Best Graphics Settings To Make Valheim Looks Better

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Valheim took the gaming world by storm, but its graphics are not as crisp as we are used to seeing nowadays, There are three settings that you can change, chromatic aberration, depth of field, and motion blur. And you can turn them off in the new survival game, Valheim, and it makes the game just that much more fun, try the settings which make your gameplay much better.

Valheim’s graphics settings are not in-depth and they are quite straightforward, all the better for this easy-to-love game, but there are a few changes you can make to certain post-processing graphics settings.


Chromatic aberration

Chromatic aberration is a weird effect that’s usually are for lenses. Lenses may find it difficult to direct each wavelength of light to the same subject, meaning some wavelengths, such as red or blue, will sit somewhat next to one another.

Because of it, some areas of images with high contrast may seem to look like those old 3D stereoscopic images.

It looks great when you are using it in photography, Which is to say it’s all that much weirder to me that chromatic aberration is often a post-processing effect that is switched on by default in video games.

Maybe it’s just it looks kind of great and doesn’t cost you anything.



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Depth of field

Depth of field is somewhat self-explanatory: objects out of your focus seem blurry. At least that’s how focus exists in real life with our human eyeballs. In games, it’s not quite as simplistic as the game doesn’t certainly know where you are looking, only where your character is looking or which way they’re facing.

With a depth of field allowed a game has to understand your view, even in third-person, is the view of a human eye with a focal point at the center. It’s all one great ploy for realism, and it can look good sometimes, but hardly ever from a third-person perspective.

Valheim disabling depth of field makes things feel as if they’re quickly rendered at 200% resolution in your periphery, it also helps when you’re scouting out an area or traveling by boat. You can see things on the horizon.

Don’t let the depth of field fool you. While it may look amazing and artistic, over the course of a long Valheim session it gets dull.

VR is sure to crack depth of field and sharp foveated rendering to reduce the graphical load one day, so maybe I’ll come about to depth of field for realism in time, but when my gaming PC is able of rendering a frame in its totality just fine I favor to keep it sharp and crisp as the day it was created.


Motion blur

Motion blur is the most hated post-processing effect of all time in video games, but I’ll accept it is a helpful tool when your system isn’t quite up to the task of running a game. It’s really a way of tricking your brain into utilizing a flipbook into silky smooth video through the use of blurring.

If you’re a PC gamer you usually have some other options to bring framerate up that will see you workaround the need for blurry solutions. Turning down the graphics preset a bit or two will cover it most of the time.

Valheim isn’t the most demanding game and it still looks great even with the graphics set to the very low settings.


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