Best FPS and Performance settings for Paladins

Paladins is one of Steam’s most-played games. Paladins Champions of the Realm is a game made by Hi-Rez Studios. It is free to play, and an online game with a large international player base.

So to help you get a competitive advantage in the game, here are the best settings and performance improvement guides for the Paladins Gameplay experience along with the launch options optimization.

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Best Settings For Paladins Champions of The Realm:

There are three settings that you can change in Paladin Champions of The Realm:

  • Steam Launch Settings
  • Ingame settings of Paladins
  • Editing Choassystemsettings.ini file

Steam Launch Options for Paladins

How to open the Steam launch options for Paladins:

  • Open the Steam launcher
  • Go on the Library tab as shown
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  • Right-click on Paladins
  • Select Properties from the options and go to the General tab
  • Click “Set Launch Options”
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-USEALLAVAILABLECORES -nomansky +mat_antialias 0 -high

Copy and paste the settings above to get an FPS boost in the game for a competitive edge.

Here is what each command does. You can remove the ones you don’t need from the launch options:


It tells the game to use all the CPU cores available for the system. This can improve game performance provided that you are not using other applications at the same time.


It disables special effects in the sky and boosts FPS. This is particularly effective for low-end systems

+mat_antialias 0

It disables the in-game antialias and increases the gameplay performance. Recommended for low-end systems.


It sets a high priority for the game when it comes to processing and resources.

Best In-Game Settings for Paladins

Launch Paladins, click the Settings icon then open video settings. I will guide you through each of the settings:

Video Settings

Use D3D11: Enabled for low-end systems. Disabled for high-end systems.

This setting should always be enabled for low-end systems. This can improve graphics quality as well as performance. Disable it only if you have the latest graphics card.

For everyone else, it will give an excellent boost to gameplay and performance by disabling this option. It forces direct X 11.

Resolution: Use your native one.

The best resolution is your default resolution. When you lower the resolution, the graphics will be horrible and you will have an unpleasant gameplay experience. Lower resolution should be used only if you are unable to get 60 FPS in-game.

Aspect Ratio: Use your default.

Your monitor should have a 16:9 aspect ratio by default. Widescreens have a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Screen Type: Full Screen.

Full Screen is the best choice for better performance and gameplay. You also enjoy the graphics a bit more.

Resolution Scale: 100.

I recommend the default. Do not increase it. At best you can decrease it to 95 for a significant performance boost at the price of quality. Anything lower will make the game unplayable.

Anti-Aliasing: Off.

For low-end systems turn this off. For high end systems with larger monitors enable this. By using antialiasing you can remove jagged edges on larger screens.

Vertical Sync: Disabled.

Disable this. It limits FPS and adds input lag. Should never be on in any competitive pvp game.

World Detail: Medium

The World Detail setting controls details like texture in buildings, trees, ground, champion models, etc. Remember that the higher the setting, the better visual experience you’ll have at the expense of performance.

Going above the medium settings enables lights, glow, Bloom, etc. Which are entirely unnecessary effects. Disable them to increase your game’s performance and improve your gameplay. You can spot enemies more easily and get easy kills at lower settings

Shadow Detail: Low.

The lower the better. This will help the game run much faster. Also, shadows don’t give any gameplay advantage in this game. So you can safely lower it with no issues whatsoever.

Texture Detail: Medium/High.

This setting depends on your graphic card memory.

6-8GB graphics card systems: Ultra

4GB graphics card systems: High

2GB Graphics card systems: medium/low

Particle Detail: Low.

Setting it to low gives the best performance as compared to the medium setting.

Shader Quality: Low.

There is a massive difference in the quality between the available settings. And for the low-end systems, low is the best.

For those who have good systems choosing between medium and high, it’s best to go for high without a doubt.

FoV: from 100 to 120.

This is a personal preference, but most professional players prefer a high or default FOV.

  • Apply the changes and restart the game.

You need to restart the game because the changes in texture and models are not applied until you reboot.

Editing the ChaosSystemSettings.ini file in Paladins

Editing the ChaosSystemSettings.ini file in Paladins is risky because you never know when the developers may decide that editing it is bannable. You have been warned.

For now, there are no bans when I checked the edits. But you never know.

Open run or press Win+R and then input the following line:

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\paladinslive\ChaosGame\Config

Right-click on ChaosSystemSettings.ini and open it with Notepad as shown below:

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There are many options and parameters, and I will explain the ones you need to edit so that you can make the adjustments that you need to.

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  • DynamicDecals=False

This setting disables a few secondary effects, such as temporary damage to the ground or walls caused by some weapons. Disabling this will boost FPS.

  • The following settings will also boost FPS. You can choose which ones to apply. I recommend all three.




  • These are the options affecting the shadows. Set them to half of the default value and you will get a good performance boost without any comprise in quality. The rest need to be disabled, as shown below:








Distortion effects drain a lot of FPS. Disable this to get an FPS boost.


The option will disable the bloom effect.


Anisotropic Filtering. You can set it to 2,4,6,8,10,12,14, or 16. 2 is for best performance.

Turn the following settings off as well for some extra boost:



That’s all for this option. You can save the file and start the game.


If your ChaosSystemSettings.ini file becomes corrupted, just delete it. Then do the following:

  • Open the Steam launcher
  • Go on the library tab
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  • Right-click on Paladins
  • Select Properties
  • Click on Local Files and
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
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Now the game will automatically check and download a default file for settings.

Remember to let me know how well you were able to play Paladins Champions of The Realm on your systems after making these changes.

I hope this guide has been informative for you and thank you for reading.

You can submit your own suggestions via the form as well. I am looking forward to seeing you again. See you in-game!

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1 Comment

  • You forgot this part:

    After editing the ChaosSystemSettings file -> save the file -> close the file -> right click on ChaosSystemSettings -> select Properties -> checkmark Read-Only (If not checkmarked, it’ll rewrite the file).

    P.S. If you need to edit it again, unmark the read-only, and start editing the file, once done, mark it again.

    Posted December 13, 2020

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