While work is ongoing to improve performance, there are some things you can do on your system to help improve your frame rate, and ensure Nosgoth runs smoother. Here, we’ll run through a few options we feel are important. This is a basic guide, but a great starting point.

For a super helpful community-written guide with some configs, tweaks and extra tips, we highly recommend this thread! It's really detailed, so a big thank you to zzott for putting the info together!

We'll be updating this thread with other specific settings or tips that come up.

1. Updating video card drivers
This may be preaching to the choir to some, but for many, updating drivers frequently slips by the wayside, but is really important. Updated drivers often contain improvements, optimizations, and bug fixes. If you’re using a driver that came with your PC/card, it has likely been updated several times over by now, and updating this driver can make a huge difference.

First, you’ll need to check which card you have. If you’re not sure, the easiest method to checking this is with a quick “dxdiag”.

• Hit the Windows key and the R key at the same time to bring up a prompt to run a program, and enter “dxdiag” (without the quotes)
• Go to “Display”, and check the manufacturer name and card model there
You’ll then have to visit the graphics card manufacturer’s website to download updated drivers, if it wasn’t done automatically (like NVIDIA, AMD). It may be you have a driver/software installed for your card that prompts when there’s an update, if so, it’ll make your life easier to make sure to install those!

2. Adjusting your in-game settings
You can improve your performance in-game by tweaking your settings, such as anti-aliasing, texture detail, shadows. Lowering these settings can improve your performance a lot, so play around with these settings to achieve a balance where you get a good frame-rate, and are happy with the visuals. Setting everything to the lowest options won’t look as pretty, but will run faster!

Try setting everything to the lowest values initially, and make sure it runs well, before you start turning them up again and find a good middle-point, depending on how powerful your system is.

3. Community Configs/Settings
If you want more specific help with configs and how to get higher performance at the cost of visuals, check out this guide on the forum with detail.

4. What other software is running?

Having a lot of programs open at the same time can affect performance, so a bit of a general tip, but it’s good to make sure you don’t have too many unwanted apps running, or anything that’s taking up too many resources.

Check what’s running at startup through “msconfig”
• Hit windows key + R again and this time type in “msconfig” (without quotes)
• Click on “Services”, and check “hide all Microsoft services” so you don’t mess with any Microsoft processes you need
• Check through the list for other software that runs at startup, and disable any you don’t want or need. A lot of software, when initially installed, ends up running at startup so you may have a bunch of programs here you don’t actually want running in your system tray. Disabling them from startup can help speed things up.

Check what programs are running
Generally good practice, but check what other programs you have open while you’re playing. It could be you have something open that’s quite resource intensive, so try closing other software to see if it improves your performance.
Some players report using an app called “GameBooster” helps, as this automatically shuts down unnecessary software you are running.