Best Minecraft Settings for Performance (Increase FPS)
Minecraft is one of the most popular and beloved sandbox video games to have ever existed, and it seems like everyone who plays the game simply adores it. Unfortunately, not everybody who plays the game actually gets to enjoy it with high FPS and smoothness. That’s because Minecraft is a large game which has to render and entire 3D world, therefore it can be taxing on both computers and devices.
Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can boost performance in Minecraft, ultimately making your game run faster and be more enjoyable. One of the best ways is by adjusting Minecraft’s own in-game configurations. There are also some other things, but we’ll show you them later in this guide.
To optimize your Minecraft settings, you’ll first need to get into the “Video Settings” section within the options menu. This can be done by loading into Minecraft until you reach the homescreen, then navigating to the “Options” button and clicking on it. After that, you’ll see the “Video Settings” button, click on it and you will be taken to the Video Settings menu which looks something like this:
Depending on your game version, this Video Settings menu may look slightly different to yours. Regardless of which version you play on, the majority of the configurations should be the same, so try to follow along as best as you can.
Once you have your Video Settings menu open, you will want to change some, if not all of these settings to what we have listed in dot points below. This will ultimately help you to maximize Minecraft’s performance and hopefully gain better frame rates from it.
Best settings to increase performance in Minecraft:
- Fullscreen Resolution: 1920×[email protected]
- Biome Blend: OFF
- Graphics: FAST
- Smooth Lighting: OFF
- Use VSync: OFF
- Minimap Levels: OFF
- Render Distance: 2 chunks
- Max Framerate: Unlimited
- Clouds: OFF
- Particles: Minimal
- Entity Shadows: OFF
- Entity Distance: 50%
After you’ve changed all of your settings to what we recommend above, your new Video Settings menu should now look something like this:
Aside from these settings, you could also try reducing your FOV (Field of View), that may also help to give a small boost in game speed.
Alternative ways to increase FPS
From what we’ve found, optimizing your in-game settings is the best way to increase overall performance in Minecraft. Although there are still some other methods that you can use if you’re needing extra fire power. Let’s get into them:
Close background programs
An effective way to increase your frames per second is by closing any background programs or applications on your computer. For example, you may have Google Chrome, FIrefox, Spotify, or even other games open while you’re playing Minecraft. These other programs can, at times, significantly hurt your frames because of the fact that they also require resources from your computer to run. To make Minecraft run the absolute fastest possible, you’ll want your computer to be solely focused on Minecraft, and not dedicating power to anything else.
Another trick that you can do is to install the mod OptiFine. What this mod basically does is it helps better your game performance, allows more customizable settings (which can in turn also help better performance), plus it also gives you a neat feature which allows you to zoom in as if you had binoculars.
Here is a helpful video from the YouTuber “The Breakdown” which shows you exactly how to download and install the mod:
Update your graphics drivers
For whatever activities you do on your computer, and especially for gaming, it’s crucial for you to keep your graphics drivers up-to-date. By not keeping your drivers up-to-date, you may be missing out on increased benefits which come along with the performance updates in drivers.
To update your graphics drivers, you will first have to find out what type of graphics your computer uses. Here is a simple tutorial from “Techddictive” on how to find what graphics your desktop uses.
Upgrading your computer
If Minecraft is still running slow after all of the previously mentioned tips, then it’s probably a sign that you need to get a new computer. If you’re interested in buying a new computer that will work great for Minecraft, we have a helpful guide for the best PCs for Minecraft.