Metro Exodus PC Optimization Guide: How To Boost Performance

Metro Exodus PC Optimization

Metro Exodus is a demanding title but it does have impressive graphics. If you are having trouble running the game at 60 FPS then this Metro Exodus PC optimization guide is going to help you with that.

Metro Exodus PC Optimization – Get Higher FPS Ingame

Starting off, you should check the requirements for the game to make sure that your PC is powerful enough to run the game in the first place. Once you know that your PC is capable of running Metro Exodus, you can move on to other steps and tweaking the settings.

There are different settings that you should use at different resolutions depending on your goal. If you are using an Nvidia graphics card then you should open the Nvidia control panel. Select the tab Program Settings and find Metro Exodus. In case you can not find it then click on Add and try to find it here. Use the following settings:

  • Maximum pre-rendered frames – 1
  • Monitor Technology – G-SYNC (if applicable)
  • Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration – Single display performance mode
  • Power Management Mode – Prefer maximum performance
  • Texture Filtering Quality – Performance
  • Vertical Sync – Disabled
  • Threaded Optimization – Enabled
  • Preferred Refresh Rate – Highest available

Apply these settings and then go to Adjust desktop size and position. Here, check the override the scaling mode set by games and programs and click apply.

Metro Exodus PC Optimization

PC Settings

Depending on the kind of PC you have and the resolution that you are aiming for, use the following settings:

Entry-level PCs
You should have a GTX 970 or better graphics card to play Metro Exodus on Low at 1080p 60 FPS. The following are the settings that you should use.

  • Low Quality
  • Texture Filtering: AF 4x
  • Motion Blur: Low
  • Tessellation: Off
  • Advanced PhysX: Off
  • HairWorks: Off
  • Ray Tracing: Off
  • DLSS: Off (you can put it on On if you have an RTX 2060 or higher graphics card)
  • Shading Rate: 50%

Mid-Range PC
You can play the game at medium settings with the GTX 970 but you are not going to get 60 FPS. You will be able to get mid 40s. If that is fine with you then you should go for it.

The GTX 1070 is ideal for playing Metro Exodus at 1080p high settings. You can even play the game at 1440p with the same card if you turn the settings down to medium.

  • Medium Quality
  • Texture Filtering: AF 4x
  • Motion Blur: Low
  • Tessellation: Full
  • Advanced PhysX: On
  • HairWorks: Off
  • Ray Tracing: Off
  • DLSS: Off (you can put it on On, if you have an RTX 2060 or higher graphics card)
  • Shading Rate: 100%

High-End PC
The GTX 1070 Ti is able to run the game at Ultra settings at 1080p. If you have something similar then you will be able to play the game at high and ultra setting at 60 FPS. It can even run the game at 1440p if you turn the settings down to medium.

  • High Quality
  • Texture Filtering: AF 16x
  • Motion Blur: Low
  • Tessellation: Full
  • Advanced PhysX: On
  • HairWorks: On
  • Ray Tracing: Off
  • DLSS: Off (you can put it on On, if you have an RTX 2060 or higher graphics card)
  • Shading Rate: 100%

Enthusiast PC
If you have an enthusiast PC and a graphics card like the RTX 2080 or 2080 Ti then you will be able to play the game at 4K.

  • Ultra Quality
  • Texture Filtering: AF 16x
  • Motion Blur: Normal
  • Tessellation: Full
  • Advanced PhysX: On
  • HairWorks: On
  • Ray Tracing: Off
  • DLSS: On
  • Shading Rate: 100%

That is all for our Metro Exodus PC optimization guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guides hub for everything that you need to know about the game.