rather than Store or Community.
- In Steam, go to Settings > In-Game and change the In-Game FPS Counter from None to Top-Left and enable the High color contrast setting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I cannot lower my resolution lower than xxxx by xxxx.
Battlerite will only allow the in-game resolution to be as low as your Windows resolution. Change Windows resolution to 800 x 600 and you can use the 600 x 480 resolution in game. I run 800 x 600 on Windows and 640 x 480 in game.
Q: How much FPS increase from 800 x 600 to 640 x 480 resolution?
I went from 25–30 FPS to 45–50 FPS with just this small tweak.
Q: But if I lower my resolution so low, the interface doesn’t show properly?
Check the guide for how to adjust your interface scaling size after you lower resolution.
Q: Can I play with you in Battlerite?
Sure! I am a Pearl main. Add me in game at ELiTEsKiLLpr0 (that’s a zero) and on Steam at eliteskillpr0 (again, that’s a zero).
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