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Guide: Best PvP Settings by MiNH - DR - 01-24-2016

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ARK: Survival Evolved Best PvP Settings

Guide by: MiNH
Welcome!

This guide was created to showcase video settings and launch options commonly used by competitive ARK: Survival Evolved players. This goal of this guide is to level the playing field for ARK players who haven’t already heard about these settings and tweaks. Low video settings increase performance and reduce visual clutter making enemies easier to spot.

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User Settings

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Motion Blur, Camera Shake and Camera View Bob should always be off. You can leave View Distance to Epic and just use the console command r.viewdistancescale 0 to toggle it to low andr.viewdistancescale 1 to toggle back.
 
 
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Launch options

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NOTE: When launching ARK start it in the default mode “Play ARK: Survival Evolved” otherwise it will override your launch options.Right click on ARK: Survival Evolved in your game library, go to Properties>Set launch options - input the following:
-USEALLAVAILABLECORES -sm4 -d3d10 -nomansky -lowmemory[/size]
USEALLAVAILABLECORES: forces multi-core usage (increasing performance)
sm4: forces DX10
d3d10: forces DirectX 10 -. DirectX 11 the same as sm4, forces DX10 which removes a lot of shadows example)
nomansky: forces the game to start up in ‘No Sky Effects’ by default (increasing performance)
lowmemory: forces the game to start up in ‘Low Memory 4GB mode” by default (increasing performance)
 -Forced ARK to use Shader Model 4 instead of Shader Model 5 -It forces the game to use Shader Model 4 instead of the usual Shader Model 5. The game looks and feels almost the same but you get much better performance. There is more a matte look to the game but it is not bad at all. Best performance boost out of all of these options. Engine.ini TweaksEngine.ini and GameUserSettings.ini are located in the Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor directory - Save a copy of these files somewhere in case you need to revert.
 Engine.ini
[SystemSettings]
r.SimpleDynamicLighting=0
r.ViewDistanceScale=0
r.LightShafts=0
r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0
r.AmbientOcclusionLevels=0
r.BloomQuality=0
r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0
r.SSR.Quality=0
r.DetailMode=0
r.LensFlareQuality=0
r.MaxAnisotropy=0
r.LightShaftQuality=0
r.RefractionQuality=0
r.ExposureOffset=0.3
r.ReflectionEnvironment=0
r.Atmosphere=1
r.EarlyZPass=0
r.Shadow.MaxResolution=2
r.Shadow.MinResolution=2
ShowFlag.PostProcessing=0
ShowFlag.DepthOfField=0

ShowFlag.AntiAliasing=0
ShowFlag.LensFlares=0
ShowFlag.Bloom=0
ShowFlag.AmbientOcclusion=0
ShowFlag.TemporalAA=0
ShowFlag.DynamicShadows=0
ShowFlag.MotionBlur=0
ShowFlag.fog=0
ShowFlag.Tessellation=1
ShowFlag.LightComplexity=0