EA's latest venture into the galaxy far, far away is finally here. The Star Wars-themed space sim is out now, and whilst the game mostly takes place inside the cockpit of some iconic spaceships, we wanted to take a look at all the graphics settings available to us in Star Wars: Squadrons.
Does it have a bountiful selection of customizable settings so we can tweak performance and visual fidelity to our liking? Or does it end up feeling lackluster? We dive in and take a look.
Star Wars: Squadrons screen settings
- Fullscreen Mode - Fullscreen/Borderless/Windowed
- Fullscreen Monitor
- Fullscreen Resolution
- Fullscreen Refresh Rate
Star Wars: Squadrons graphics settings
- Brightness - 0% > 100%
- Vertical Sync - Off/On
- Resolution Scale - 25% > 200%
- Temporal Anti-Aliasing Sharpness - 0% > 100%
- Film Grain - Off/On
- Lens Distortion - Off/On
- High Dynamic Range - Off/On
- Graphics Quality - Auto/Low/Medium/High/Ultra/Custom
Star Wars: Squadrons advanced settings
- Texture Filtering - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Lighting Quality - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Shadow Quality - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Screen Space Shadows - Off/Sun Only/On
- Effects Quality - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Volumetric Quality - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Post Process Quality - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Mesh Quality - Low/Medium/High/Ultra
- Anti-Aliasing - TAA Low/TAA High
- Ambient Occlusion - Off/Low/Medium/High/Ultra
Overall, Star Wars Squadron's graphics settings aren't exactly extensive, but there's a decent amount of customization in there that will allow us to customize the quality and get the perfect balance between performance and visual fidelity.
It is nice to see a Resolution Scale option as well for people with high resolution monitors who can't play at the higher resolutions due to performance issues, or if you've got a beefy GPU and just want to up the quality.
It is a shame that the Anti-Aliasing quality has no option to turn it off, or even any other options than TAA (Temporal Anti-Aliasing) which can result in some ghosting in-game. But this is only noticeable during cutscenes so doesn't really affect gameplay that much.
So that's it for all the graphics settings available in Star Wars: Squadrons, a somewhat limited but in the end a decent selection of options available that allows for a good amount of customization and performance tweaking.