Gaming Console 101

Console and PC Diablo 4 Settings for Better Accessibility and Performance

Complex games such as Diablo 4 have many personalization and customization options to tweak, and it’s imperative to set up your game for the most comfortable sessions. But when there is so much, it’s easy to miss some helpful utility settings. Ensuring the game runs smoothly on your platform is just as crucial for the best player’s experience, so we’ll look at some of the most critical settings to improve your performance.

Combined Actions

Combining all the main actions on a single button is enabled out of the box. Unless that suits your playstyle and you want to have fewer keybindings, you can bind these actions separately to have more control over your characters, including the interactions while in combat and surrounded by enemies. PC players will have more flexibility with this one, while there are few options on controllers where leaving this option enabled may be beneficial.

Force Move

Looking down a few keybindings, you will find an option to bind the Force Move action. By default, the keybind is empty, but you can utilize it to hold the button and make your character follow the cursor, greatly simplifying the movement by removing the need to click your mouse.

Item Drop Sounds

Audio cues are essential in Diablo 4, helping you orient in an action-packed environment and accurately determine when you get a vital loot drop. While the loot drop sounds are triggering a dopamine release, going further down the road, you may want to reduce the number of sounds to distinguish the most wanted loot, such as Legendary or Unique items, by filtering out the audio for lesser quality loot. Now, hearing the item drop, you will know it’s something of the desired category.

Considering the rare chance of a drop of Unique items, you should leave the slider at least on Legendary quality. However, it’s worth setting the filter to Unique quality when you are target farming the new Endgame bosses for the class unique or uber-unique pieces of gear. And if it takes way too long to get the desired drop, consider leaving the farm to Diablo 4 boost services instead of waiting many hours for the precious sound.

Error Message Sounds

I’m certain you’ve encountered spamming errors like «Not while I’m in town.» or «Cannot carry anymore.» and wondered how to get rid of them. Here’s the solution – scroll down to the bottom of the Sound settings page and completely disable the error voice-over or replace it with a neutral error sound. Enjoy the silence and the ambiance of the Sanctuary without annoying remarks.

HUD position

It is possible to switch from the default centered position of the UI elements and place them compactly on the left side of your screen. This particular customization option is completely up to the player’s preference, freeing up a little space in the main area of focus. Personally, I prefer the default positions to track resources and ability cooldowns while in combat.

Advanced Tooltips

One of the most important things in gearing is to properly evaluate the quality of acquired loot and plan your character progression accordingly. Doing this without toggling on the Advanced Tooltip Information and Advanced Tooltip Compare options is a handicap. These provide extended information about the item’s secondary stats, allowing you to see the possible range of the stat proc, such as Critical Strike Chance or the damage bonus on your Legendary Aspect. Being able to identify if your roll landed in the lower end of the range or closer to the maximum, you will always know if the item in your bags is worth keeping. For example, I was lucky to get maxed-out damage against Slowed Enemies and came close to the max roll with the Stunned, while my Critical Strike damage barely made it higher than the lowest possible roll.

Graphics Settings

Finding the balance between looks and performance is essential to enjoy the game fully, and certain options can help you smooth your experience.

Disable Vertical Synchronization

Not only does this feature cause a noticeable input lag and potentially some stutters, but it does nothing to help you unless you are playing on a really low refresh rate. Both the G-Sync and AMD Freesync are superior options to eliminate any possible screen tearings if you ever experience any. Speaking of the input lag, check another setting called the Nvidia Reflex Low Latency that can noticeably improve the input delay.

Resolution Percentage and DLSS

These options allow you to scale down your native resolution, sacrificing the maximum detalization for better performance on lower resolution. The Nvidia DLSS option is available for high-end graphic cards and will soften the image to boost the FPS based on the selected profile. You may prioritize the performance or balance between the graphics and the extra frames. 

Other Performance Settings

You can win the most FPS by working with the most impactful graphical settings, including:

  • Shadows Quality
  • SSAO (Screen space ambient occlusion)
  • Fog
  • Geometric Complexity


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