Best graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PC and PS5

Best graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PC and PS5
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We’re covering the best graphics settings for the Diablo 4, with optimised options for DLSS 3, HDR, & more.

Diablo 4 features DLSS and other graphical processes that enhance your gameplay, so if you have compatible hardware (likely the best CPU and best GPU) you’re going to be gaming in high-fidelity.

Alternatively, we understand that many gamers are not going to have the best hardware – so figuring out how to play the game on less powerful rigs is also important. If you’re worried about this, the minimum and recommended Diablo 4 PC system requirements from Blizzard might help you out. Alongside that, you might be wondering if you want to download the high resolution assets for Diablo 4, which we would highly recommend before you start playing if you’ve got the right processor (AMD Ryzen or Intel Core) and storage. If you’ve got a 40-series Nvidia card (like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti), you could also opt for Nvidia DLSS, Nvidia Reflex low latency, and frame generation tech.

With the new Season 2 release soon to hit, you’re going to want to make sure your game is updated with the best PC settings out there.

A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.
A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.

Best graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PC

We used an RTX 2070 Super to test the best graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PC. We qualified this over the three beta, alongside the press release of the game we had early access to. Now that the game has launched – here are the best settings for the game.

If you’re planning to enjoy Diablo 4, you’re in for a treat. The gameplay is absolutely scintillating, which our Diablo 4 review has already covered. Ray tracing and DLSS 3 promise to make the game look even better, though it’s unclear when the former is set to appear in-game.

A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.
A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.

In any case, you’re going to want to make sure you have the best graphics card for the game, and ensure that you’re playing it on the right system. For example, you might be trying to play it on Mac or Steam Deck, in which case you’re going to be disappointed.

We’re going to be offering up both performance and high-fidelity graphics options – so whether you’re playing on a cheap gaming laptop or one of the best gaming PCs, you’re going to be in luck. But before that, get your screen adjusted with these settings.

Best screen settings for Diablo 4 on PC

Here are the ideal screen settings for Diablo 4 on PC:

  • Display: Windowed (Fullscreen).
  • Adapter: Your main GPU. If you’re on a laptop, the weaker GPU will guarantee better battery life.
  • Monitor: Your desired monitor. Depends on your setup.
  • Resolution: Default
  • Sharpen Image: 6
  • Font Scale: User preference
  • Cursor Scale: User preference
  • Verticle Scale: Off
  • Limit Cutscene FPS: Yes
  • Lock Cursor: Off
  • Peripheral Lighting: On
  • Brightness: User preference
  • Color Blind Filter: Off (Unless needed)

Best high fidelity graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PC

Here we’ve had a go at calibrating the game with the best graphics settings for a high-fidelity gaming experience on 64-bit Windows. While we used an RTX 2070 Super, we were slightly limited and weren’t able to push the graphics to the extreme. A broadband connection will help ensure optimal performance.

Despite that, we still had a look at the best way to enjoy the game despite the GPU bottleneck, and here’s what we found:

  • Resolution – Maximum
  • HDR – On (If possible)
  • Vertical Sync – Off
  • Resolution Percentage – 100%
  • Temporal Reconstruction – Off (On, if you don’t have DLSS)
  • DLSS – Ultra Performance (If possible)
  • Max Foreground FPS – Your choice
  • Max Background FPS – 8
  • Quality – Custom
  • Texture Quality – Medium
  • Anisotropic Filtering – 16x
  • Shadow Quality – Ultra
  • Dynamic Shadows – On
  • Soft Shadows – On
  • Shader Quality – Medium
  • SSAO Quality – High
  • Fog Quality – High
  • Clutter Quality – High
  • Fur Quality Level – High
  • Water Simulation Quality – Medium
  • Anti-aliasing Quality – Medium
  • Geometric Complexity – High
  • Terrain Geometry Detail – High
  • Physics Quality – High
  • Particles Quality – High
  • Reflection Quality – High
  • Screen Space Reflections – On
  • Distortion – On
  • Low FX – On

Best performance graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PC

When we then calibrated the best performance graphics settings for Diablo 4 we found that the game still looked fantastic, even with scaled-down graphics.

A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.
A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.
  • Resolution – Maximum
  • HDR – On (if possible)
  • Vertical Sync – Off
  • Resolution Percentage – 100%
  • Temporal Reconstruction – Off (On, if you don’t have DLSS)
  • DLSS – Ultra Performance (if possible)
  • Max Foreground FPS – Your choice
  • Max Background FPS – 8
  • Quality – Custom
  • Texture Quality – Medium
  • Anisotropic Filtering – 2x
  • Shadow Quality – Low
  • Dynamic Shadows – On
  • Soft Shadows – Off
  • Shader Quality – Low
  • SSAO Quality – Low
  • Fog Quality – Low
  • Clutter Quality – Low
  • Fur Quality Level – Low
  • Water Simulation Quality – Low
  • Anti-aliasing Quality – Low
  • Geometric Complexity – Medium
  • Terrain Geometry Detail – Medium
  • Physics Quality – Medium
  • Particles Quality – Medium
  • Reflection Quality – Medium
  • Screen Space Reflections – Off
  • Distortion – Off
  • Low FX – On

If you can – turn on DLSS, which will increase the performance of the game significantly. Disable V-Sync to make the most out of this. Here’s what we found in terms of PC performance with DLSS’ various options:

A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.
A screenshot of Diablo 4 showcasing its best graphics settings.

It’s a no-brainer.

Best graphics settings for Diablo 4 on PS5

If you’re playing Diablo 4 on PS5, you’re going to want to make sure you enable HDR, which will make the colors much more vibrant in-game. Aside from that, there’s not really many options for you to toy with. The game runs at 4K and 60FPS, so expect it to look and run beautifully. Don’t forget to enable advanced tooltip information for more context on the game’s many items. Note that cutscene FPS tends to be erratic at times.

We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the latest updates on the Diablo 4 best graphics settings. Make sure to check back in periodically for the latest graphics drivers and if you’re already playing the game, you may want to read a few of our build guides, including what we think is the best Barbarian build in Diablo 4. Also, read up on Season 2 mechanics like Diablo 4 Potent Blood. You’ll need it to face Lord Zir, one of the new Diablo 4 Season 2 endgame bosses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Diablo 4 a graphically intensive game?

Realistically, you can run Diablo 4 on pretty simple hardware. This suggests it’s not that graphically intensive. The oldest of gaming rigs would likely be able to run the game on optimised settings.