Slime Rancher 2: How to Boost FPS & Reduce Input Latency (Best Settings)

Hopefully this guide helps you get more performance (and enjoyment) out of Slime Rancher 2.

I am surprised by the default settings for Slime Rancher 2. It does NOT run well out of the box.
I spent 5mins adjusting these settings and doubled my FPS.


Display Settings

Display settings are pretty intuitive, but you should double check this!

Resolution: Choose your native resolution (the highest)

I recommend Fullscreen and VSYNC Disabled. This is especially important if you have a adaptive sync or Gsync monitor. This goes for all games, not just Slime Rancher.

Framerate limit: 144, this should be optimal for most PCs.

FOV: This is personal preference. Choose what you like. 90 is a good choice if you are 2-3ft from your monitor. If you use a TV and sit far away, try a lower number 70-80.

Overscan: Why is this included in a game released in 2022? Go awayyy!

Graphics Settings

If you play at 1440p with a mid-range GPU like me (for example a GTX1070 or RTX2060S or RTX3060), these setting should work for you.

I went from 30FPS to 60FPS. I’m sure you can optimize further than this. Please experiment.

Start with the top-most setting as MEDIUM and tweak from there.

Shaders: HIGH, does not cost much FPS on my card. Worth it.

Antialiasing OFF, my personal preference.

Chromatic Aberration: Disabled, This has a significant FPS improvement. Also disabling it only improves the visual clarity. IMO, it’s kinda dumb to have this on by default.

Ambient Occlusion: Normal. This usually costs some FPS, but the visual gain is worth it.

Textures: HIGH, If you have less than 8GB of VRAM, consider setting textures Medium or Low.

Input Settings

This is important!

Mouse Smoothing: DISABLED …PLEASE do this one if nothing else.
It makes zero sense this is enabled by default. Smoothing adds significant input lag. Most modern games disable this by default. I hope future patches will correct this oversight.

Mouse Look Sensitivity: Just a casual reminder to edit the mouse sensitivity until it works for your style. Ignore the value I chose.

Thanks, that is all.

Thanks to BlooLake for his excellent guide, all credit to his effort. if this guide helps you, please support and rate it via Steam Community. enjoy the game.

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