Metro Exodus: How To Change FOV, Disable Motion Blur, Fix Black Screen At Launch Issue, & More

Metro Exodus: How To Disable Motion Blur, Change FOV, & More

In this Metro Exodus PC Error guide, you will find necessary fixes and tips to improve the overall performance of the game on PC. It involves few tweaks to the Metro Exodus game files to improve some of the settings which are not provided in-game such as; FOV, Disable Motion Blur, and so on. So let's get started without wasting any time.

Metro Exodus is the third installment in the Metro video game franchise based on the Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels. The game was released on February 15, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It received "generally favorable" reviews from the critics and fans. However, the launch was not as smooth as it looks on paper, just a few weeks before the launch of the game, 4A, and Deep Silver announced that the PC version of the game would be available exclusively via Epic Game Store (for ONE YEAR) and the game's sale was discontinued on Steam immediately after this announcement. Deep Silver cited Epic Games Store's favorable revenue split as the reason behind moving away from Steam. The decision was expected to impact the overall sales of the game but nothing of that sort happened and if reports are to believe the game's sale performance better than expected.

Metro Exodus: How To Change FOV, Disable Motion Blur, Fix Black Screen At Launch Issue, & More

Before getting into the fixes and tweaks, let's take a look at the minimum and recommended PC system requirements of Metro Exodus.

Metro Exodus Minimum PC System Requirements

  • OS* : Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: INTEL CORE I5-4440 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU : GEFORCE GTX 670 | GEFORCE GTX 1050 | AMD RADEON HD 7870
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • DIRECT X: 11 |12

Metro Exodus Recommended PC System Requirements

  • OS* : WINDOWS 10
  • CPU: INTEL CORE I7-4770K or equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU : GEFORCE GTX 1070 | GEFORCE RTX 2060 | AMD RX VEGA 56
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DIRECT X: 12

If you want to play Metro Exodus at HIGH Graphical Settings then the system requirements for it is as follows:

  • OS* : WINDOWS 10
  • CPU: INTEL CORE I7-8700K or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU : GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti | GEFORCE RTX 2070 | AMD RX VEGA 64
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DIRECT X: 12

If you want to play Metro Exodus at Extreme Graphical Settings then the system requirements for it is as follows:

  • OS* : WINDOWS 10
  • CPU: INTEL CORE I9-9900K or equivalent
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • DIRECT X: 12

Look for a file with an extension "user.cfg" (configuration). You will find this file in the directory: "C:\Users\Name\Saved Games\metro exodus\##################\user.cfg". It is in this file that you have to add a few lines (tweaks) to improve some settings.

Here's how you have to do it: Open user.cfg and press "ctrl+f" and type the command from below you want to locate (this comes from STEAM user ZeRO).

How To Change FOV in Metro Exodus

  • Step 1: You will have to add the line "r_base_fov" between "r_api" and "r_blur_level"
  • Step 2: You have to enter your FOV at the end of the "base_fov" (just before the number make sure to add a space, i.e., the text should read r_base_fov [number]).
  • Step 3: Make sure to make use of the FOV Calculator to find out the number as it uses Vertical FOV. Here are some FOV conversions for 16:9: 90=59, 95=64, 100=68. For 21:9 - 90=47, 95=51, 100=55.

How To Disable Motion Blur in Metro Exodus

Look for the following line of text and set the value to "0"

  • "r_game_mblur_scale 0"
  • "r_blur_level 0"

How To Fix Mouse Input

Look for the following line of text and set their value as provided below.

  • "mouse_curve_coef 0"
  • "sens border 2"

How To Remove Grass Shadow In Metro Exodus

Look for the following line of text and set the value to "0"

  • "r_foliage_hemi_ao 0"
  • "r_foliage_shadows 0"   

How To Fix Black Screen At Launch Issue In Metro Exodus

  • Step 1: Go to Meto Exodus game folder, the directory will read something like this: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Metro Exodus
  • Step 2: Delete .webm files - credits.webm and legal.web
  • Step 3: Update AMD/NVIDIA GeForce drivers.
  • Step 4: Restart the PC.

The other workarounds for this issue:

  • Workaround 1: Start Metro Exodus in the Safe Mode and change the resolution.
  • Workaround 2: While you are at the Black Screen, Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and start the TASK MANAGER and Switch back to the game.

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