Best Valheim Settings – Comprehensive Guide 2021

In this post, you will find the best settings for Valheim to optimize your game, increase performance, and increase visibility in-game. The main focus will be to optimize the graphics settings of Valheim to boost your fps depending on your hardware, but I will also quickly go through the rest of the settings tab, such as the controls, audios, and misc settings.

Even though Valheim is not a heavy game in terms of PC hardware, a lot of you out there might face performance issues because you are playing it on your old pc or laptop. Below you will find instructions and suggestions to optimize your settings to make your game at least playable.

So let’s start !!

Valheim Beautiful graphics

Best Valheim Graphics settings

Let’s start with graphics which is the most important section of Valheim settings, especially when boosting your fps and generally increasing performance. The game isn’t graphically demanding, so with a decent GPU, you should be able to max out the graphics settings, but there are a few that you should pay attention to because they make the game feel and look bad.

  • Resolution: Choose your monitor’s native resolution + the refresh rate of your monitor. You can lower the resolution if you are really struggling with your fps and cap the refresh rate at the closest value of fps you are getting in-game.
  • Fullscreen: Always try to play on Fullscreen because you’ll get higher performance and FPS.
  • Vegetation Quality: Medium
    • Depending on your PC, you can go higher or lower on this setting.
  • Particle Lights: Medium
    • Depending on your PC, you can go higher or lower on this setting.
  • Draw Distance/Level of Detail: Medium
    • Medium-High if possible.
  • Shadow Quality: Low
    • If your pc can handle High shadow quality, then go for it.
  • Bloom: Enabled
  • Soft Particles: Enabled
  • SSAO: Enabled
  • Depth of Field(DOF): Disabled
  • Sun Shafts: Enabled
  • Anti-Aliasing: Enabled
    • You can disable this on low-end PCs
  • Motion Blur: Disabled
  • Chromatic Aberration: Disabled
    • It works mostly on areas with high contrast, but it’s not worth it.
  • Tesselation: Enabled
  • Vsync: Disabled
Best Valheim Graphics Settings

Best Valheim Audio Settings

Not a lot of options here; just get the volume as high as possible, Effects around the middle of that, and turn of the music volume.

  • Volume: 80 – 100%
  • Effect Volume: 50%
  • Music Volume: 0%
  • Continuous Music: Enabled
Best Valheim Audio Settings

Best Valheim Control Settings

The control settings in Valheim are mostly a personall preference, but here are my settings so you can get an idea.

  • Attack: Mouse-1
  • Secondary Attack: Mouse-3
  • Block: Mouse-2
  • Use: E
  • Forsaken Power: F
  • Hide/Show Weapon: R
  • Jump: Space
  • Run: L-Shift
  • Crouch: L-Ctrl
  • Alternative Placement: L-Shift
  • Forward: W
  • Left: A
  • Backward: S
  • Right: D
  • Mouse Sensitivity: Test it until you are comfortable with your mouse movements.
  • Invert Mouse: Disabled
  • Gamepad Enabled: Enabled
  • Auto-Run: Q
  • Toggle Walk: C
  • Sit: X
  • Inventory: Tab
  • Map: M
  • Zoom Out: ,
  • Zoom in: .
  • Deconstruct: Mouse-3
  • Build Menu: Mouse-2
  • Prev Build Item: Q
  • Next Build Item: E
Best Valheim Controls Settings

Best Valheim Misc Settings

  • Language: Your preferred language
  • Camera Shake: Disabled
  • Show Key Hints: Enabled
  • Immersive Ship Camera: Enabled
  • Right-Click Build Selection: Disabled
  • Scale GUI: 100%
Best Valheim Misc Settings

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.

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Conclusion

Valheim doesn’t have many rooms for optimizations from the in-game settings, so if your main focus is to achieve even higher FPS, you’ll have to focus on your Windows settings and optimizations and hardware. I hope this guide helped you out, and I would love to let you know your thoughts!

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