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Best Black Desert Online(BDO) Settings – Comprehensive Guide 2023

Last Updated on 1st February 2023

Every modern PC can handle Black Desert Online with ease on relatably high fps. The main focus of players looking for the best Black Desert Online settings is to achieve the highest FPS possible, lowest input lag and latency, and have the smoothest possible gameplay.

Apart from those settings, it’s also important to optimize your mouse, control, and sensitivity settings. I am not the most experienced Black Desert Online player, so I will suggest you settings from Pro Black Desert Online players.

Below I will go over everything you need to know about Black Desert Online camera settings, controller settings, binds, graphics settings, and even sound settings. If you’ve played Black Desert Online for any time, you should have released that the default settings don’t allow you to play at your best potential.

Sticking to the default settings will disadvantage you no matter how good you are. So we will improve all the settings to get you the most benefits.

Also, at the end of this post, you’ll find resources to optimize your PC to achieve higher performance, fps, less input lag, and less latency in Black Desert Online and any other game you might be playing.

Best Black Desert Online settings

When it comes to the best Black Desert Online settings, whatever you may be looking for, you will probably find it in this guide.

I will go in-depth in every important setting and give you some suggestions from my experience or from my research on the best Black Desert Online Pro player’s settings.

Best Black Desert Online Performance/Graphics Settings

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

  • 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 game’s performance 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. 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 monitor’s 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 start optimizing and disabling all the notifications 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.

Enhance your gaming experience

If, after following this guide, you still can’t optimize the game 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.


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 your thoughts on Black Desert Online at the moment.

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