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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Steam Launch Options, What They Do

by Josh Hawkins

Early Access games can have a myriad of issues when they launch, including unoptimized game engines. This often leads to players having lower performance when playing the game, which has led to many users concocting Steam Launch Options that can help the game use your system to its full ability. In this article we’ll discuss PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Steam Launch Options, what they are, how to use them, and which ones are useful in the game.

What Are Steam Launch Options

Steam Launch Options are basically command line commands that force the game to launch with specific parameters. This can be extremely useful for Early Access titles, like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which are not currently fully optimized for the various system setups available in the world. You can find various types of commands that can force the game to run in a lower DirectX version, or even use more of your CPU’s cores to increase performance.

We’ve already discussed quite a bit about how to increase your FPS in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and the options that we’re going to discuss today, can also be used in conjunction with those changes listed in that guide to increase performance and give you a smoother experience.

How to Use Steam Launch Options

Steam Launch Options can be applied directly from your Steam Library. Launch the Steam Application, navigate to your Library, and then right-click on the game that you want to add options to.

After right-clicking, navigate down to Properties and select it. This will open a new window with several tabs. Don’t worry about the other tabs, instead, focus on the General tab you the window opens on.

Look down in the second section of this window to spot the Set Launch Options button.

If you left-click on this option, a new window will open, which you can write commands into. Once you’ve inputted the command you want to launch the game with, simply press OK to save it, and then close the Properties window.

Take a look at the video below for more details about increasing your FPS in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Alternatively, you can also check out our guide on how to get better FPS.

Useful Steam Launch Options

Now that you know what Steam Launch Options are, and how you use them, it’s time to take a look at a couple of useful commands you may want to utilize to increase your game’s performance. Currently there are only two commands you’ll want to add, as the effects of others have not yet been confirmed as actually helping the game. The two that we’re going to look at will force the game to use more of your CPU’s power, as well as launch the game in DirectX 10, which could improve performance on some lower end computers.

  • -d3d10

When inputting these commands into your Steam Launch Options window, the line will look like this: –USEALLAVAILABLECORES -d3d10

Now that you know how to use Steam Launch Options, be sure to head back over to our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds guide for more helpful articles like our full list of medical items and their purposes, as well as our guide on how to find the best assault rifle for your playstyle.