GTA V Steam Launch Options to Boost FPS and Fix Lag

Many gamers want to know which are the best Steam launch options for GTA V. Well noobs2pro is here to help you with the latest and most advanced Steam launch options for GTA V and GTA V online. I recommend adjusting the settings as per your need to get the best performance for your system. So without further ado here are the Steam launch options for GTA V:

How to set GTA V Launch Options:

  1. Right-click on the game title (Grand Theft Auto V) under the Library in Steam and select the Properties option.
  2. Under the General tab click on the Set launch options button.
  3. You will need to enter the launch options you wish to apply. (A list of launch options is given below)Once done you can click OK to apply the settings.
  4. Restart the system and launch the game for better performance and gameplay.

My recommended Steam launch settings for low-end systems are as follows:

-anisotropicQualityLevel 0 -fxaa 0 -grassQuality 0 -lodScale 0.0 -multiSample 1 -noInGameDOF -noquattransform -shadowSoftness linear -particleQuality 0 -pedLodBias 0 -postFX 0 -reflectionQuality 0 -SSAO 0 -shadowQuality 0 -tessellation 0 -textureQuality 1 -vehicleLodBias 0 -waterQuality 0

For everyone else, I recommend using custom settings. I will explain each of the settings below. Make sure to adjust according to your requirements. The steam launch options allow us to go below normal settings in GTA V. You can only select normal when you lower your GTA V graphics settings.  But with steam launch options you can go even lower in terms of graphics quality. So let’s begin.

Steam Launch Settings GTA V and GTA Online


This option sets the anisotropic Filter Quality in GTA V settings. You can choose a value between 0 and 16. 0 for best performance and 16 for best quality. Level (0-16)


  • This setting Sets the FXAA quality in GTA. You can choose a value between 0 to 3. Where 0 is disabled and 3 is the max setting. (0-3)


As the name suggests this parameter sets the grass quality in GTA 5. It takes values from 0 for the lowest quality and 5 for the highest quality. (0-5)


Lod stands for the level of detail. This parameter sets the LOD Distance Level. It takes values from 0.0-1.0 where 0 is the lowest and 1 is the highest (0.0-1.0f)


This option sets the level of multisampling. The number of multisamples you can choose are as follows (1, 2, 4, 8, or 16)


Disable In-game DOF effects. It can help boost FPS for low-end systems.


Tells GTA V to not use quaternion transforms for placed entities. You get better performance but lower graphics.


Determines the level of Shadow softness. Linear is low whereas soft 16 is the highest. You can select between linear, rpdb, box 4×4, and soft 16.


Set particle quality in GTA V settings. You can set it at 0 for low and 2 for the highest settings. (0-2)


This setting sets the Pedestrian’s LOD Distance Bias. It can take a value from 0.0 to 1.0 (0.0-1.0f)


It helps set the postFX quality. You can select the lowest quality with 0 and the highest with 3 (0-3)


As the name suggests this setting sets the reflection quality in GTA V steam launch settings. 0 for the lowest quality and 3 for the highest reflection quality. (0-3)


Sets the SSAO quality in GTA V and GTA Online settings. 0 is used for the lowest settings whereas 2 is used for the highest. (0-2)


As the name suggests this steam launch option sets the shader quality. 0 for the lowest quality and 2 for the highest quality(0-2)


It sets shadow quality. I recommend keeping this at low if you want High FPS. 0 is the lowest quality shadow setting whereas 3 is the highest quality (0-3)


It sets the tessellation effect on and off. 0 is off and 3 is the highest quality. (0-3)


The most important graphics setting in GTA V. It sets the texture quality in the game. 0 means the lowest quality and 2 means the highest quality(0-2)


Sets the Vehicle level of distance. You can set the LOD Distance Bias at 0.0(0.0-1.0f)


It sets the water quality in GTA V. 0 is for the lowest water quality and 1 is the highest. (0-1)

That’s all folks. These were all the steam settings that you need to use to boost performance in GTA V and GTA Online. You can also check out the GTA V graphics settings guide.

If you want to improve GTA V and GTA Online performance even further then you can change the process priority for GTA V using the task manager. Set GTA V’s priority to “High.” so that more resources are allocated to GTA V. You should also set the Rockstar Social Club overlay and GTALauncher priority to “Low”.

If you want this to happen automatically then use the following method.

Step 1: Create a text file.

Step 2: Copy the below code

start steam://rungameid/271590
timeout 60
wmic process where name="GTA5.exe" CALL setpriority "high priority"
wmic process where name="gtavlauncher.exe" CALL setpriority "idle"
wmic process where name="subprocess.exe" CALL setpriority "idle"

Step 3: Save the file with a .bat extension. Now Run this file to launch GTA V instead of the regular shortcut icon. This mini script will automatically set the process priority as high for GTA V.

That’s all folks these were some tricks to speed up GTA V performance. If you know more ways to boost GTA V settings then let me know in the comment section below. Happy Gaming.

See you in-game.

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