PUBG Launch Options

Going hungry to bed every night because you’re missing out on your chicken dinners? Well, don’t call yourself a noob yet because in some cases, “it’s not you, it’s the PC”. No matter how much you love PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you must realize that the game needs to be optimized well for your computer. For gaming machines with low to mid-range specs, there are certain launch options you can do to run the game smoothly.

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Launch Options On PC

If you are experiencing frequent FPS drops (which is killing you every time), bashing your keyboard won’t help.  Instead, you need to try fixing a few launch options. Below are a few settings which can help you run PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds smoothly.

It’s important to note that while all these options are useful, it’s not a universal solution and you may try experimenting with different launch settings to come up with your best fit.

  • -refresh 60

This will change the refresh rate of your monitor; however, you need to set according to the refresh rate of your monitor. To find out the refresh rate of your monitor, follow the simple steps below (For windows 10 Users):

Step-1: Right-Click on Your Desktop and click on Display settings.

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Step-2: Scroll down on the Window to Find the Advanced Settings.

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Step-3: Note Down your Monitor’s Refresh Rate (Mine is 60Hz, so I set -refresh 60).

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  • -maxMem=30000

This command sets the allocation for the maximum RAM size that will be used to run PUBG. Depending on the size of your RAM, you can allocate different sizes.

Set -MaxMem according to the amount of RAM on your Computer
For 16GB RAM -maxMem=13000
For 12GB RAM -maxMem=11264
For 8GB RAM -maxMem=7168

  • -malloc=system

This configuration lets your operating system decide how much memory it needs to allocate to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.


As the name suggests, this command unleashes the full power of your processor and unlocks all available cores in your computer for the game.

  • -sm4

If you want to run PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on DirectX 10 instead of DirectX 11, you can use this command. You will lose out on graphics but will get better performance.

Applying The Launch Options On Steam

To set the launch options on Steam, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Go to your Programs Directory and Open Steam
  • Find PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in the library and right-click on it.
  • Click on properties from the drop-down.
  • Find the General Tab and click on the button marked “Set Launch Options”
  • A launch options field should open up where you will use your own inputs to set the command, the final product should look like the image below (varying only in the value of the inputs):

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  • Press ‘OK’ and launch the game.

Altering Engine.ini File For Better Performance

Other than using Steam, there’s another way to improve your PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds experience. You can go through the following steps:

Step 1: Type windows key+R

Step 2: Type in %appdata% in the Run bar that opens.

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Step 3: Click on the folder marked ‘Local’.

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Step 4: Go to the folder named “TslGame” and then go to the “Saved” folder.

Step 5: Open up the folder marked “Config” and then double click on the folder “WindowsNoEditor”

Step 6: Once you are inside the folder “WindowsNoEditor”, you will find a file called “Engine.ini”, right-click on the file and open it with notepad.

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Step 7: Delete the contents of the file and paste the following text:



Click Save and Exit.

Altering In-Game Settings

PCs with a medium config may have a hard time running PUBG at its best, so to run your game smoothly, you may need to sacrifice on graphical perfection by a bit. You can easily alter the graphics settings by going to your main settings on PUBG, use the following setup for the smoothest run:

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What To Do If The Game Won’t Launch

We want to leave you with a few handy tips for those frustrating times when your game won’t start.

Tip 1: Verify the integrity of your game files.

This one here is pretty simple to execute, just open steam. Navigate to the game and right-click on it to click on “Properties”. Navigate to the “Local Files” option on the new window and click on “Verify Integrity of Game Files”, wait for the process to complete and then hit close.

Tip 2: Make sure you have the latest 2017 Visual C++ Redistributable

Right-click on the game on steam, click “Properties” and go to the local files tab again. Click on “Browse Local Files”. In the popup window, click on _CommonRedist.

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Click on vcredist:

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If the 2019 folder is missing from the following folder. Install the 2019 version by clicking on the following link:

Tip 3: End all other programs before launching the game.

Go to the task manager before launching the game and end all programs other than steam before launching the game. To go to the task manager, hold the Windows+R buttons. In the popup run bar, type “taskmgr”. In the following window, go to the “Processes” tab and end all other programs by right-clicking on them and clicking “End Task”.

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Hopefully, these methods will help you run PUBG more smoothly on your system, allowing you to work on your skills and have you playing like a pro in no time. We will see you on the battlefield, Chicken Dinners await!

GOSU AI Assistant: Why You Should Go For It?

Now that you know how to set your PUBG launch options, the next step is to try to further improve your in-game performance to win more chicken dinners.

You can do this by mastering the various landing zones in every map. The GOSU AI Assistant can help you analyze your landing zones and tell you if these are good places or not.

On top of all these, the GOSU AI Assistant will give you insightful post game stats so you know what aspects of your game needs to be improved.