Playing Rocket League is fun, but when you get competitive, you always want an advantage over your opponent. One way to be the sharper knife in the drawer is to use the optimal settings for Rocket League. This way you know you've got the best response time and FPS.
We base these optimal settings on what the professionals are using out there today. And if you want to get on another level like those guys. The first step is to keep your game as optimized as it can be. Here's how starting off with the Video Settings.
Optimal Settings in Rocket League
Video settings are the settings where you could up your FPS and reaction time since you most likely have a lot of settings on, but you don’t need them, and these aren’t good for your FPS. With Rocket League’s optimal settings you can get higher FPS. Also if you have a lot of settings on you probably sometimes look at the particles, whether you know it or not, everyone does it. So to help you get the best FPS and not lose as much quality we have the following list:
|Resolution:||(This depends on your monitor, most people have a 1920:1080 16:9 monitor.|
|Window mode:||This also depends, it doesn't really matter, so if you feel like you ALT+TAB a lot, you should go to windowed or borderless. If you just play and do nothing in the time where you’re waiting for your new game, just set it on fullscreen.|
|Vertical Sync:||You shouldn't enable this, it lowers your FPS and is not necessary.|
|Anti Alias:||You shouldn't enable this, it lowers your FPS and is not necessary.|
|Render Quality:||High quality, this is necessary to keep the game look normal and not make it look like Minecraft.|
|Max FPS:||Just set this on 250, the higher your PC gets, the more stable the 60HZ (where you’re most likely playing on) will get.|
|Texture detail:||High performance, this will increase your FPS.|
|World detail:||Performance, this will increase your FPS.|
|Ambient occlusion:||Off, this is not necessary for good quality.|
|Depth of field:||Off, this is not necessary for good quality.|
|Bloom:||Off, this is not necessary for good quality.|
|Light shafts:||Off, this is not necessary for good quality.|
|Lens flares:||Off, this is not necessary for good quality.|
Controller settings (PS4)
Controller settings are one of the most important settings you have in Rocket League. This depends on whether you can do mechanics easier or not. Our preferred settings are:
- Powerslide: L1, LB
- Air roll: L1, LB
- Air roll right: Square, X
- Boost: Circle, B
- Jump: X, A
- Ball cam: Triangle, Y
- Brake: L2, Y
- Throttle: R2, RT
Deadzone and sensitivity
Push to talk: Yes
Controller vibration: No
Controller deadzone: 0.05
Dodge deadzone: 0.6
Arial sensitivity: 1.25
Steering sensitivity: 1.25
Distance: 270 - 250
Stiffness: 0.45 - 0.75
Swivel speed: 4.7 - 6.5
Trans speed: 1.50
Ball camera: toggle
Knowing what FPS you have
To see an FPS counter in the corner of your screen is a handy feature. There are a couple of programs that will show you how much FPS you have. We recommend Nvidia’s Geforce Experience (if you have a Nvidia GPU). Also, Rivatuner is a good option.
Rocket League Recommended Requirements
- CPU SPEED: 2.5+ GHz Quad core
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Windows 7 or Newer
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GTX 660 or better, ATI 7950 or better
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- FREE DISK SPACE: 5 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB
Keep in mind that this is a recommended list, not a list that will always provide the best experience. You also have other methods of speeding up your PC other than buying new components, such as our next subject, overclocking.
Overclocking can increase your clock speed, therefore, making the components of the computer faster than the limits set by the manufacturer. If you want to do this, you really need to know what you are doing. This could remove your PC / component warranty and even BREAK your components in the long or short term. If you know what you're doing, it will really help your FPS, accuracy, and smoothness in the game. Disclaimer: We’re not responsible for any damage done while overclocking.
We hope you have benefited from this article and discovered the optimal settings for Rocket League, let us know in the comments what we have overlooked, and why. We wish you the best of luck and fun in your gaming adventures!
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