In version 8.10 we are adding new graphics effects that are designed to make tank battles even more colourful and picturesque. But it’s important to understand that all of these additions will influence game performance. That’s why at the first game launch after update 8.10, installation graphic settings for each account will be reset. In most cases, the system will auto-detect your hardware and set the game at a suitable graphics level. But sometimes performance drops may be observed. That’s why we recommend that you spend several minutes to manually change your game settings.
Let’s take a look at the new effects:
- Lens Flare — can be turned off by setting ‘Lighting quality’ to ‘Medium’ or lower.
- God Rays — can be turned off by setting ‘Lighting quality’ to ‘Medium’ or lower.
- HDR Bloom – can be turned off by setting the ‘Post processing’ option to ‘Disabled’ stance .
- Cloud Shadows — can be turned off by setting ‘Textures quality’ to ‘Medium’ or lower.
- Motion Blur – can be turned off by setting ‘Motion Blur Effect’ to the ‘Disabled’ stance.
Below you can find a list of settings, which by lowering or disabling them, you may significantly improve game performance. Please take into account that most settings are available for ‘Improved graphics’ only.
- Textures quality is not influenced by adapter performance, but requires video memory. It’s not recommended to set it to ‘High’ on low-end PCs.
- Shades quality mostly depends on overall system performance, including video card and CPU. It’s not recommended to set it to ‘High’ if one of the elements has low performance.
- Lighting quality depends on the performance of the video card. Owners of low-end and old video cards are advised to set this parameter to minimum or disable it.
- Foliage quality determines the display of grass and low bushes that are unsuitable for hiding a tank. It depends both on video card performance and the amount of available video memory.
- Additional effects quality is responsible for the display of smoke, dust, flame, explosions etc. All of these objects do not load the video card that much, but require a lot of CPU resources. So if your CPU has low performance, it’s also recommended to set this option to ‘Low’.
- Post-processing impacts different additional visual effects such as air refraction, bloom, etc. It highly depends on video card performance and is not that influenced by the amount of video memory. On low-end PCs it’s required to set this to ‘Minimum’ or to turn it off completely.
- Additional effects in sniper mode. Similar to additional effects quality, but displayed in sniper mode.
- Truck effects. Display of dust, snow and water disturbances caused by tracks' movement. It majorly influences performance. It’s recommended to turn it off on low-end PCs.
- Grass in Sniper Mode. It’s recommended to turn this option off in case of a performance drop in sniper mode.