Best Valheim Settings – Comprehensive Guide 2023

Every modern PC can handle Valheim with ease on relatably high fps. The main focus of players looking for the best Valheim 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 Valheim player, so I will suggest settings from Pro Valheim players.

Below I will go over everything you need to know about Valheim camera settings, controller settings, binds, graphics settings, and even sound settings. If you’ve played Valheim 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 Valheim and any other game you might be playing.

Best Valheim settings

When it comes to the best Valheim 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 Valheim Pro player’s settings.

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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.

Enhance your gaming experience

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


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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