BEST BATTALION 1944 SETTINGS
BATTALION 1944 GUIDE FOR HIGH FPS & COMPETITIVE GAMING
Keep in mind that Battalion 1944 is in its early phase and early access and things may change regularly. The guide gets updated every patch and tested for changes.
Battalion 1944 is for many (oldschool) competitive player the game they waited for. You might describe it as a mix of CoD 2 / CoD 4 Promod with an economy system. Though the game is in an early stage and not fully optimized yet, it runs well in comparison to many other recently released (competitive) games. There are still some tweaks though, especially for people with weaker hardware.
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Battalion 1944 Ingame Settings
The in-game settings in Battalion 1944 are close to all you need. Read this part to find the best in-game settings for your system and to get a major FPS boost.
Follow the getting started guide to make sure you have no leftovers and bad configurations left.
Best Battalion 1944 Resolution
First: There is no perfect battalion 1944 resolution. You’ll see pros playing with all kind of resolutions and the biggest reason for that is preference.
But if you have a lower-end pc, thanks to Battalion 1944’s cleanness and short engagement distances, you can play with lower resolutions without a problem.
HIGH FPS CHOICES: 1600x900 (16:9), 1440x900 (16:10), 1280x960 (4:3)
BEST CHOICES: any resolution you like, just don’t go too low to not lose too much of visibility
CAUTION: The RESOLUTION QUALITY setting will affect your end resolution.
Assuming you’re using a clean, healthy and working system, best display mode with the least input lag and performance impact is FULLSCREEN, no matter what operating system and settings you’re using. Thanks to Windows 10 Fullscreen Optimizations, alt-tabbing doesn’t take ages anymore. You might run into some problems with the Windows 10 Fullscreen Optimizations though, read more about that here.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: fullscreen
BEST CHOICE: fullscreen [maybe with windows 10 fullscreen optimization]
Windowed Fullscreen has two problems: On most systems you’ll experience noticeably more input lag and a high performance decrease, the last one especially on lower to mid-end systems.
The performance decrease is something you can’t really change, the input lag however is something that you can change, depending on your Windows version – we don’t recommended it. The input lag is caused by the Desktop Window Manager (DWM), which you can’t disable on Windows 10 without much effort. If you are still on Windows 7, you can look up a guide to do that. Or just use FULLSCREEN.
V-Sync, vertical synchronization, is a technique used to “synchronize” frames between your graphics card and monitor. It has two big drawbacks though: Massive input lag and a performance decrease. Reason enough to not use it.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: NO
BEST CHOICE: NO
FOV – What is the best FoV in Battalion 1944?
FOV, the field of view, is your horizontal view in degrees. You can chose a value between 65 and 105 degrees. Beside it’s impact on performance, the FOV is a value that depends on your play style and is a thing of personal preference.
BEST CHOICE: 85-105
HIGH FPS CHOICE: 85-105
FOV performance impact in Battalion 1944
The performance impact is relatively low in Battalion, especially on low populated servers and the official game modes with a maximum of 10 players. If you play on community servers with bigger maps and more people and still have FPS problems after following the complete guide, you can try lowering your FOV.
A higher FOV means you’re getting zoomed out a bit, which might make your visibility worse, especially on lower resolutions. Just play around with it and find the best value for yourself!
FRAME RATE CAP
The frame rate cap limits your fps at the given value. If you experience frequent frame drops over 10% of your max fps, you can try to limit your FPS to that minimum value to get a smoother gameplay experience.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: 200
BEST CHOICE: 200
MORE THAN 200 FPS IN BATTALION 1944
Right now there is no way to set a fps limit higher than 200 or uncap it completely. Reason for that are possible problems and bugs you encounter with a higher frame rate than 200 FPS in Unreal Engine 4, the game engine Battalion 1944 is using. But, the devs do plan on increasing the fps limit it in the future.
The textures setting sets the overall quality level of textures and influences the aggressive the change of level of detail for texture streaming is. (aka how big the difference between the quality of textures depending on how close you need to be to them to see the highest quality)
The overall performance impact isn’t too high, as long as your GPU has enough VRAM.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: LOW
Time will tell if lower or higher quality textures will give you any visibility advantages. Seeing the developers competitive philosophy and them playing on LOW theirselves, I wouldn’t expect any disadvantages on the lowest settings (in the long run).
Resolution Quality is a percentage value that determines the real resolution your game will be rendered in. It’s also often called Resolution Scale.
If you set a value under 100%, the game will render in a lower resolution and upscale it to your set resolution, so that your UI stays sharp, but the game itself gets rendered in a lower resolution. If you set a value over 100%, the game is doing something called super-sampling, rendering the game on a higher resolution and downscales it to your set resolution. That results in a sharper game and is an alternative to anti-aliasing.
If you’re playing on 1920x1080 and the Resolution Quality to 120, your game will be rendered at 2304x1296 (1920*1,2(120%) * 1080*1,2(120%)). Your game will look sharper and less jagged.
If you set the Resolution Quality to 70, it will render the game at 70% of it’s width and height and upscale it to your set resolution. If you play Battalion at 1920x1080 with a Resolution Quality of 70, the game would render at 1344*756 (1920*0,7(70%)*1080*0,7(70%)).
HIGH FPS CHOICE: 80-100
BEST CHOICE: 100 or 120+ [preference]
A value over 100 means your game renders in a higher resolution, which means a performance decrease. A value under 100 means your game renders at a lower resolution, resulting in better FPS.
ANTI-ALIASING IN BATTALION 1944
If you don’t like pixelated, jagged corners – something you may know as staircase effect, you either use a Resolution Quality over 100 or use anti-aliasing, a technique to remove that effect by smoothening those edges.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: LOW with Resolution Quality >100 / ULTRA [preference]
Changes per setting:
- low = off
- medium = FXAA
- high = faster T-AA
- ultra = default T-AA
BATTALIONS’S ANTI-ALIASING FPS IMPACT
Battalion 1944 uses FXAA and T-AA as anti-aliasing techniques, both of them don’t have much impact on your average FPS, on lower end systems you might see increased and deeper FPS drops, something you want to avoid in a high competitive game like Battalion 1944.
Both methods, but especially FXAA introduce some blurriness, something you usually don’t want in a game like Battalion 1944.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: VERY LOW
BEST CHOICE: VERY LOW
POST PROCESSING IN BATTALION 1944
Turn post-processing to low to disable all the effects and get best performance and visibility in Battalion 1944.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: LOW
BEST CHOICE: LOW
- LOW = none
- MEDIUM = motion blur, ambient occlusion, depth of field
- HIGH = motion blur, ambient occlusion+, depth of field+
- ULTRA = motion blur, ambient occlusion++, depth of field++
(+ = higher quality option of effect.)
The effects option does not only affect the level of detail in visual effects like explosions, but also material and surface quality. Very low does not only give you the best FPS, but also the best visibility “through” grenades explotions in Battalion 1944.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: very low
BEST CHOICE: very low
FOLIAGE IN BATTALION 1944
With the option OFF you disable all the unnecessary foliage and grass, which would otherwise just cost you performance and visibility.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: off
BEST CHOICE: off
The view distance setting is greyed out in the Battalion 1944 settings menu. But you can change it via config / console command. Find more about that here.
Texture streaming is a must have, especially for people with lower end systems and GPUs with low VRAM. For many it eliminates FPS drops and freezes.
With activated texture streaming, higher quality textures get only loaded when needed. This helps to manage memory efficiently without losing much quality. Downside of this technique: If you have no SSD or a good enough hard drive you might experience more freezes and lags than without it.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: YES
BEST CHOICE: YES
Disable it. Motion Blur simulates the streaking effect of fast moving objects in images. Your game gets blurry. Nothing you want in a competitive shooter.
HIGH FPS CHOICE: NO
BEST CHOICE: NO
BATTALION 1944 CONSOLE & CONFIG COMMANDS FOR HIGH FPS
There are some additional settings that seem to be inaccessible via the in-game menu. They’re only a handful and might be redundant already or in the future. If you hoped for Battalion 1944 High FPS Configs, like you knew them from games like older CoDs, ET or Counter Strike, I have to disappoint you.
How much (or if they have any) impact on the FPS and performance is questionable too. It still doesn’t hurt to know about and set them in a logical way. If you want a complete overview of config and console commands and want to know how the config / console works, check out the esports.exposed Battalion 1944 Config & Console Guide.
- Settings.DynamicShadows = False
- Settings.SkylightShadows = False
- Settings.DecorativeTrees = False
- Settings.ChromaticAbberation = 0
- Settings.Dof = False
- Settings.ViewDistanceQuality = 0
First command is the console variant, second is the config one.
How to use Battalion 1944 config & console commands
BATTALION 1944 LAUNCH OPTIONS
There don’t seem to be any launch options to increase your performance and experience in Battalion 1944. Many of the commands you find either don’t work, are unnecessary/redundant or even from other game engines just copy pasted without any function.
BEST NVIDIA DRIVER SETTINGS FOR BATTALION 1944
The following Nvidia Control Panel settings can help to get a bit of a more stable and smoother gaming experience. I wouldn’t expect much FPS increase, it may fix some stuttering, lower your input lag and make your experience overall smoother.
Battalion 1944 NVIDIA CONTROL PANEL Settings:
- Anistropic filtering: Off
- Antialiasing – FXAA: Off
- Antialiasing – Gamma correction: Off
- Antialiasing – Mode: Off
- Antialiasing – Setting: None
- Antialiasing – Transparency: Off
- Maximum pre-rendered frames: 1
- Power management mode: Prefer maximum performance
- Shader Cache: On
- Texture filtering – Anistropic sample option: Off
- Texture filtering – Negative LOD bias: Allow
- Texture filtering – Quality: High performance
- Texture filtering – Trilinear optimization: Off
- Threaded optimization: On
- Triple buffering: Off
- Vertical sync: Off
Step by step nvidia driver settings optimization for Battalion 1944
Open the NVIDIA Control Panel, for example by right-clicking your desktop and choosing the NVIDIA Control Panel application in the context menu.
Go into 3D Settings -> Manage 3D Settings.
Choose the Program Settings Tab and add Battalion 1944 by clicking on Add.