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The Best Settings for Once Human to Improve FPS
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Once Human Best Settings To Improve FPS On PC

The game looks gorgeous but lacks proper optimization to run smoothly on a wide variety of PCs.

Once Human is finally released the game feels slightly better optimized than the past betas. However, there have been a lot of instances of frame rate drops and stuttering during our testing. Once Human still needs to optimize the game further for it to have spotless in-game performance. Until that happens, here are the recommended best PC settings for Once Human so you can optimize the game and get better FPS.

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Best Graphics Settings for Once Human

In-game Graphics settings for Once Human on PC.
Source: Starry Studio via Gamepur

Once Human has a pretty wide variety of graphics settings that you can tweak to get the best balance between visuals and performance. The game does have some pretty beautiful visuals but it gets FPS drops in some areas with an abundance of monsters, objects, and enemy players.

Try out the following best graphics settings for Once Human to improve the game’s performance on your PC.

  • Display Mode: Fullscreen.
  • Resolution: Native.
  • Brightness: Personal Preference.
  • Graphics: Medium (This controls the majority of the in-game visuals).
  • Max Frame Rate: Unlimited (The game is heavily CPU bound. Only go unlimited if you have a good CPU otherwise cap FPS to 60 FPS).
  • Texture Quality: High (The High preset looks great and will support most GPUs with 4GB or more VRAM).
  • Render Scale: 100% (Anything lower will look blurry/pixelated).
  • Anti-Aliasing: TAA (FXAA looks bad and SMAA takes a hit on your performance. Hence, TAA is a great choice).
  • Shade: Low (This controls the Shader Quality and is quite demanding on the GPU).
  • VFX: Medium (A good sweet spot between visual effects and performance).
  • Distance of View: Medium (Increasing the View Distance more will result in lower FPS as your PC will have to struggle more to render farther).
  • VSync: Off (Will increase input latency otherwise).
  • Motion Blur: Disabled (Looks very bad and also gives small (perceived) performance improvement).
  • Vegetation Density: Low (Very taxing setting, best leave it at Low until a future patch optimizes the game).
  • Detail Quality: High (This isn’t a demanding setting in our testing. You can go to Medium to save some performance).

I’ve tested Once Human with these on my PC with an Intel i7-11800H CPU, RTX 3070 GPU, and 32GB RAM. I got a stable 60 FPS experience on 1600P resolution with frequent dips in performance in certain areas. Turning down Vegetation Density, Shade, and Distance of View got me the most performance improvement.

Bonus Fixes for Low FPS in Once Human PC

After configuring the best settings for Once Human, follow these tips to fix low FPS in Once Human and gain additional performance.

  • Update your GPU drivers to the latest version. You can download the latest drivers by visiting Nvidia or AMD websites respectively.
  • Make sure to use Windows Task Manager and close any unnecessary background applications.
  • Disable in-game overlays for Steam, Discord, MSI Afterburner, and any other application you’re using.
  • Enable Windows Game Mode by going into the Windows Settings > Gaming Tab > Game Mode.
  • Delete temp files on your system by pressing CTRL + R > Entering “%Temp%” > Deleted maximum files in this folder.

What are the PC System Requirements for Once Human?

Once Human PC System Requirements
Source: Starry Studio

If you’re wondering whether your PC can handle the game or not, here are the official PC system requirements for Once Human. You can compare these to your PC specifications and have an idea of how well the game will perform on your system.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 750ti / AMD Radeon R9
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space (SSD)

Smooth 60 FPS System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-12400F
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3060 / AMD Radeon RX6650 XT
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 70 GB available space (SSD)

This concludes our PC best settings and optimization guide for Once Human. We’ve tuned the settings in a way to avoid comprising on visuals too much while also maintaining steady performance. Since Once Human uses a custom-built version of Unreal Engine 5 for the Netease game, performance hitches are expected.

The tips mentioned in the guide are also a tried and tested way to boost performance and fix low FPS in Once Human. You can hopefully crank some of the settings to high once the game gets further optimized with future patches. You can check out our comprehensive Once Human tier list on Deviations next.

Interested in checking out more best settings guides on Gamepur? Read our Zenless Zone Zero and The First Descendant best settings guide.

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Ayyoun Ali
Ayyoun is a Software Engineer who harbors love for all things gaming and tech. His journey into the realm of gaming began with a PlayStation 1 and he currently likes to play on his PC. He has over 6 years of experience in the game journalism industry and has previously worked as a managing editor for eXputer. He loves to work on both popular and indie titles that intrigue him. You'll catch him either browsing Reddit, try-harding at a game or cooking in spare time.