If you’re an FPS gamer, you probably can’t wait to get your hands on Halo Infinite. Now that the Multiplayer Beta has been around for a while and major bugs have been fixed, there are plenty of new players looking to give Halo Infinite a try.
As an FPS, playing the game at the highest possible frame rate is always the best option. So here are the best optimization settings for Halo Infinite to optimize your system performance.
Best optimization settings for Halo Infinite
Here are the best optimization settings for Halo Infinite when running the game on Windows. These should help you get the most out of the game while running it on Windows 10 or 11. Let’s get started.
1. Select dGPU for Halo Infinite in Windows
The first thing to do is to select Halo Infinite in your graphics settings and assign your dedicated gaming GPU. While Windows is good enough at identifying games and using the correct GPU, the default settings can sometimes cause problems. Therefore, we recommend that you select the dedicated GPU to avoid such errors. Follow the guide below to get started.
Windows + i on your keyboard to open the Settings app on your system. Click on ‘Show’ on your right. Then select “Graphics” at the bottom.
Now find Halo Infinite in this list and click on it. If the app is not available in the list, you can search for it on your local storage using the option at the top. Select “High performance to select your dedicated GPU.
And that’s all! Windows will now use your dedicated GPU for Halo Infinite each time you launch the game on your system.
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2. Disable full screen optimization
Fullscreen optimizations are known to cause issues on your Windows systems with Halo Infinite. This is because the game never runs in full screen mode and only has the option to select “Windowed Borderless” or just “Windowed”. We recommend that you disable full screen optimizations in your program properties,
Find the Halo Infinite shortcut, click to select it, and then press
Alt + Enter on your keyboard to open the Properties window.
Click and go to the “Compatibility” tab.
Now check the box next to “Disable full screen optimizations”.
Click on “Apply”.
Then click on ‘Ok’ to close the dialog box.
Fullscreen optimizations will now be disabled for Halo Infinite on your PC.
3. Select dGPU for Halo Infinite in the Nvidia control panel or Radeon settings
This is another dGPU setting that sometimes seems to cause issues with games. This can happen with a Windows update, an Nvidia Control Panel update, a Radeon settings update, or a game update. Therefore, it is always a good idea to manually select your dGPU for your favorite game in the dedicated app depending on your GPU manufacturer. Follow the guide below to get started.
In the Nvidia Control Panel, press the Windows key on your keyboard, find and launch the Nvidia Control Panel.
Click on “Manage 3D Settings” on your left. Now click on “Program settings”.
Click “Add” and select the Halo Infinite .exe file from your local storage.
Now click on the following drop-down menu and select “High performance Nvidia processor”.
Click “Apply” in the lower right corner.
The settings will now be applied for Halo Infinite on your PC.
4. Make sure you are running the latest drivers, DirectX version, etc.
Now is the time to make sure that you are running the latest drivers and versions of the DirectX and Runtime applications installed on your system. It is easy to check for Windows component updates as these will be delivered through Windows Updates. For graphics card drivers, we recommend that you find the latest version available on your manufacturer’s website. However, if you are using a single asymmetric graphics card or have a mobile GPU, we recommend that you use the latest version provided by your OEM first. If it doesn’t perform as expected, we recommend using the latest Nvidia or AMD drivers depending on your GPU. Follow the appropriate guide below based on your preferences.
4.1 Check for updates to your Windows components
Windows + i and click on ‘Windows Update’ on your left. Now click on “Check for updates”.
Download and install any DirectX or Windows component updates available for your PC.
Once installed, we recommend restarting your PC even if it is not prompted by good measure.
4.2 Check for driver updates
You can check for popular OEM driver updates using the links below.
If you want to use Nvidia or AMD drivers, you can use the links below instead.
5. Check the firewall rules and change your DNS if necessary
Are you having random connection issues? Have you lost pictures inconsistently due to your network? Then maybe it is time to change your DNS to a more reliable one or one of the free options available to the public. We also recommend that you try to check your firewall rules and find unidentified ones that might block connection to Halo Infinite servers. You should also look for third-party rules that may be blocking certain Halo Infinite connections. This can not only help you troubleshoot your connection, but also improve connectivity depending on your setup.
Best graphics settings for Halo Infinite
If you are looking to optimize the graphics of your game, we recommend that you use the following settings for the perfect balance between appearance and maximum images.
- Texture filtering: High
- Geometry detail: Average
- Anti-aliasing: High
- Thoughts: Moo
- DOF: High
- The quality of the shade: Moo
- Ambient occlusion: Average
- Texture quality: Average
- Lighting quality: High
- Volumetric fog: Average
- Dynamic wind: Average
- Ground cover quality: High
- Cloud quality: High
- Quality of effects: Average
- Sticker quality: High
- Quality of the animations: Auto
- Flocking: Deactivated
- Ground quality: Average
- Quality of simulations: High
- Sensory effects: Fault
Parameters to change to increase FPS
If you want to add more images to your game at the expense of your in-game appearance, we recommend that you start by changing the following settings first. Reducing these parameters will have minimal impact on appearance while freeing up significant resources.
- Sticker quality
- Cloud quality
- Ground cover quality
- Lighting quality
If you want to add more frames at the expense of appearance, we recommend reducing the following settings shown below.
- Effect quality
- Terrain quality
- Volumetric fog
- Anti aliasing
- Texture filtering
We hope this guide has helped you optimize Halo Infinite well in order to get the maximum performance possible from your system. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us using the comments section below.