If you want to make PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds look different, or give it’s brutal and violent world a bit more color, then ReShade is the way to go. Thanks to a tweet from the developers, we know that using ReShade will not get you into any trouble, so you can change how your game looks without having to worry about being banned. In this article we’ll teach you all about ReShade and how to use it with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
It should be noted that ReShade can cause a drop in performance, so players with performance issues should not apply ReShade to their game.
How to Use ReShade
If you’re one of the few users not experiencing any issues with low FPS in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, then you may be looking to improve the look of the game on your system. At this time, things are still unoptimized, though, so users with FPS issues should refrain from activating any kind of ReShade, as it can negatively impact performance. If you are struggling to keep a stable FPS, be sure to check out our guide on how to increase FPS.
Installing ReShade is fairly simple, though users who are not comfortable editing important game files may find themselves overwhelmed by the instructions. If you ever feel uncomfortable when making the changes listed below, be sure to take your time, or just forget about apply ReShade altogether. If you still want to install ReShade, follow the instructions below.
First, download ReShade and install it.
Now, locate the game on your computer. You’re looking for a file called Tslgame.exe, which will be located in your Steam library folder. This is normally a file path similar to this: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\PUBG\TslGame\Binaries\Win64\Tslgame.exe, but it may vary depending on your install location.
Next download the collection of shaders for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from github. Be sure to click Yes when prompted for the download.
Now, click Uncheck All at the top of the shader list and then recheck Adaptive Sharpen and Technicolor 2.
Exit the install window and launch the game. Once the game has launched, open up ReShade by pressing the default keybinding SHIFT + F2. Follow the quick tutorial to get a feel for the application.
Once the tutorial is done, collapse the Adaptive Sharpen area, and then double click on Strength for Technicolor 2 and adjust it down to 0.500. You don’t want the colors too strong, or it could cause issues trying to play the game.
Now, click on Settings, head to Usage mode, and change the program’s usage to Performance. Now you can press Reload and exit the ReShade menu.
That’s everything you need to know about installing and using ReShade with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. You should also check out our guide on how to use Steam Launch Options for more details on how to increase the performance of your game. You can also return to our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds game hub for even more helpful articles.