Increasing Performance with PlanetSide 2 If you are trying to play PlanetSide 2 but you are experiencing poor system performance when trying to do so, you may want to try going through some of the steps listed below in order to experience an improved game play experience. Ensure that your system meets Minimum Requirements In order to ensure that your system will be able to run the game properly, please review our current minimum requirements for PlanetSide 2. You can find them in our Knowledge Base at the following link: [PS2] Recommended System Specs If your system meets minimum requirements please try going through the following steps: Revert your Game Settings to Default After a game update certain settings may change and impact the game’s performance on your system. As a result, we would suggest going to your PlanetSide 2 directory, locate the UserOptions.inifile and delete it. Once you have done so, launch the game. Lower your Graphics Settings to Medium If you are currently running the game at high settings try setting all of the graphics settings (with the exception of Render Quality, which you will want to leave at 100%) to Medium. Once you have done so completely exit the game and log back in. Access a Low Population Server to test your Settings Once you have completed the first 2 steps log into PlanetSide 2, choose a server with a low population, and go to a warp-gate spawn location (any of them will suffice). Checking your Frames per Second (FPS) Once you are back in the game set the game to full-screen mode at native resolution (if you are using a larger than normal display setup simply start with one standard resolution setting for now and adjust as you see fit after these steps have been completed) then press Alt + F to display your current frame-rate in the Bottom Left area of the screen. Choose a location to look at for a moment then record your current FPS. Change your Render Quality Go into you’re your Graphics Settings and change your Render Quality to 50% (this is just temporary for this test) and make sure you are looking at the same location as you were in the previous step. Record your new Frame-Rate number and refer to the possible outcomes below: Your Frame-Rate improved noticeably: If your Frame-Rate improved considerably your graphics card is controlling your frame rate more than your CPU. You should try the next series of changes, in this order (disable these options one at a time – if they do not make a difference in frame rate then there is no need to disable the option). Decrease resolution Use a Render Quality other than 100% (try 85%) Turn down shadows Turn off options with checkboxes (no order here, cards all vary in the costs of these) Turn down lighting quality Turn down flora quality Turn down model quality Turn down particle quality and effects quality together. Turn down texture quality Your Frame-Rate did not noticeably improve: If this is the case we would suggest trying the following steps: Lower the audio quality Lower the Terrain quality Lower the particle and effects quality In the case that your performance issues persist please ensure that all of your current Video and Audio drivers are completely up to date. You may also want to try temporarily disabling any anti-virus or firewall software you may be running and see if the game performs better after doing so.