For some reason, FromSoftware thought it was a good idea to lock FPS in the recently released Elden Ring. The default 60 FPS cap on PC can be a hindrance for players seeking a more fluid and immersive experience. Due to this, people with high-end GPUs like 40-series are unable to take full advantage of their PC’s power. Luckily, there is a slight workaround that can be done in order to increase FPS past 60. In this Elden Ring guide, we have detailed all there is to know about how to unlock FPS.
Elden Ring Unlock FPS
Before we begin, do note that the method involves using an external application. On top of that, it does not seem to work in the game’s Online Mode. Also, do note that FromSoftware can also potentially ban people for using external programs. Please use it at own risk!
To begin, download the mod from the GitHub. Installing the mod is as simple as it can get. Simply follow the instructions on the download page and it should work without any issues.
Lastly, make sure not to play the game in the Online Mode as it can get the account banned from the developers – make sure that the EAC is not running while playing the game. Also, never turn on Vsync while using the mod, otherwise, it will not work. Below, we have provided a complete list of all the changes that can be used with the mod:
- does not modify any game files, RAM patches only
- works with legit, unmodified steam version as well as with unpacked, not-so-legit versions
- unlock frame rate (remove FPS limit)
- remove forced 60 Hertz (Hz) limit in fullscreen
- increase or decrease the field of view (FOV)
- add support for widescreen monitors
- game modifications
- global game speed modifier (increase or decrease)
- disable losing Runes on death
Nvidia Control Panel Settings
For those with NVIDIA graphics cards, unlocking FPS involves tweaking settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel.
Accessing the Control Panel
Right-click on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
Shader Cache Size
Navigate to 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings. Find ‘Shader Cache Size’ under Global Settings and set it to ‘Unlimited’. This change allows the graphics card to store more shader cache, reducing load times, and potentially improving frame rate performance.
Other than this, you should ensure your monitor’s refresh rate is set to its maximum in your PC’s display settings. You will also need to disable Vertical Sync from the settings.
If performance issues arise, consider reverting the Shader Cache Size to its default setting or reducing the custom FPS limit set through the mod. Additionally, ensure your graphics drivers are up-to-date, as outdated drivers can cause performance issues.
And this is all we have got in how to unlock FPS in Elden Ring. For more help on the game, be sure to check out our Elden Ring wiki page.