Star Wars: Squadrons PC graphics settings revealed

Written by Chad Norton on Fri, Oct 2, 2020 10:12 AM
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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.

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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

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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.

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Can They Run... |

| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-4200H 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 860M 2GB 16GB
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]