Best Dead Island 2 graphics settings

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 butcher zombie in front of Ferris wheel
Credit: Dambuster Studios

Screenshot showing Dead Island 2 butcher zombie in front of Ferris wheel
Credit: Dambuster Studios
April 21, 2023: Struggling with stuttering in Dead Island 2? Check out our guide showcasing the best graphics settings ensuring the game runs smoothly.

The best Dead Island 2 graphics settings are hugely important if you're looking at ways to ensure the game runs as smoothly as possible. Dambuster Studios has bought the Dead Island name back from the dead and Dead Island 2 offers plenty of gory zombie-slaying action that is plenty of fun.

The long-awaited sequel for the 2011 game comes with an extensive gun list in addition to a very long list of challenges that will keep even the best Slayers busy for a while. While you're slicing and dicing, you want the game to look as good as it can, right?

Before we take a closer look at the best Dead Island 2 graphics settings, don't forget to check out our other guides revealing how to make money fast and where to find the Safe Deposit Keys.

What are the best Dead Island 2 graphics settings for console?

The first step to improving the graphical fidelity in Dead Island 2 is to switch off the motion blur. You'll find yourself spinning around quickly while fending off the undead so a clear picture is a surefire way of spotting any nearby threats with ease.

Step two involves a slight adjustment to the field of view (FOV). We recommend a FOV of 95 but this ultimately comes down to personal preference. Increasing gives you a clearer view of the surrounding area while decreasing it creates a narrow line of sight.

Perhaps the easiest way to guarantee the best Dead Island 2 graphics settings is to make sure your TV or monitor has HDR. Switch it on so you can see the entirety of Hell-A in all its gory glory.

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Credit: Dambuster Studios

Best Dead Island 2 PC graphics settings

With PCs containing all kinds of hardware combinations, finding a selection of settings to float the boat of everyone is tricky. Thankfully, we've spent some time researching the best graphics settings for low-end and mid-range PCs alongside expensive high-end machines.

Low and mid-range settings

  • Resolution: Personal preference
  • VSync: Yes
  • Maximum Framerate: 60
  • FOV: 95
  • Motion Blur: 0
  • HDR Enabled: If your monitor has it
  • Motion Blur: 0
  • Anti-Aliasing: Temporal AA High
  • View Distance: Medium
  • Post Processing: High
  • Shadows: Low
  • Textures: Medium
  • Effects: Low
  • Foliage Detail: Medium
  • SSAO: Low
  • Indirect Shadows: High
  • Depth of Field: Low
  • Screen Space Reflections: Medium
  • Material Quality: High
  • Shading Quality: Low
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2: Quality
  • AMD FidelityFX Variable Shading: On

Even though the hardware might not be the most modern, you can still enjoy Dead Island 2 with these settings. Locking the framerate at 60 avoids any screen tearing while the rest of the settings maximise visual fidelity.

High-end

  • Resolution: Personal preference (We recommend 4K)
  • VSync: No
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  • Maximum Framerate: Uncapped
  • FOV: 95
  • Motion Blur: 0
  • HDR Enabled: If your monitor has it
  • Motion Blur: 0
  • Anti-Aliasing: Temporal AA High
  • View Distance: High
  • Post Processing: High
  • Shadows: High
  • Textures: Ultra
  • Effects: Medium
  • Foliage Detail: Medium
  • SSAO: Medium
  • Indirect Shadows: High
  • Depth of Field: Low
  • Screen Space Reflections: High
  • Material Quality: High
  • Shading Quality: Medium
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2: Quality
  • AMD FidelityFX Variable Shading: On

The majority of high-end hardware allows you to run games without a limit to framerate and this is the case with Dead Island 2. These settings utilise your powerful GPU and CPU to create a buttery smooth view of Hell-A.

There you have it, that's everything there is to know about the best Dead Island graphics settings. For more, take a look at our other guides showcasing the best Skill Cards and where to find Michael's Keys.

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