PUBG – Best Settings And Options Guide


For PUBG players, the first battle happens long before their first shootout and that battle is between settings, as each player tries to find the best balance of performance and visibility. Luckily for all of you we’ve analyzed some of the top professional PUBG players and put their settings to the test to come out with one PUBG settings guide to rule them all. In this PUBG settings guide we’ll break down everything from sensitivity to in-game visual settings that will help you get the upper hand with the best balance of performance and visibility.

Best Mouse Settings for PUBG


After you’ve picked out a mouse to your liking (click here to see our list of what gear the PUBG professionals use) you’ll want to make sure that you use it correctly. You can have all the best tools in the world, but if your sensitivity is completely out of whack you’re not gonna get much pleasure out of your gear.

Sensitivity is a complex topic that depends on a variety of different factors such as your muscle memory, the resolution of your screen, the sensitivity of your mouse, and your ingame sensitivity. The goal is to find a nice and comfortable sweet spot by balancing all these so that you can perform at your best. Below is a recap of what the PUBG settings the pros use as well as our personal sensitivity setting recommendations.

Mouse DPI for PUBG


When it comes to mouse sensitivity, 82% of the pros use a DPI (dots per inch) of 800 or lower. These pros are about split evenly between preferring 400 DPI and 800 DPI. The reason for this is that most of the pro PUBG players have a history with CS:GO and other similar FPS shooters and have already developed their muscle memory around these DPI settings.

The DPI you decide on will depend on your personal preference of course, but we don’t recommend going outrageously high. We know that gaming mice seem to try to compete to offer the highest DPI settings imaginable, but there is simply no advantage whatsoever to using a DPI at anything over 1600. 

Most used DPI
400 DPI
42%
800 DPI
42%

Ingame PUBG Sensitivity


To the right we have the average sensitivity settings used by the professional PUBG players. PUBG has these values set to 50 from the start by default. While the following sensitivity settings are a good guideline to follow, your in-game sensitivity settings will depend on your personal preference and what feels comfortable to you.

Most professionals lower their sensitivity on scopes since they are used to hit targets that are further away. The lower sensitivity gives them a bit more precision when lining up shots from far away. The idea when finding the right sensitivity for you will be to find something that makes it easy for you to inspect your surroundings, while at the same time maintaining control during a gun fight.


  • Average Sensitivity: 43
  • Targeting Sensitivity: 40
  • Scoping Sensitivity: 40
  • 2x Scope: 39
  • 3x Scope: 39
  • 4x Scope: 39
  • 6x Scope: 39
  • 8x Scope: 39
  • 15x Scope: 39
0%
OF PUBG PROS USE A DPI OF 800 OR LOWER

Best Refresh Rate for PUBG


All pro players that we’ve analyzed use a monitor that’s capable of pushing over 60 frames per second.

PUBG used to be locked to a maximum refresh rate of 144 frames per second, which is probably why we see a comparatively low amount of 240Hz monitor users for PUBG. Still, the lowest refresh monitor that’s currently being used by our analyzed professionals is a 75Hz monitor, with 144Hz being the de facto standard.

Getting a higher refresh rate monitor makes the action on the screen much more fluid which can improve your ingame performance, which is why we always recommend to get a high refresh rate monitor if your budget allows it. Luckily there are many reasonably priced 144Hz monitors such as the BenQ XL2411 and ASUS VG248QE.

The advantages of a high refresh rate don’t end with the monitor though; if you’re using a system that’s pushing 60 frames per second you’ll have an input latency between 55 milliseconds and 75 milliseconds; play on a rig that’s producing 240 frames each second and that latency is reduced to values between 20 and 35 milliseconds.

Gaming at high refresh rates thus isn’t just a matter of getting a high refresh rate monitor, but it’s also a matter of getting a good gaming PC with a dedicated graphics card. We’ve been analyzing the graphics cards that the pros are using to give you an idea of the horsepower you’ll need to run the game at different framerates and different settings. The RTX 2080 Ti is the undisputed king when it comes to esports cards as you can see, but feel free to check out our guide here in case you want to know more about the performance of different GPUs.

To the right you can see an excerpt from that article in the form of the average expected frames per second (at 1920 x 1080) with three of the most popular graphics card with the professionals. It’s incredibly important to maximize your frames, but obviously it doesn’t make sense to get a top of the line graphics card if you’re running a budget build, so feel free to read our guide to get a general idea of the framerate that you should expect with different GPUs.

In any case: 144 frames per second (coupled with a monitor that’s capable of displaying those frames) is very much the new competitive standard, so we see that as the minimum if you want to be competitive, as the advantages of a high refresh rate setup cannot be denied.

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Most used Refresh Rate
144 HZ
66%
240 Hz
23%
Average expected FPS – recommended settings
RTX 2080 Ti
200
RTX 2080
188
GTX 1080 Ti
180

Best Resolution for PUBG



As mentioned earlier; getting a high framerate is very important to maximize your performance, so most the vast majority of professional players prefer to play at the standard 1080p resolution or lower. Eye candy is not important if you’re trying to be the best performing player in the server, so not a single professional PUBG player plays at 4K resolution, for example, as that would mean that you’d have to sacrifice too many frames, even with a beast of a PC.

Just under three percent of analyzed PUBG pros game at 1440p, which is doable if you have the system for it, but we would still recommend 1080p (or lower if your PC isn’t particularly powerful) for latency and fluidity reasons.

Most used resolution
1920x1080
57%
1728x1080
34%
other
9%

PUBG Ingame Display Settings


Best PUBG ingame settings
Set this to Fullscreen. This will give you the most frames per second.

Conclusion


As with many games out there you can definitely get a competitive advantage by making sure your ingame settings are up to par. You should prioritize getting enough frames (as having a low framerate can absolutely kill your ingame performance) but as always this guide should be used as a baseline rather than an absolute requirement. Experiment with your sensitivity, settings, and all of that until you feel confident that you have achieved the right balance between performance and visual clarity. 

We hope this has helped you, and good luck out there!