In a game like PUBG the very first ‘fight’ isn’t actually in the gameworld itself but on the settings screen. Each player tries to find the best balance of performance and visibility, and in PUBG the correct settings can make a huge difference. 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 of 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 days pros seem to be preferring 800 DPI. That’s interesting because throughout the first couple of years of the game’s history we saw a pretty much even split between 400 and 800 DPI.
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. In fact, going higher can even cause sensor issues so we really do recommend staying below that mark.
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.
Interesting to note is that ‘only’ 60 percent of pros use a vertical sensitivity multiplier of ‘1’ (which means that the vertical sensitivity is the same as the horizontal one) though most don’t deviate too far from 1.
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.
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 high amount of PUBG professionals who are still using a 144Hz display. Over the past couple of months we’ve seen the standard shift to 240Hz though, which is the case for all of our analyzed games.
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. Feel free to check out our guide here in case you want to know more about the performance of different GPUs.