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Should You Turn VRS On Or Off In Starfield?

Starfield is a role-playing video game on a massive scale with a whole galaxy and many planets and cities.

The graphics of Starfield are also quite impressive but also customizable.

A player can customize the VRS, Resolutions settings as well as the FPS of the game.

Variable Rate Shading (VRS) is a game setting that helps to improve performance by increasing and decreasing the shading on certain objects automatically. This setting can highlight important objects however, it affects the image quality.

Here, we will discuss the VRS, FPS and resolution settings and how they make a difference in your gameplay.

What Is VRS In Starfield?

VRS stands for Variable Rate Shading which can improve the game’s performance.

It improves the performance by reducing the amount of shading on certain scenes or pats.

In addition, VRS decreases the shading on background objects which helps to highlight important objects.

VRS also increases the shading on important foreground objects.

However, when VRS is on, the image quality might not be the best.

The image quality also depends on your FPS, Render Resolution scale and hardware configurations.

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What Is FPS In Starfield?

FPS, which stands for frames per second, is the value that ensures the smooth flow of a high-paced game.

Higher FPS usually means smoother performance, even during high movements.

However, Starfield provides an FPS of 30 on Xbox, while most gamers prefer an FPS of at least 60.

Furthermore, Starfield has locked its FPS of 30 due to various reasons.

  1. The game is visually very demanding, so an FPS of 60 would require a powerful computer.
  2. FPS 30 is more stable and provides a consistent experience.
  3. It helps many players to experience the best of the game.

On top of that, turning the VRS setting on also decreases the FPS level. Therefore, it is essential to balance out FPS along with VRS.

What Is Render Resolution Scale?

The Render Resolution Scale helps to control the resolution of the game’s image quality.

A higher Render Resolution scale helps to increase the image quality.

However, you will need a more demanding hardware configuration for a higher resolution.

Starfield Render Resolution Scale
The Render Resolution Scale helps to increase the image quality

The default Render Resolution Scale of Starfield is 75%.

Many players are confused about the Render Resolution scale percentage.

Set the resolution to 100% if you are happy with the performance and image quality during the Render Resolution Scale of 100%.

But, if the resolution is hampering your performance, you can lower the Render Resolution scale.

Turn The VRS On Or Off In Starfield

The VRS affects the performance, FPS ensures the smooth flow, while the Render Resolution Scale controls the game’s image quality.

If you turn on the VRS, the Render Resolution should be low or at the default of 75%.

This also ensures a higher FPS, which gives better and smoother performance.

However, if the graphics are your choice, turning off the VRS and increasing the Render Resolution to 100% is the way to go.

How To Turn On VRS?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to turning on the VRS of the game:

  1. Firstly go to the main menu of the game.
  2. Then, click on settings. The settings have options such as gameplay, display, interface, controls, etc.
settings from the main menu
The main menu of Starfield
  1. Click on the display settings.
Display Settings
The display settings can help you customize dynamic resolution, render resolution and VRS
  1. Scroll, and you can turn the VRS option on and off from here.
Starfield VRS On Or Off
VRS helps to improve the performance of the game

You must also note that the VRS setting is recommended to be kept on for better performance.

Benefits Of Turning VRS On

Some of the benefits of turning on the VRS setting are:

  1. VRS can improve the game’s performance, especially if you have a lower-specification PC.
  2. It can keep the performance of Starfield stable and consistent.
  3. VRS can also reduce the amount of image quality loss.

Disadvantages Of Turning VRS On

However, the disadvantages of turning on the VRS setting are:

  1. VRS is also not supported by all the devices.
  2. Players can easily get confused by the huge number of setting customizations in Starfield, including VRS.
  3. VRS can lower the quality of the image.

So, choosing between these settings is a personal choice on whether you prefer performance or graphics quality.

If you like it balanced, turning On VRS and setting the Render resolution to 75% is ideal.

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The Bottom Line

VRS (Variable Rate Shading) is a setting that helps to improve the performance of the game.

It increases and decreases the shading on objects automatically and provides ideal performance.

Along with VRS, you must understand terms like FPS and the Render Resolution Scale.

All of these Starfield settings help provide you with the best performance and graphics quality.

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