Despite performing great and being extremely well optimised indeed, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes with a frame rate cap on PC. Konami made the decision to limit the maximum frame rate to 60 frames per second, and up until now there was no workaround for PC gamers who wanted to unleash the full capabilities of their graphics cards.
Now we've got hold of a pretty simple fix if you want to remove the frame rate cap in Metal Gear Solid 5 on PC, and all you’ve got to do is follow the simple instructions below. As a guide, it revolves around enabling Adaptive V-Sync, which overwrites MGS 5’s native V-Sync.
- This is the trickiest bit. You’re going to need to navigate to your MGS 5 configuration file folder. First of all, head to your Steam install folder, which by default is Local Disk (C:) / Program Files (x86) / Steam
- Open the ‘userdata’ folder
- In here, each of these numbers corresponds to a unique Steam user who has accessed their account on your PC. The easiest way to find yours should be to sort by ‘Date Modified’ and yours should be the most recent.
- Inside Local Disk (C:) / Program Files (x86) / Steam / userdata / / you should find a folder numbered 287700. This is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
- Then click the ‘Local’ folder and open up TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG with a text editor like Notepad or Wordpad.
- Find the line "framerate_control" : "Auto" and change it to "framerate_control" : "Variable".
- Save the file and load up MGS 5: The Phantom Pain.
- Voila, an unlocked frame rate!