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. Of these pros 47% use 400 DPI and the other 35% use 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 but our recommendation for the best PUBG setting for mouse sensitivity is 800 DPI on 1080p. This is a nice versatile sensitivity that is low enough for good accuracy while still making it easy to pull items across to your backpack while looting. If you’re using 1440p resolution you can try to up your DPI to 1000 for a similar feel.

Most used DPI
400 DPI
47%
800 DPI
35%
0%
OF PUBG PROS USE A DPI OF 800 OR LOWER

Ingame PUBG Sensitivity


To the right are the average sensitivity settings used by the professional PUBG players we analyzed. 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: 44
  • Targeting Sensitivity: 41
  • Scoping Sensitivity: 40
  • 2x Scope: 40
  • 4x Scope: 40
  • 8x Scope: 39
  • 15x Scope: 39

Best Refresh Rate for PUBG


Of the pro PUBG players we analyzed, 69% of them use a 144Hz monitor while 19% use a 240Hz monitor, so 88% of our professionals use a monitor capable of pushing more than 60 frames per second.

PUBG is locked to a maximum refresh rate of 144 frames per second, which is why we recommend going with a 144Hz monitor. If you use a monitor that can’t achieve 144Hz you’ll get a lot more screen tearing and a less enjoyable experience. You can also choose a monitor that can go higher than 144Hz but it’s not necessary for PUBG since you will only be able to see a maximum of 144 frames per second in game.

Getting a higher refresh rate monitor makes the action on the screen much more fluid and 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.

Best Resolution for PUBG



When it comes to the monitor resolution that the pros use for PUBG, 75% of those we took a look at play at 1080p resolution while only 4% of the pros play at 1440p resolution.

If your PC isn’t particularly powerful, playing at 1080p will be good enough for high frames and good visibility. If you have a more powerful PC our recommendation would be to go with a 144Hz 1440p resolution monitor because playing at 1440p gives you a huge advantage in terms of visibility and it makes enemies easier to spot whether they’re off in the distance or they’re peeking out of a window.

These monitors do come with a hefty price tag though, so based on what the professionals use it’s perfectly fine to go with a 1080p 144Hz monitor if your budget does not allow for more.

Most used resolution
1920x1080
75%
other
25%
Most used Refresh Rate
144 HZ
88%
Other
12%

Best PUBG ingame settings

PUBG Ingame Display 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!