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How to play PUBG in VR

Want to play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds in VR, but don’t know how or can’t find the best settings?

We’ve got your back - after playing hundreds of hours of Battlegrounds in VR we’ve found the best settings for playing PUBG in VR.

Minimum specifications for PUBG in VR

Heads up: Running games within Bigscreen takes twice the graphics muscle, since you're rendering both a VR environment and PUBG. Graphics cards from pre-2016 may need different settings than those listed here.

To run PUBG comfortably inside Bigscreen we recommend the following hardware:

  • Graphics card: Nvidia GTX 1060/AMD RX 570
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM or more
  • CPU: Intel Core i5/i7 processor (Specifically a Broadwell processor or newer).
  • Storage: SSD, or at least a 7200rpm hard drive

You can use older hardware, but we can’t guarantee the experience will be reliable in VR. There will be a lot of tweaking the settings to make sure the game runs comfortably, and you may experience poor performance over time.

We also highly recommend using Windows 10 with Bigscreen. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 work great too, but Windows 10 enhances the underlying APIs for games and contains performance improvements which can help improve your frame rate dramatically.

If you’re on a Mac we don’t have good news: Apple uses dated graphics cards that aren’t suited for experiencing VR right now (unless you happen to own the Mac Pro). Watch this space!

Start up PUBG and click the settings icon on the top right. We’re assuming you have a GTX 1060/1070 or higher and here’s our recommended settings to start with for PUBG to get the best experience:

  • Screen Mode: Full screen
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • FpsCameraFov: 80
  • Quality: Custom
  • Screen scale: 100
  • Antialiasing: Low
  • Render scale: 100%
  • Post-Processing: High
  • Shadows: High
  • Texture: High
  • Effects: High
  • Foliage: High
  • Motion Blur: Disabled
  • V-SYNC: Enabled

Once these are set, jump into a game within Bigscreen and see how it feels. If you notice poor performance, check you’re in one of Bigscreen’s game-optimized environments, such as Andromeda or Void.

Otherwise, troubleshoot by lowering these settings in PUBG next:

  • Anti-aliasing: Disabled
  • Post-processing: Low
  • Texture: Medium
  • Effects: Medium

Need more help?

If you’re still stuck, or the advice above doesn't help, we’d love to talk. Jump into our Discord, join our Reddit or create a thread on Steam and we’ll help you on your way. You can also email us at support@bigscreenvr.com