Best Black Desert Online(BDO) Settings – Comprehensive Guide 2021

In this post, we will be taking a look at Black Desert Online(BDO) settings, and I will try to explain to you the most important settings and how you should optimizing them to increase your FPS, have a clean user interface, increase the performance, as well as disable every single annoying notification. Black Desert Online it’s quite a demanding game when it comes to hardware, not only because of the graphics and mechanics of the game but also because the engine is not well optimized.

Many players have been complaining for years that even though they are running on the latest and best hardware available, their game still has fps drops, stutters, lags, and freezes. While there is nothing we can do to fix this issue completely, the best thing we can do as players makes sure that everything else is set up correctly and working as intended. I am talking about the game settings and also optimizing our PC. You will find resources further to optimize your pc at the end of this guide.

Below you will find the best settings for Black Desert Online(BDO) for every single settings tab of the game. (Only the ones that have an impact on the game.)

Best Black Desert Online(BDO) Settings

By optimizing your game settings, you are going to make your life much easier. If you’ve read any of my previous guides, you already know this will tremendously help you still; if you are new, then welcome to my website, and trust me, it’s worth your time.

Best Black Desert Online Performance/Graphics Settings

Let’s start with the graphics settings in BDO which will determine a big percentage of the games performance and fps. The focus here is to boost your FPS in Black Desert Online while maintaning an acceptable quality on the graphics.

  • Texture Quality: Depends on your PC.
    • The texture quality setting really depends on your hardware, so you’ll have to test it by yourself. Keep a value that gives reasonable frames per second, preferably as close as possible to your monitor’s refresh rate.
  • Graphics: Same as Texture Quality
  • High-End Graphics: If you are not running on the latest GPUs, then disable this.
  • Anti-Aliasing: Disable
Black Desert Online(BDO) Best Graphics & Textures settings
  • SSAO: Disabled
  • Display Filter: Enabled
  • Faraway Objects: Disabled
  • Depth of Field: Disabled
  • Faraway NPCs: Disabled
  • Hit Effect: Enabled
  • Reduce Snow Build-up: Disabled
Black Desert Online(BDO) Best Graphics & Textures settings (Part 2)

Optimization Settings

Here you’ll find some optimization settings to increase the performance and fps of BDO in your PC by just enabling a few of them.

  • Auto Frame Optimization: Enabled
  • Upscale: Disabled
  • Low-Power Option: Disabled for more FPS, but enable if you are streaming because it can cause other programs to start lagging.
  • Attack Decisions: Enabled
  • Performance Optimization: Enabled
  • Effect Optimization: Enabled
    • Prioritize Performance: Right side of the slider. (If you have a good pc build, you can try prioritizing effects)
Black Desert Online Optimization Settings
  • Character Optimization: Enabled
    • Prioritize Performance: Right side of the slider. (If you have a good pc build, you can try prioritizing effects)
  • Hide Other Adventures: Enable this to hide other players, which can increase the performance in cities.
Black Desert Online Optimization Settings (PART 2)

Best Black Desert Online(BDO) Display Settings

This is like the rest of the graphics settings which are also important and crucial for the performance of the game and the frames per second you can achieve.

Game Window Settings

Playing BDO in full screen is very important because you will have less input lag to react faster to your enemies and boost your FPS and performance overall. This could also fix micro stutters you may be having in the game.

  • Full Screen/Window: Always Full Screen for the best fps and performance.
  • Screen Resolution Setting: Your monitors’ native resolution, but if you are really struggling with your FPS, you can try lowering this setting a little bit.
  • UI Scale: Recommended
Best BDO Display settings - Game Window Tab

Camera Graphics Settings

If you are just starting on Black Desert Online then i recommend the following Camera Graphics settings.

  • Camera Vision Range: 100
  • Overall Camera Effect: 0
  • Vibration: 0
  • Blur Effect: 50
Best BDO Camera Graphics Settings

Best Black Desert Online(BDO) General Settings

Under the General settings tab in BDO, you will see the Alerts tab, click on it and let’s start optimizing and disabling all the notifications that you won’t need in-game.

Alerts Settings

  • Trade: Enabled
  • Imperial Trading: Enabled
  • Others’ Loot/Dream Horse: Disabled
  • Others’ Life Skills: Disabled
  • Enhancement Success: Disabled
  • Enhancement Fail: Disabled
  • Marketplace: Disabled
  • Horse Market/Worker Exchange: Disabled
Best BDO Alerts Settings
  • Black Spirit’s Alert: Enabled
  • Pearl Item Suggestions: Disabled
  • Guild Members Login: Disabled
  • Guild Missions: Enabled
  • Monsters: Enabled
Best BDO Alerts Settings (Part 2)

World Map

  • World Map Opening Styles: This setting can help you out if you are constantly getting lost and can’t understand the direction you should go when looking at the map. Test the options and choose the one that feels good for you.
  • Set World Map Camera Angle: Mostly a personal preference, so test it out.
Best BDO World Map settings

Misc. Settings

  • Navigation Guide Type: Personal Preference
  • Navigation Path Setting Land: Exact
  • Navigation Path Setting Water: Smooth
Best BDO Misc settings

Best Black Desert Online(BDO) Interface settings

Under the gamepad interface setting tab, you can enable the setting -> Use Gamepad. While it seems weird, it can be helpful on mini-games like fishing, where instead of W, A, S, D, you will play with the arrow keys. Also, under the UI Hotkeys tab, you’ll find any shortcut available in the game just in case you forget something and you can’t remember how to make it visible.

Best UI Settings in Black Desert Online(BDO)

The last settings part is the UI one, where you position everything visible on your screen. (Skills, buffs, etc.) Below you can find a video that greatly explains and demonstrates how to test and optimize your UI.

Guides to Optimize your PC

Below you can find some posts from me that will help you optimize your PC even more and possibly increase your FPS.

Last but not least

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Install Malwarebytes and then open it. Click on Scanner -> Advanced Scanners ->Configure Scan, and select the option scan for rootkits and also, on the right side, select all your drives and click on Scan. This scan may take a lot of time, but it can save you from serious issues especially if you use your computer for transactions, work, etc.

How to remove viruses and malware from your computer

Once the scan is completed, quarantine everything and restart your PC.

If after following this guide you still can’t optimize BDO or you feel like your PC is underperforming, you can book a PC Optimization appointment with me and I will be more than happy to help you out and solve all your problems and dramatically improve your pc performance.

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Conclusion

These were the best setting for Black Desert Online, which will give you the maximum performance and FPS, and also eliminate any fps drops, stutters, freezes, and errors/problems you may have in-game, as well as improve your user interface and make it easier for you to enjoy the game. I hope this guide really helped you out! Let me know in the comments if it really did and what’re your thoughts on Black Desert Online at the moment.

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