Kingdom Come: Deliverance - How to Improve PC Performance

Help your PC copy of Kingdom Come: Deliverance run a bit smoother with these tips and tricks. 

If you’ve been experiencing issues with your copy of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you may find yourself wondering how to improve the game’s PC performance.

It’s true that there are a few bugs and glitches in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, especially on PC. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you remedy these issues, and improve your overall PC performance in general.

So, to help you have a better time, read on to learn how to improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance!

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - How to Improve PC Performance

Below, you'll find a list of ways to manually improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

There are a variety of ways to improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Before we delve into some of the more complex methods, it’s worth running through a list of basic tips.

When playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance on PC, you’ll want to make sure you’re running the game in Fullscreen and that the game is set to match your native resolution.

Additionally, head to the “Advanced Graphics Settings” and make sure none of the settings are put above “High” as this can result in (you guessed it) PC performance issues.

Performance settings to turn down lower include: Shadows, Textures, Physics, Vegetation Draw Distance, and Vegetation Detail. With the basics out of the way, here are some of the more advanced ways to fix the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

One way to improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance is by disabling Vsync.

Disable Vsync and Limit Framerate in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

In PC versions of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Vysnc is “On” by default. This can result in a variety of PC performance issues. To fix this, you’ll want to manually disable Vysnc in the config file. To disable Vysnc in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you’ll need to run through the following steps:

  • Locate your Kingdom Come: Deliverance installation folder.
  • This folder can typically be found in C:\Program Files under (\Steam\steamapps\common\KingdomComeDeliverance).
  • Create a .txt file, name it user.cfg in order to create a config file.
  • Copy and paste “r_vsync=0” into the config file and then save.
  • To limit framerate, add “sys_maxfps=60” to the config file and save.

Fix the NVIDIA SLI Compatibility in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

For PC users with Nvidia SLI cards, one way to improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance is to fix your Nvidia SLI’s compatibility. To do this, you’ll want to download and install the Nvidia Inspector.

With that done, you can force SLI and overclocking on programs and games that don’t normally support this, like Kingdom Come: Deliverance. To adjust your Nvidia SLI compatibility in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you’ll want to run through the following steps:

  • Set SLI Compatibility to “0x080040F5”
  • Attempt to force NVIDIA Predefined number of GPUs on SLI rendering to 2.
  • Set SLI mode in DirectX 10 to force AFR2.

How to Fix FPS Cutscene Drops in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

You can fix FPS drops in Kingdom Come: Deliverance by pressing "Alt+Enter" during a cutscene.

In PC versions of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, some players have experienced a bug that swaps the game to “Borderless Windowed Mode” instead of Fullscreen during cutscenes. This can be a real annoyance. To fix FPS cutscene drops in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you’ll want to run through the following steps:

  • Press “Alt+Enter” during a cutscene if the FPS drops or the Borderless Windowed Mode appears to switch it back to Fullscreen.

How to Improve RAM Usage in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Last, but certainly not least, to improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you’ll want to take a look at your RAM usage. As of right now, Kingdom Come: Deliverance often fails to utilize all the RAM available in your PC.

To improve RAM usage in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you’ll want to run through the following steps:

  • Right-click on Kingdom Come: Deliverance in your Steam Library.
  • Select “Set Launch Options” then copy/paste the heapsize command for RAM amount (specific heapsize commands shown below).
  • 4GB “-heapsize 524288”
  • 8GB: “-heapsize 1048576”
  • 12GB: “-heapsize 1572864”
  • 16GB: “-heapsize 2097152”
  • 24GB: “-heapsize 3145728”
  • 32GB: “-heapsize 4194304”
  • 64GB: “-heapsize 8388608”

By running through the workarounds listed above, you should be able to improve the overall PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Additionally, Warhorse Studios will likely implement a patch correcting some of the common issues experienced by PC players of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, so be sure to keep an eye out for that patch once it drops.

What PC performance fixes do you recommend for Kingdom Come: Deliverance? Let us know down in the comments below!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to improve the PC performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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