New World – FPS Guide

Step-By-Step of additional modifications that benefit FPS in New World. This is an excellent way to gain an extra bit of competetive advantage.

Disable Steam Overlay

The steam overlay isn’t really needed in New World. Might as well disable it to not have the overlay process running in the background while you play. Steam overlay may also cause issues with other external overlays and recording softwares.

  • Right-Click “New World” in your Steam Library and select “Properties”.
  • In the “General” tab, disable “Enable the Steam overlay while in-game”.

Windows Graphics Settings

Windows likes to reserve vacant GPU resources to give you a more consistent desktop experience. Instead we’d want to tell Windows to prioritise New World once it’s launched.

  • Right-Click “New World” in your Steam Library and select “Properties”. Select the “Local Files” tab and click on “Browse…”.
  • Open folder “Bin64”.
  • Click on the address bar to highlight the entire file location and copy it [CTRL] + [C].
  • Open Windows Search Bar. Type “Graphics Settings” and click [ENTER].
  • Enable “Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling”.
  • Under “Graphics Performance Settings”, click “Browse”.
  • Click on the address bar to highlight the current file location and paste [CTRL] + [V] your previously-copied address into the field and hit [ENTER].
  • Select/Highlight “NewWorld.exe” and press [ENTER].
  • At the bottom of the “Graphics Settings” window, click on “NewWorld.exe” and click “Options”.
  • Select “High Performance” and click “Save”.

Disable Fullscreen Optimisation

Windows usually makes an attempt to make your gaming experience better, however it’s not too great and usually results in lower FPS in most recent titles.

  • Right-Click “New World” in your Steam Library and select “Properties”. Select the “Local Files” tab and click on “Browse…”.
  • Open folder “Bin64”.
  • Right-Click “NewWorld.exe” and select “Properties”.
  • Select the “Compatability” tab.
  • Enable “Disable Fullscreen Optimisations”.
  • Click on “Change high DPI settings”.
  • Enable “Override high DPI scaling behaviour. Scaling performed by: Application”.

Always launch in High Priority

By default, all processes in windows are set to “Normal Priority”. This means that Windows will always reserve extra CPU resources that just sits idle. Normal Priority is okay for your average Windows user. If you’re serious, I assume you want your CPU to use most of your available resources for New World. This modification will permanently tell Windows to always launch New World with High Priority.

  • Open Windows Search bar. Type “Registry Editor” and hit [ENTER].
  • Highlight the entire address in the box below and copy it [CTRL] + [C].
  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
  • Highlight the current address bar in Registry Editor and paste [CTRL] + [V] the previously-copied address into the address bar of Registry Editor and hit [ENTER].
  • Right-Click the folder in the menu to the left of Registry Editor called “Image FIle Execution Options”. Select “New” ➔ “Key”.
  • Rename your new key/folder to “NewWorld.exe” without the quotation marks.
  • Right-Click your newly created “NewWorld.exe” key/folder and select “New” ➔ “Key”.
  • Rename your newly created sub-key/folder to “PerfOptions”.
  • Right-Click your newly created “PerfOptions” sub-key/folder and select “New” ➔ “DWORD (32-bit) Value”.
  • Rename your newly created DWORD-value to “CpuPriorityClass”.
  • Double-Click (open) your newly created “CpuPriorityClass” DWORD-value and type “3” without the quotation marks into the “Value Data” field. Lastly, hit “OK”. If you’re experiencing loss of system responsiveness, you might want to change this value to “6”.
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I love two things in life, games and sports. Although sports were my earliest interest, it was video games that got me completely addicted (in a good way). My first game was Crash Bandicoot (PS1) from the legendary studio Naughty Dog back in 1996. I turned my passion for gaming into a job back in 2019 when I transformed my geek blog (Re-actor) into the gaming website it is today.

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