Being a one of a kind horror journey, there is a lot to do and experience in Dead By Daylight. The higher quality you can play this multiplayer title in, the more gratifying your overall experience. However, there are some set restrictions implemented by Behaviour Interactive Inc. that can be a pain to deal with.
That does not mean that there is nothing to be done since you can take a few steps to unlock and possibly improve your graphics and frame rate cap. This method does not include any third-party software and is completely free to implement. With that said, let’s see what the method actually is.
In order to unlock your FPS in Dead By Daylight, you will need to go to AppData/Local/DeadByDaylight/Saved/Config/WindowsNoEditor. Open the file Gameusersettings.ini and edit the value of “FrameRateLimit” to 144 and change “bUseVSync” to False. Doing so will enable your game to unlock its default FPS cap.
Playing horror games on maxed-out settings is a different experience altogether. If you are blessed with a capable gaming rig, it can be really annoying to be limited by in-game caps. Therefore, this guide will be showing you an in detail method of manually changing Dead By Daylight’s graphics limits.
All Graphics Settings for Dead By Daylight
Before getting started, it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the graphical settings available in Dead By Daylight. This will help you in understanding the exact changes you need to make the game run in the best settings possible. With that said, here are all the graphical settings available:
This metric can ramp up the overall quality of your game. Every option will add more styling and features to the game. Unfortunately, Dead By Daylight doesn’t give you much options when it comes to adjusting your graphics. You can only choose from Low to Ultra. Generally, settling for High is your best bet if you aim to get consistently high frame rates.
The Auto-Adjust features uses your system’s current specifications, your monitor’s refresh rate and adjusts the game’s graphics accordingly. However, these aren’t always accurate and there’s a high chance that you might end up with sub-par settings. Therefore, we generally recommend setting them on your own.
Using the game’s automatic resolution feature, you’ll be able to get down to your monitor’s resolution with relative ease. However, you might need to adjust your resolution depending on whether you have a less capable GPU or just want to experience some higher frame rates on a lower resolution.
Dead By Daylight also features a fullscreen option. However, you won’t be able to find borderless fullscreen or other handy options. So, players who play the game on extended monitors or on ultra wides might run into some trouble.
How to Change Your FPS in Dead By Daylight
Here are the steps you can take in order to boost your FPS cap in Dead By Daylight. Make sure to restart your game in order for the changes to take effect.
Follow the Instructions below:
- Close the game and search for %appdata% in your taskbar. Upon hitting the enter button, your file explorer will open up showing some files.
- Navigate to Local and look for DeadByDaylight. Once found, open it and head to Saved => Config => Windows No Editor.
- Right Click the “GameUserSettings” file and open it with notepad. A bunch of values will show up.
- Change your “FrameRateLimit” Value to your needs. For this tutorial, we will be using 300.000000 as the base value.
- Change the “bUseVSync” value to False and press save from the file menu or simple press CTRL + S
- Right click the GameUsersettings file and click on properties. After that, click on Read-only and hit apply.
Now you will be able to get up to 300 FPS in Dead By Daylight. There is also another optional step you can perform to check if anything has changed or not. While such a big FPS jump is noticeable at first glance, you can use a counter to confirm your suspicions regardless.
To do this, simply:
- Open Steam and head to the settings tab. You can do this by clicking on the steam tab in the top right.
- From there, find and click on the “In game” tab.
- Turn the in-game FPS Counter by choosing one of the available options. These include the four corners of the screen. Choose location of this counter and press OK.
Now reopen Dead By Daylight to see your new in-game FPS. You can also use this method to change settings like your in-game resolution, music settings, and more!
Are More Settings Coming to Dead By Daylight?
For now, the answer to this question is an unfortunate no. However, we might be expecting some more customizable options to show up as more and more updates start to pile up. While you wait for the official settings to be added to the game, you can use the above method to directly edit the game files.
With regular updates coming nonstop it only seems like a matter of time before we get to see Behaviour Interactive Inc to add this feature in DBD officially.
All in all, you can use the steps mentioned above to change your in-game settings. Many players have voiced their concerns about a lack of advanced graphics options in the official forums. However, there has been no official statement by BHVR as of yet.
Another key point to note is that by using the method above, you are essentially tinkering with the core game files. There is a certain chance that you might get banned for it. However, no such incident has been reported as of yet but it is still advisable to do it at your own discretion.